IT IS A FACT of recent church history that the churches controlled by conservative evangelicals have generally not joined the World Council of Churches. This abstention is because they do not believe that the WCC legitimately represents the church's given unity in Christ. Furthermore, they have serious reservations regarding the deployment of the limited energies and means of the WCC and the churches it represents in dubious and, at times, divisive socio-political activities. . .
THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH speaks. It speaks of the seventh day, Saturday, as the Sabbath. It speaks in its community by the open door of the church, the groups in the entry or court yard; it speaks through sound, color, and movement; it speaks when others are busy shopping, conducting business, or the like. . .
THIS AGE has been called the Age of Aquarius, but it might also be labeled as the Age of the Anonymous. Society has demanded new systems of labeling of foods, drugs, clothing; in fact, almost everything one buys. Why? The answer lies in the anonymous marketing of almost everything. A natural suspicion has arisen. It has been proved to be justifiable time and again. . .
"THERE IS a special work to be done for our young people by those bearing responsibilities in local churches throughout the conferences." --Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 77. What a tremendous challenge this presents before us all. The devil bids high for the souls of young people because if he can steal them away from the church he has destroyed a lifetime of service for Christ. . .
NEARLY TWO HUNDRED years after Jonah's spectacular revival campaign at Nineveh, the ax of judgment fell on the stiff neck of the rebellious Assyrians. The cob webs of evil habit finally became strong cables that bound them so firmly to wrongdoing that God could do no more for them. There fore, they were left to drain the cup of divine wrath. . .
EACH YEAR The Ministry provides its readers with a brief review of the most recent books in the field of Biblical archeology, history, and geography. The last such review appeared in the March, 1974, issue but covered only those books published in 1972. This review covers significant works published in the two years since that time during 1973 and 1974. . .
Caffeine is a tasteless substance and a natural constituent of a number of plants including coffee, tea, kola nuts, and mate. Caffeine is also found in products made from these plants, such as cola and pepper-type drinks. . .