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September 1975

 

Editorial: Our Gift to You

As ADVENTIST ministers, we have a confession to make. We have neglected to a degree our duty of becoming more involved with ministers of other denominations. We have failed many times to communicate our concern and love for you and other shepherds not of our faith whether due to timidity or misunderstanding on the part of ail concerned is irrelevant at this point. . .

 

Bringing in the Cheese

TOMMY, my six-year-old grandson, preached one of the summer's best sermons, or so it seemed to me. It happened the other day when I took him on a "man trip" to Jenks Lake not far from our mountain home. It was Sabbath, so I put an appropriate cartridge in the tape deck recently given me by my son, Tom. It was the Mormon Tabernacle choir singing the great Christian hymns. . .

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Making Mother Plans

THE IDEAL training center for our little ones should be the home where the mother is the teacher. Where home influences are not ideal, then the children should have proper training in a well-disciplined Christian school. But we should bear in mind that this latter plan is second best. . .

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All the King Wants Is. . .

ON November 14, 1973, Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was married to Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips in London's historic Westminster Abbey. She of the ruling class, he a commoner; her parents royalty, his from a simple background. . .

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Zephaniah---No Time to Lose

THE MESSAGE of coming judgment pronounced upon the people of Judah by the prophet Zephaniah must have come as quite a shock to those described as being as congealed in their minds as the dregs left after wine making. In this thick-headed condition they scoffingly boast, "The Lord will not do good, nor will he do ill" (Zeph. 1:12, R.S.V.). . .

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A Church That Heals

IN 1900 you could tell a Seventh-day Adventist by the peanut butter on his breath. . .

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Sent to Proclaim and to Heal

CHRIST'S mission charge to the twelve, recorded in Matthew 10:1-8,* constitutes the clearest Biblical in junction for the church to conduct medical missions. The first purpose of the charge (verse 7) was to proclaim the message, "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." This remains our primary task. . .

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How to Prepare 200 Talks a Year

HOW MANY sermons or talks will you give this year? On the average Adventist pastors probably preach three or four sermons each week. If you add nonregular speaking appointments such as devotionals, funeral sermons, weddings, and evangelistic presentations, it's not unlikely that these would total at least 200 presentations a year. . .

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The Dean of Biblical Archeologists

THE LATE William Foxwell Albright, in his latter years often called the Dean of Biblical Archeologists, led a tremendously productive life. His lifetime bibliography includes about 1,100 items, from small notes and review articles to long, technical articles on ancient history, chronology, archeology, and linguistics, to major programmatic books, and volumes on his archeological excavations, as at Gibeah of Saul and Tell Beit Mirsim. . .

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Salvation Unlimited

IT IS CUSTOMARY to magnify the greatness of man above the revelation from God and point with undisguised satisfaction to the natural goodness of man in the hope that ultimately the world will arrive at the millennium. But the belief that man can, by himself, save civilization is sheer foolishness. Mankind will never undergo the necessary change of heart and life by any human method of development. . .

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The Present State of Ecumenism

THERE IS a curious ambiguity about the ecumenical situation at present. Optimists and pessimists seem drawn up in confrontation, regardless of church allegiance or lack of it. One need only survey the present scene and compare it with the situation a decade ago for it to become evident that the ecumenical euphoria of the 1960's has drastically diminished. . .

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The Evidence of the Enzymes

MOLECULES are small particles in visible to the naked eye. They are com posed of two or more fundamental bits of matter called atoms. All substances around us, and we ourselves, are a collection of atoms and molecules. In the past few decades a great deal of new in formation has become available about the nature of molecules found in living organisms. When we consider what has been learned, the personality of a very wise, meticulous and loving Designer emerges with ever-increasing clarity. . .

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Taboo on Tools?

IMAGINE FOR a moment that you are living in Palestine during Jesus' lifetime. You have heard about the strange Carpenter from Nazareth and want to learn more about Him. So you equip yourself with a thermometer, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, measuring tape, scales, and notebook and set out to find Jesus. . .

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Worship: The Missing Hub

WORK, play, love, and worship these have been named as the four aspects of a well-balanced life. Our secular society places a great deal of emphasis on the first three. The fourth, worship, is sadly neglected and widely misunderstood. One of the principal functions of a minister of the gospel is to educate his people in regard to the meaning of worship, and to lead them in the experience of worship. . .

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