Articles by H. O. Olson
ALTHOUGH the message of each of the seven letters to the churches has a special application to the period signified by the name, and the symbols used reveal the condition of the church at different periods, each message applies in some degree to every period. In attempting to decide what period is symbolized by each of the churches of this prophecy, I have in mind the time when the element referred to predominated. The period A.D. 100-323 would, therefore, symbolize Smyrna, and A.D. 323-538, Pergamos. . .
"These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. . ."
A committee of sponsors consisting of thirty-two Protestant church laymen has been formed for the purpose of carrying on a crusade for a United Church of America.
The meaning of faith in the pioneers of this movement.
Ministers, Bible instructors, teachers, and writers need to exercise extreme care in selecting sources for needed information. Too often one is tempted to use a statement from an unreliable source because it would require considerable study to verify it or prove it untrue; that is, to ascertain the facts. And it may be something sensational that we believe will have the desired effect, or a statement that will "prove" an assertion we have made.
Religious world trends.
Sabbath services afford an opportunity that all too often is not taken advantage of. Is there a way we can present our cardinal doctrines during this part of the service?
An examination of certain charges arising from an article under this title by L. E. Froom, in The Ministry, February, 1957.