THE UNERRING BIBLE - A LOST CAUSE? 1
Has the so-called "scientific" method of Bible criticism destroyed confidence in the authority of the Word? Dr. Edward J. Young begins a series of articles in answer to this frequently encountered question.
NEEDED - WIDE-AWAKE ELDERS 3
Dr. Peter Y. De Jong voices concern over the neglected office of elder and emphasizes the importance of this office in maintaining a denomination that is spiritually alive.
DYNAMIC FOR LIFE 5
What is the incentive for renewed zeal and holy living as we enter another New Year? Robert L. Atwell treats the hope of Christ's return as the Christian's dynamic for life.
THE ATOM CALENDAR 6
Startling answers of the new "atom clock" regarding the age of man and the earth are presented in this article by Dr. John DeVries...corroboration of Bible statements...geology, a new field of study for theologians...
SECULARISM IN CHURCH MUSIC 8
Why did the Swiss Reformers eliminate all music from the church? What was Calvin's view of music in the church service? The answer to these questions, given in this article by Professor Henry A. Bruinsma, sheds light on the place of music in the church today.
THE FULLNESS OF TIME 9
The perfect timing of Christ's advent is the theme of a Christmas meditation by Rev. Leonard Greenway...All events serve purpose of Him who is the Sovereign of history.
GOD AND THE WAR 10
If you have been troubled by the relation between war and God's sovereignty, do not fail to read this challenging article by Professor John Murray. "God and the War" gives five biblical reasons why war is meaningful in the unfolding of God's plan.
THE FIRST RULE OF GODLINESS 15
Second in a series of articles on the subject, "What is Reformed Piety?"...True godliness is first of all submission to God's law...written by Rev. Alexander C. De Jong, Rev. Edward Heerema, and Rev. John Piersma.
NONMIRACULOUS CHRISTIANITY 17
What does the modernist minister mean by "miracles"? Rev. Johannes G. Vos discusses another common religious fallacy of our day.
THE TRIPLE ANOINTING 19
The Christian's task as officebearer of the Most High is the subject of this article by John Vriend...Prophet, priest, and king - not three tasks, but one...
BOOK REVIEWS 22
Rev. Arnold Brink reviews Paul Blanshard's "Communism, Democracy and Catholic Power," and Rev. Simon Viss reviews "The Sermon on the Mount" by Arthur W. Pink.
FROM THE LETTERBOX 25
Dean Harold S. Bender of Goshen College Biblical Seminary differs with the definition of "Anabaptist" as given by Rev. Johannes G. Vos.
HERE I STAND! 26
The providence of God and the creation and fall of man are discussed by Rev. John H. Piersma in lessons 11 and 12 of his series dealing with the Belgic Confession.
PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY 32
"Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only..." Rev. Johannes G. Vos asks the question, Has your relationship to Jesus Christ made you live differently from people who do not know Him?