Biola Broadcaster - 1963-02

Ponder well the words of Lenin: “Give me the children for four years, and the seeds I have sown will never be uprooted.” This is as true of the Word of God as it is of theCommunist ideology. WHY GO TO CHURCH? We often talk of tithing our money to the Lord (when actually it all belongs to Him), but how about our time? Of the 168 hours in a week, a tenth would be 16 or 17. But what is usually the case? Count it up for yourself. A Scotish Christian had not been attending church services regularly. He declared he could enter into the presence of the Lord just as easily from his garden as he could from the church pew. The minister called on him and together they sat by the fireside. The old Scot knew what the preacher had in mind; that he hadn’t been regular. Silence pre­ vailed. Then the minister got up, went to the fireplace and took the tongs from the side of the hearth. Lifting a single coal from the em­ bers, he placed it alone out on the brick. Quickly it turned from a bril­ liant red to a black ash. The fire in the fireplace, of course, continued to glow and give off heat. This was all the illustration the Scotsman needed. He sighed deeply. “You need not say another word. I understand what you mean. I cannot worship alone any more than I can live alone. I’ll be at my place at the Kirk on Sunday.” Nor are we to forsake the assembling of ourselves together with other believers. Scripture teach­ es that such a habit should intensify, especially as we see the day of Christ’s return near at hand. * * * The best thing to do behind a per­ son's back is to pat it. * All that is necessary for the tri­ umph of evil is for Christian people to do nothing. * *

'TWAS A SHEEP Twas a sheep not a lamb, that went astray In the parable Jesus told; 'Twas a grown-up sheep that wan­ dered away From the ninety and nine in the fold. And out on the hilltops and out in the cold, Twas a sheep that the Good Shep­ herd sought, And back to the flock, and back to the fold, Twas a sheep that the Good Shep­ herd brought. Now, why should the sheep be so carefully fed And cared for still to day? Because there is danger if they go wrong They will lead the lambs astray. For the lambs will follow the sheep, you know, Wherever they wander, wherever they go. If the sheep go wrong, it will not be long Till the lambs are as wrong as they; So, still with the sheep we must earn­ estly plead, For the sake of the lambs today. If the lambs are lost, what a terrible cost Some sheep will have to pay. * * * 'The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you!" The Inspiration of the Bible "The books of the Bible, constitut­ ing as they do a unity contributing severally to a single scheme of divine grace, claiming to be a message to men from God speaking in terms of authority concerning duty and destiny, were composed by men who acted un­ der the influence of the Holy Spirit, to such an extent that they were pre­ served from every error of fact, of doctrine, of judgment, and these so influenced in their choice of language that the words they used were the words of God." One-time president of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Dr. Francis L. Patten:


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