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December, 1940

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and lying in a manger in Bethlehem, as they did after they had seen Him. They did not need to go and see Him in order to “see IF this thing is come to pass.” They said confidently,^ joy­ ously to one another, that, because this thing IS come to pass, they would go, and see it. The faith of the Bethlehem shepherds was. simply that they took God at His Word. They believed God. ; And when God says IS, let us never substitute the word IF. Satan tried to get the Lord Jesus Christ to do this, and Christ’s victory over Satan, three times, was because Christ refused to accept Satan’s substitute IF for God’s IS. At the time of the baptism o f the Lord Jesus, God spoke from heaven, “This IS my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:17). Then Satan came to Christ? in the wilderness and said, “IF thou be the Son o f God, command that these stones xbe made bread.” Was Christ willing to ask God to prove that He had spoken the truth and had not lied? Christ was ;n 6 t! He answered the devil: “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeded! out of the mouth of God.” And one word that had proceeded out of the mouth of God was the word IS, in God’s declaration, ; "This IS my beloved Son.” -7 Three times in' that duel between the Adversary and the Saviour came .the devilish urging of the word IF upon the Son of God; and three times the Son of God defeated th e. Father o f Lies by holding unwaveringly, unquestion- ingly, to. God’s IS, each time saying, “It IS written.” In the darkness and uncertainty of these days, we need fear nothing, we need fear no one, if we will "but use the faith of the Bethlehem shepherds and rest down confidently ;upon God’s ' IS. f? “The Lord IS my shepherd; I shall not want.” «. . . ~,‘i. ,-sfc1■’ “My grace IS sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect In weak­ ness.” Helps on Church Music As a handbook of practical guidance for leaders of church music rather than a mere listing of songs and hymnals, the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company’s new catalog for 1940-41 is meeting a need felt by many church leaders. Such helpful features as stories of well- known hymns, suggestions on “How to Organize a Junior Choir,” and “Helps on Song Leadership” occupy a gener­ ous proportion of the catalog. In its listing of music supplies, the publica­ tion offers a wide range of church music. The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company states that it will be glad to send the catalog to any one who will write to 28 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, HI., or 124 N. 15th St., Philadelphia.

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been delivered to them. Yet they dared to say that the thing was true, that the Saviour Child was bom, that the facts had all happened—and they had not seen any of it! Had they any right to talk so confidently and boldly? Were they not over-credulous, even gullible, to be so sure ? What reason had they to say that this thing IS come to pass? Well, they did not have much of a reason — only that God had said it was so! They gave their reason to one an­ other when they said they would go and ‘see this thing which IS come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.” God had said it was so — that was alii They had only God’s Word fop it. Was that much of a reason? “Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar” (Rom. 3:4). “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen” (2 Cor. 1:20). The faith of the Bethlehem shep­ herds was simply this: they had re­ ceived the Word of God; the Lord had made known certain facts unto them by the angel; this Word from God de­ clared that the Saviour, Christ the Lord, had come to earth and was lying in a manger in Bethlehem the city of David. Because God had declared these facts to them.through the mouthpiece of the angel, the shepherds knew that the facts were true, and they knew it just as confidently before they saw the babe Jesus, ? wrapped in swaddling clothes

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