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by Samuel H. Sutherland A t long last it is beginning to dawn on the consciousness of a vast company of Americans that actually there is an organized attempt 1within our land and in certain governmental circles to overthrow the government of the United States and to replace it with another form of government based upon an ideology wholly contrary to that which we have known and cherished. Much abuse has been leveled at those citizens who, it was said, saw Communists lurking behind every tree and telephone post, ready to take over the country. But now it is becoming increasingly evident to everyone that there are those who, if not Communists themselves, are one with them in their purpose to disrupt and destroy America. It is frightening to realize the extent to which their influence has reached. While sometimes it is difficult to classify these individuals, the end results of their ide ology are very apparent. A few years ago, academicians in our great universities deplored the riots which had occurred on the campuses, but refused to face up to the realities. Instead of taking decisive action, they temporized with statements such as: “ These are good boys at heart who are trying to tell us something, and we would do well to listen to what they have to say.” Actually it was soon all too clear that the rioters had nothing to say that was in the least worth listening to. They simply decried the establishment, demanding that it be abolished al though they had nothing of a constructive nature with which to replace it. They readily accepted the benefits of the affluence of the society created by the establishment; they enjoyed the physical facilities of the great universities the establishment had constructed; they basked in the liberties which the establishment had set up within the con stitution and by-laws which protected them while they carried on their demonstrations. In other words, these militants clutched everything the establishment had provided and then proceeded to lash into it and to try to wipe it out that they might govern everything and everybody according to their own terms. Now the academicians are changing their tune. Some opposed the howling mob at San Francisco State College two or three years ago. More are beginning to speak out against the anarchists at the Uni versity of California at Berkeley. Recently a greater number condemned in no uncertain terms the mob action at the University of California
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at Santa Barbara. Finally, these educational leaders are realizing that these rabble-rousers are (1) not composed primarily of students, but of outsiders who come in for the express purpose of inciting riots; (2) they have no organized purpose whatever in their lawlessness; they are not trying to establish anything of a constructive nature; (3) their sole purpose is destruction of property and order for de struction’s sake. They are opposed to law and order and everything that we hold dear in this beloved land! Every chance these militants get they use to destroy our laws. As an example, there is the continuing effort to bring disrepute upon the courageous judge who sentenced the “ Chicago seven.” Sym pathy uprising in behalf of these revolutionaries have been held in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago, on university campuses and elsewhere. Threats against the life of the judge who justly condemned these vicious criminals have been made. Our whole judicial system is being systematically attacked in an organized effort to break down all law and order. A hard-core element of appreciable size is totally dedicated to the search for any incident that might be used to force a confrontation with the police and those who represent the establishment. The major thrust of this hard-core revolutionary element has been on university campuses but within the last two or three months it has broadened its sphere of destruction to include persons and property completely removed from the campus itself. For instance, during the month of March, demonstrators left the University of California Santa Barbara campus and moved to Isla Vista, a community entirely un related to the University itself except that a number of students were housed in apartments of the community. There a great bank was robbed, then set afire, and then totally destroyed. Front windows of a number of retail stores were broken open and goods were looted. Chancellor Cheadle of the University declared: “ These acts of violence — senseless, wanton and self-defeating — constitute an intolerable threat to the safety of persons living in Isla Vista and to the security of this campus. . . . The people of this state, the vast majority of our student body, faculty, staff and the administration of this University will not tolerate the utter disregard of the fundamental rights of others by persons seemingly committed to anarchy at best or tyranny at worst. Free men will not tolerate the trampling of others’ rights or the gross threats to person and property that we have witnessed here in recent days.” It is indeed refreshing that a prominent edu cator at last has described the situation in forceful, forthright and accurate terms. So we do not hear quite so much these days from the weak- principled academicians or the liberal politicians who previously in sisted that this rebel element had something to tell us. And politicians who screamed for the “ rights" of the minority are changing their tune too in face of the devastation of the last months and years. Apparently their former approach did not pay off at the polls! So now they appeal to the “ silent majority” whom President Nixon has res urrected and whose voice is beginning to be heard loud and clear. The danger is that this “ silent majority” may become weary in well doing but if we will keep our voices heard, demanding law, order and decency, we may yet, under God, turn the tide toward a safe, free and beautiful America. God grant it may be so!
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"Mercy is FREE" “With the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous re demption” (Ps. 130:7). In silence of night On past life I lay musing; And wept that ’twas all God’s great mercy abusing; And I scarcely could think there was pardon for me; But a voice in my heart whis pered, “Mercy Is Free.” I thought of my sins That no angel could number; Their greatness and blackness O’erwhelmed me with wonder; If there be but one soul beyond mercy ’tis me; “But there’s none,” said the voice, “Seeing Mercy Is Free.” I thought of the vows Which in fervor I’d spoken; All meant to be kept, But all shamefully broken; Oh, baser than Judas! Can grace stoop to me? ’’E’en to thee,” breathed the whis per, for “Mercy Is Free.” I thought of the talents With which I ’d been trusted; Some wasted on pride, Some with slothfulness rusted; And I cried in my anguish, “Oh where can I flee?” Said the whisper, “To Jesus; His Mercy Is Free.” 0 Jesus, my Lord, At Thy footstool now kneeling, 1 ask Thee afresh Both for pardon and healing; And I pray that henceforward thou will keep me for Thee; Said the whisper, “ 'Tis granted, for Mercy Is Free.” —John Dickie
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JAMES B. FRANKLIN has been named Director of Development for the Baptist University of Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. Franklin has been pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kingsville, Texas, for four years. MELVIN A. JONES has been named Executive Director of the Back to the Bible Broadcast of Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Jones has been with the organiza tion since 1940. The organizational change will allow more time for the Gen eral Director, DR. THEODORE EPP, to spend in study, prayer, and the respon sibility of determining spiritual policies of the ministry. Missionary Aviation Fellowship, head quartered in Fullerton, Calif., has shipped a specially modified airplane to Rho desia. The plane will provide aerial am bulance service for a hospital operated by The Evangelical Alliance Mission. Detroit Bible College in Detroit, Michi gan, celebrated its 25th Anniversary in March. The event was highlighted by a special Anniversary Banquet which fea tured DR. HOWARD SUGDEN of South Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan, as speaker. The World Relief Commission of the National Association of Evangelicals is sponsoring a project called "Operation Dorcas” which will provide food and clothing to needy individuals as a result of the Nigeria-Biafra conflicts. Quanti ties of cloth will be purchased from local textile mills and sewed into clothing in the style preferred by the people. Western Conservative Baptist Semi nary of Portland, Oregon has been grant ed full accreditation by the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. The Seminary is in its 42nd year of operation, according to Presi dent EARL D. RADMACHER. MR. RICHARD A. ARMSTRONG, Direc tor of Pioneer Girls, has announced the appointment of JANE SORENSON as editor of TRAILS magazine for girls. Pioneer Girls is an interdenominational organization which serves 120,000 girls in 2300 churches throughout the United States and Canada. The Wycliffe Bible Translators has announced the move to Denver, Colo rado, of their tribal division for the United States, Canada, and Alaska. The office which coordinates translation work in 30 North American Indian tribes, previously had been located in Califor nia. DR. IRVINE DAVIS is Director of the North American tribal work. DR. ROBERT T. TAYLOR, Senior Gen eral Secretary of the American Bible Society since 1956, has retired after 29 years of service with the organization. According to President EDMUND F. WAGNER, no successor will be named at this time.
Far Eastern Gospel Crusade has an nounced th e appointment of REV. GEORGE LEODEN as Home Secretary, beginning August, 1970. Mr. Ledden will be responsible for directing the develop ment of the North American activities of FEGC. MR. and MRS. WILLIAM DILLON have resigned from the ministry of Sunshine Gospel Mission in Chicago, III., after 27 years of service. Mr. Dillon has accepted a ministry as a traveling Bible teacher for New Tribes Mission which is head quartered in Woodworth, Wisconsin.
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In a time of rapidly vanishing moral standards in every area of society, Kurt Henning, pastor of a church in Stuttgart, Germany, has written this vital and timely work on the Ten Commandments. His interpretation of these Com mandments is Biblically sound and very practical. He applies God’s moral laws to the issues of our day in an effective way. The author shows the endless value of the Commandments through the fact that they regulate every relationship b e tw e e n God and man, and between man and man. This fact impresses upon the mind the inexhaustible depth and
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total comprehensiveness of the divine laws. Maintaining t h a t th e first commandment is foundational — the spring out of which flow the remaining nine — the writer pro ceeds to demonstrate that Jeho vah is the Lord of the Word, of prayer, of time, of family, of life, of marriage, of all possessions, of truth, and of community. If the first commandment is kept, “I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” the ful fillment of all the others will fol low of its own accord. All of the real decisions of life are within the sphere of the first command ment. Surely during these days of world-wide political, religious, so cial, educational, and economic upheaval, all Christians should agree that such an emphasis is theologically true and urgently necessary. An unreserved accept ance of the absolute sovereignty of the God of the Bible revealed through Jesus Christ the Lord is the crucial need of man in this dark hour of history. While the writer does not emphasize the dis- pensational significance of the Ten Commandments, we believe the interpretation of the Com mandments is sound; therefore, we commend the reading, the studying, and the application of the teachings of this book to all. — 245 pages; cloth; Fortress Press, Philadelphia, Pa., $5.75.— Reviewed by Dr. Nickolas Kurta- neck. THE CONTEMPORARY PREACHER AND HIS TASK by David Waite Yohn. 159 pages; paper; William B. Eerdman Publishing Com pany, Grand Rapids, Mich.; $2.95. A sum mary of various problems faced by a preach er and an attempt to present expository preaching as an exciting possibility for both minister and congregation. THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST by
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Clem E. Bininger. 109 pages; cloth; Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Mich.; $2.95. Sermons by the author under the titles “The Forgiving Spirit,” "Hope for the Hope less,” "The Women in His Life,” "Mastering Mental Depression," “On Being Really Hu man," "Secrets of Satisfied Living," and “The Safest Deposit of All." MAY, 1970
by Gordon Chilvers
G od was seeking for a girl for a special favor. The chosen per son was to be granted the hon or of giving birth to the unique Man, Jesus Christ. What was there so special in the life of the one He chose? Every Jewish maiden, from the dawn of time when God said that His Son should be born of a wom an, craved that honor. We know nothing of Mary or of her past life until we overhear the angel speak ing to her. She came from a poor, undistinguished family; that makes God’s choice of her even more worthy of consideration. When the angel came to make the announcement to Mary, he greeted her with the words: “ Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women” (Luke 1:28). She was amazed. "The angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.” God hon ored her in this way because she was the most suitable person on earth for the privilege. Mary had the natural fears and questions of any godly girl. She may not have been more than fif
teen or sixteen years of age at this time. When she saw the angel and heard his commending greeting, “ she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.” An unnoticed girl, she was astonished that such an honor should come to her. Mary was a pure virgin when the angel spoke of the child she was to bear. She exclaimed: “ How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?" She pointed out this difficulty in becoming the mother of Jesus. Clearly she differed from many girls of a similar age today. The Greek Version of Isaiah’s prophecy had spoken of the Lord’s mother as a virgin. It was a deep mystery. She was a trustful soul. When she heard the astonishing prediction,' she ac cepted the fact without question. While Mary could not understand how it could be, she never doubted the fact. Most admirable is Mary’s sub mission to God’s will. “ Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” She attended carefully to
the revelation of God’s will and then she surrendered herself to Him that He might work out His purpose of world-wide b l e s s i n g through her. Whatever ability or reputation she had, she gave up to the Lord. Although she knew the price of the honor was humiliation, slander and pain, she never thought of shrinking from paying it. She accepted the shame and grief with out a shadow of hesitation. Nor did she limit the extent of her obe dience. Hers was indeed a great bless ing, yet it carried with it the prob lems of loneliness, misunderstand ing and suffering. Her situation was difficult. She could not then tell even Joseph to whom she was be trothed the extraordinary secret which the angel had revealed to her. If she had tried to tell him, could she have expected him to have believed her story? It seemed to be impossible. Her position with her neighbors was no easier. Morality among the Jews of Mary’s day was vastly high er than it is in America, England and in any part of the civilized world today. She must have been
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must have frequently meditated on what was read in the synagogue. She thought of the promise God had made to His people. As she thought, she saw the beginning of the fulfillment. About the middle of Jesus’ min istry, Mary heard that He was too busy to stop for needed food or adequate rest. With a mother’s lov ing anxiety and solicitude over the effects of overwork on His health, she was troubled. She wanted to take Him home with her and give Him nourishing food and proper rest. So she sent a message to Him. What did He do? He did not ask the crowds to stand on one side to let her come to Him or go through them to her. He did not even ask for a message to be given to Him from her. He simply pointed out that the spiritual relationship was higher than the natural. Mary was not daunted, for she was humble. In her song, she described herself as “ handmaiden," “ of low estate" and “ of low degree.” Sad at heart, Mary had to go back to Nazareth without Him, wondering all the while how long He could continue at such a pace. Yet in her disap- 11
call The Magnificat. It is one sus tained peal of thanksgiving to God for His goodness. Mary said: “ My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." It was an outburst of sa cred and unselfish joy. True, all generations should call her blessed, yet it was not because of personal merit, but because God had exalt ed her. “ For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.” This song reveals Mary’s conception of her divine mission. Whatever unique privilege was hers, it was swallowed up in her praise of the greatness of God who gave it. We can share our sorrows with God, and we share our joys with Him too as we realize that what ever exaltation is ours comes from God. So the apostolic injunction is, “ In every thing give thanks" (I Thess. 5:18). Mary was a quiet thinker. Her burst of song is saturated with the scriptures she had stored in her heart. There are references to or quotations from the first and sec ond books of Samuel, the Psalms, Job, Isaiah, Genesis and Micah. She
suspected of infamous conduct and became the subject of unhealthy gossip. The slander of Nazareth was so widespread that it almost led Joseph to take drastic a c t i on against her. She could not explain her condition to the townsfolk. Indeed for a time even Joseph did not understand her position. He would certainly have divorced her, if he had not been enlightened by the angel. Not every woman could have borne the burden that Mary had to carry. Sorrow and shame filled her heart. As many godly people all down the ages have done, she suf fered reproach for Christ. Possibly few loads are heavier than knowing you are in the right when you are misunderstood and are not able to prove it. But she left her cause with God and looked to Him to vindicate her. Mary’s reaction to the angel's words show her to be a rejoicing believer. Blessing for Mary meant an occasion to praise God. When she heard what God was going to do for the world through her, she burst into that song of praise we MAY, 1970
of uncontrollable anguish, or fall ing to the ground in a swoon. She suffered in unbroken silence. The crowds were mocking, the thieves were taunting, the soldiers were gambling for His clothes, the Lord was dying; and His mother was there watching it all. It would have been no wonder if she had turned from such a sight and fled from the scene. But no, she stood by the cross. What tremendous courage, love and reverence for her Son! One thought filled her mind at that time — what the aged Simeon said to her in the temple as he held the baby Jesus in his arms. “ Be hold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spo ken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed” (Luke 2:34-35). These words must have puzzled her when she first heard them, but now the fearful truth was a sad reality. She was crushed with grief. The final picture shows her as a devout worshipper. Our Lord had ascended to Heaven. Mary was with the other disciples as they assem bled in the Upper Room. Christ had directed them to wait there until they should receive power from Heaven. For fourteen days Mary was one of those who met in prayer and thanksgiving. Misunderstanding, disappointment and sorrow were over now. Her Son had died for her sin; God had raised Him from the dead. So she rejoiced in the Lord her Saviour. Mary stands out as one of the greatest mothers in the Bible. By her godly life she was a model of what all mothers should be. God Himself selected her as the one most suitable for the unique birth of His Son. God honored her because she was a devout maiden who was will ing to carry out His purposes com pletely. She stands before us en couraging us and giving us a pic ture that will inspire many to ideal motherhood. THE KING’S BUSINESS
pointment she had the consolation that He had given her earlier, that He must be about His Father's busi ness (Luke 2:49). Our Lord's ministry had ended and Mary appeared once more. This time it was at the foot of the cross. She was then the patient sufferer. There she saw her Son dying the most painful of deaths. He was “ a man nailed to the beams, hung up in the b l a z i n g sun, dragged, strained, longing to shift his posture in an agony of cramp, yet unable to do so, and his slight est movement sending a fresh thrill of torture through his body; then a burning thirst, a throbbing head, the weight of which on the weary neck grows intolerable; and all this to continue — since no vital organ has been touched — till the relief of death supervenes only from sheer exhaustion, when longing, enduring nature can hold out no longer" (James Hastings). We shrink with horror from such a ghastly spectacle; Mary saw it all — the agony and the torture. And the Sufferer was her Son. Nothing could restrain her from being with her Son in His last mo ments. No, her own danger, the sadness of the scene, or the insults of the crowd could not drive her away. After the days of His infancy and childhood we see and hear lit tle of Mary. During His public min istry she lived her life in the back ground. Yet when her Son was in His greatest agony, she stood by the cross. She was baffled at the amazing scene and paralyzed by His sufferings yet she was bound to her dying Son by the golden chains of love. His nation despised Him, His disciples deserted Him, and His friends forsook Him, but His mother stood by Him where all might see her. She was near to Him in birth and with Him in death. Here was the deep love of a moth er’s heart. Though she was crushed with grief, Mary showed marvellous for titude. There was no demonstration of feminine weakness, wild outcry
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spoken true words — husband words. When at the right time, you clenched your teeth and gripped my hand so tight and put our baby in my arms . . . when you gave me that weary, satisfying smile of a mother . . . no words were needed. Your smile said, ‘‘I went through it for you.” Six times I have seen that same smile light your sweet face. Six times I have plainly read the mes sage. That is why you are precious to me. Since that first baby, your days have been long — twelve, eighteen and sometimes twenty-four hours— but you never complained. Since that first baby, your work has been hard and exhausting, but you have never gone on strike or applied for a raise. Since that first baby, you have become a nurse, dietician, pedia trician, hotel manager, counselor, teacher, preacher and a hundred other things a mother has to be. That is why you are precious to me. And now your children are grown and have children of their own and your limitless, unceasing love en circles their children. From our first and on to our children’s children you have be come. . . . Words fail me! I am glad you are asleep — as I look at you lying there words like “ sweetheart, lover, companion, friend, wife and moth er” sweep across my searching mind. These are good words, strong words, but they are inadequate to tell you what is deep inside me. Just for tonight I long to be a writ er or a poet . . . but I am just your husband. So in husband words . . . heart words . . . words you must believe and unde r s t and , sweet mother of my children . . . not only on Mother's Day but every day. . . . You are very precious to me. Editor’s Note: The author of this ten der tribute and the one to whom it is paid are both graduates of Biola. 13
T hey say a diamond is forever... . . . but it is much too hard and cold to convey how soft and warm your love is to me. You were only a girl when I slipped that golden band on your finger. Since then I have tried ten thousand times to put into words how deeply I love you. Since then by your actions you have proven how much you love me. That is why you are precious to me. When we could afford nothing more than cheap clothes, hamburg ers and an old house, you never complained. MAY, 1970
When travel made living out of a suitcase necessary, you sweetly shared my suitcase. When work required long separa tions which caused me painful lone liness, your letters always carried warm comfort. When I returned, you made me feel as if through my coming your world once again was complete. That is why you are precious to me. When the house of your baby was full and I told you you were beautiful but your mirror seemed to contradict me, the light in your eyes showed you understood I had
I t has been facetiously said that behind every suc cessful man is a surprised wife. In the Christian realm, it can be more aptly stated that behind most successful Christian men are godly wives. The Christian wife is more than a glorified baby-sitter for her Adam. She is a helpmate in all the glory of that word. Of all the birds, beasts, and fish which God cre ated, not one was able to provide the answers to Adam’s physical, social, academic, moral and spirit ual needs. If Adam was to have a companion in the fullest meaning of that word, God would have to do something special. Adam’s partner would have to be someone far more like Adam than any bird, beast, or fish. For God, the operation was simple — a divine anesthetic, the removal of a rib, and a creative word. Incidentally, if you are worried about the missing rib, relax! The floating ribs have the unique ability to regrow themselves. When Eve stood in Adam’s presence, he not only knew she was bone of his bone, but also that she was the only answer to making life meaningful to him. Together, Adam and Eve soon learned that their physical, social, academic, moral and religious well being were inseparably related to their oneness. No other creature on earth could fulfill their physical, and social desires, compete with their academic abili ties, challenge their moral standards, or encourage them in their religious aspirations. If these things were to be accomplished, it must be as a result of their fellowship with one another. Furthermore, of all God’s creatures, they alone could have a com municative relationship with God. Of course "the woman thou gavest me" has not always been a faithful companion. Like Adam, she has often fallen short of fulfilling her God-given re sponsibilities. However, more often than not, she has
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acteristic of Christian women. They appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears their husbands have put into each dollar brought home. They shop carefully. They look for bargains. They often make efforts to add to the family income. They are concerned about the future. They encourage their husbands in their job promotions. They protect the budget and rejoice in the savings account. They tend to make sure that offerings for God and His work are not forgotten. Sixthly, she is an academic saviour. She chal lenges her husband to good reading and continual study. She knows that if he is to be an alert Christian with a strong testimony, he must be a thorough stu dent of the Word and of the world. He must be aware of the times and seasons in which he lives. She sac- rificially foregoes times of fellowship with him for the sake of his academic advance. Lastly, she is a spiritual saviour. This is the realm of her greatest contribution. Her personal love for and devotion to God are an inspiration to him. God is continually giving ear to her supplications in behalf of her husband. Her insistence on faithful church at tendance is a gentle rebuke to him. The discipline of her private devotions and her insistence on a faith ful family altar encourage him. Her consistent efforts to raise her children for God amazes him. Her spir itual example helps him to be his best for God. In the light of this, it is little wonder that the Scriptures instruct the Christian husband to love his wife as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for her. Obviously, there is no one else on earth so able to make his life meaningful. He does well, there fore, to be mindful of her great contribution to him. He should often express his appreciation to her as his co-worker. He should not underestimate her gifts and abilities. He should not hesitate to place her in the limelight when occasion arises. He should en courage her in her efforts to improve herself. He should be faithful to her, provide for her, and love her “ till death do us part."
proven to be a balance wheel, a place of refuge, a strong tower, an inspiration, and a source of spirit ual strength to the man with whom she is mated. A good wife is a physical saviour to her husband. She is far more solicitous of his physical well-being than the best-paid servant could ever be. She works long hours to prepare him meals and make his house attractive and comfortable. She is concerned about how hard he works and how much sleep he gets. When he is sick, she is more compassionate than a nurse. She is tender, thoughtful and loving. In the second place, she is a moral saviour. To put it bluntly, she satisfies his sexual appetites. Those appetites are real and when not satisfied, temptations to immorality are intensified. As an affectionate wife, she helps to solve this moral problem through God- ordained expressions of love. Her intimate affection provides for him a deep satisfaction which rides vic toriously over the strength of lust. “ The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her” (Prov. 31:11). Thirdly, she is a social saviour. The niceties of human society most often reveal the feminine touch. Those societies in which women are downtrodden lack much of that which makes Christian society enjoyable. When the daughters of Eve become in sensible to the good graces of Christian culture, all of society is degraded. Fourthly, she is an emotional saviour. Man's need for sharing his problems and privileges, joys and sorrows, is ageless and universal. In fact, this is exactly what the creation story is all about. Until Eve was created, Adam had no one with whom he could really identify — no one with whom to share himself. Fortunate is the man whose wife is always ready to mop up the spilled milk of disappointment and provide for him a listening ear into which he can pour his woes. With her, he divides his problems and multiplies his joys. She is his psychological haven. Fifthly, she is an economic saviour. Of course some wives are spend-thrifts. But this is not char
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