Editorials -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 103:411 (Jul 1946)
Article: Editorials
Author: Anonymous


Editorials

Grounds for Hope

Victory parades are being held this year in Allied lands. With the close of hostilities, however, what will be lasting (not of course thinking for the moment of the war’s aftermath—the four horsemen revealed in the Apocalypse suggest what follows an upheaval like World War II)? After the shout of victory fades out can anything good come from the recent carnage? Spiritual realities should last, for one thing. A stand was taken on this editorial page two years ago, under the caption of “Crisis Faith,” in which our confidence was expressed in wartime converts to Christ because “the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his (2 Tim 2:19).

Beside the harvest of precious souls won for Christ in the day of danger, there should be still other blessed results to follow in the realm of the spirit. The grounds of this hope are good: (1) “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isa 55:10, 11). (2) “I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed”; “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Mal 3:6; Heb 13:8). (3) “The heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men…. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Pet 3:7, 9).

By all rights a worldwide revival should be near at hand, seeing that God’s Word has been sown far and wide in the last five years, God Himself and His Son change not, God wishes none to perish for whom Christ died.

Thinking of Divorce

It is common knowledge that divorce has been on the increase during recent years. The world itself takes note of the rise, judging from mention on a recent popular broadcast that the ratio of divorces to marriages was now 40%. Marital difficulty, to be sure, has been experienced down through the centuries. Even i...

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