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By: Paul Linzey Fifty-five minutes past midnight on February 3, 1943, the USS Dorchester was on its way to Greenland with more than 900 men on board. Captain Hans Danielsen, aware that German U-boats were in the area, had ordered the men to stay ready and keep their life jackets on, but many of them disobeyed the order because the life jackets were uncomfortable and impossible to sleep in. Four Army chaplains were on the ship: a Methodist minister, a Jewish rabbi, a Catholic priest, and a Reformed Church pastor. All four had been Boy Scouts. All four were brand new…

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By Dr. J. Rodman Williams 9. Sanctification, Perseverance Will a person who once firmly believed in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but then turned from Him, enter Hell or Heaven? Why should a person who “once firmly believed in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior” but has turned from Him want to go to heaven? For heaven is the place where Jesus is glorified and all people rejoice in His presence. An unbeliever would hardly be comfortable there. The Wesleyan persuasion has a doctrine of “entire sanctification.” They separate this from salvation as a second work of grace. Can…

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By Debra L. Butterfield “She’s a tough old bird,” my father often said about my mother. He was right. Not even seven surgeries sidelined this octogenarian. With her first knee replacement, the doctor told her she’d never golf again. She was 74 and still determined to be a player, not a spectator. Five months later she stepped onto the tee and drove her first ball of the season at the local golf course. At the age of 81, she won a ladies golf championship for women 35 and older just six months after having a mastectomy of her right breast.…

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