Church and State by John Edwin Whitteker

"There is nothing more difficult, these times, than to keep the Church out of politics. And this difficulty is intensified where a Christian principle is at stake... This is not the Church's work: it is the province of the Church to knock at men's hearts and get the name of God written there – written there by the blood of the New Covenant...

Come ye thankful people come

According to an online website specializing in hymns, *Come ye thankful people come* appears in 608 hymnals. On the one hand it's a song of gratitude to the Lord for the food provided in this year's harvest. Yet the references to Mark 4:26-29 and Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43, also call for a hastening of God's final harvest.


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