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       M.R. DeHaan
       1891-1965
      
       Martin R. DeHaan, M.D. was an American Bible teacher, pastor, author, and physician. Founder of Radio Bible Class. His simple granite gravestone, testifies of that great truth which he so keenly believed and fervently broadcast around the world.
      
       Dr. Martin R. DeHaan was a successful physician in western Michigan when he obtained a degree in theology. He left his medical practice to pastor churches and then formed a Bible study ministry.
      
       Later he expanded the Bible study to radio and founded Radio Bible Class in 1938. Dr. DeHaan spoke to millions of listeners each week for some twenty-seven years on the Radio Bible Class. His academic training included a degree from Hope College, a medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical College, and further study at Western Theological Seminary. He was the author of more than twenty books and countless daily devotionals in Our Daily Bread, published by RBC Ministries of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


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Show me the man or the woman who is more interested in getting members for his church than winning them for Christ, and I will show you a person who does not yet know the Unifying and purifying power of the Blood

    Topics: Evangelism, Unity

Humility is something we should constantly pray for, yet never thank God that we have.

    Topics: Humility

It's not necessary to blow out your neighbor's light to let your own shine.

    Topics: Light

If we would talk more about the Lord and praise Him, we would have less time to talk about ourselves.

    Topics: Praise

The true Church preaches REGENERATION; not reformation, not education, not legislation, but regeneration.

    Topics: Renewal

Before an individual can be saved, he must first learn that he cannot save himself.

    Topics: Salvation

Why God should choose the meanest, basest, most unworthy individuals with absolutely nothing to commend them at all to God, except their miserable, lost condition, and then exalt them to become the sons of God, members of the divine family, and use them for His glory, is beyond all reason and human understanding. Yet that is grace.

    Topics: Salvation

Let me repeat that no greater curse has ever afflicted the Church of Jesus Christ than the curse of spiritualizing Scripture, that is, making Scripture mean something other than its literal meaning... Instead of spiritualizing, it is 'demonizing' of the Scriptures, for if any 'spirit' has anything to do with that school of Scripture interpretation it must be an 'evil spirit.'

    Topics: Scripture

No, the Scriptures were not given to us to confuse us but rather to instruct us. Certainly God intends that we should believe His Word with all simplicity. A thousand years means a thousand years; a wolf means a wolf; a lion means a lion. If you read your Bible that way, a child can understand it.

    Topics: Scripture

Be on guard against any tampering with the Word, whether disguised as a search for truth, or a scholarly attempt at apparently hidden meanings; and beware of the confusion created by the senseless rash of new versions, translations, editions, and improvements upon the tried and tested Bible of our fathers and grandfathers.

    Topics: Scripture

The Bible claims for itself that it is a "living" Book and the only living Book in the world and is able to impart life to those who will believe with their hearts what it teaches.

    Topics: The Bible

The argument that the language of the Authorized Version is archaic and outdated might carry some weight if the new translations were really an improvement in clarity and easier to understand. However the very opposite is the case in most instances.

    Topics: The Bible

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