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May 31, 1947 Esteemed Editor of the Standard Bearer: Not being used to writing in public, I hesitate to ask for a little pace in the above-mentioned paper for the following remarks. Having followed the discussion between the two editors, namely of the “Standard Bearer” and the “Christian Labor Herald”, I as an ex-C.L.A. member was disappointed with the answer given by the Standard Bearer Editor in the May 15 issue. The Rev. H. H. states in the first place that Mr. Gritter made a poor job of defending the present stand and action of the C.L.A. in regard to...

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Esteemed Editor of The Standard Bearer: Having read the Open Letter from Hamilton, many questions arose in my mind. In the first place, what have we really in common with the so-called Liberated Churches or De Gereformeerde Kerken, onderhoudende Art. 31? What binds us together, except that we both were thrown out, unjustly, out of our mother churches? Is there any more unity between us now then when we first came in contact with some of the leaders of this movement? Do they understand our doctrine better now, after all the literature sent to them, and did they come our...

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I think I can be brief in answering your questions. In the first place, I could refer you almost entirely to the article of our Editor, the Rev. H. Hoeksema, in the same issue of the Standard Bearer, “Criticism and Its Answer”. As to what we have in common, see page 52, the first part of the article, where we see that having the same Three Forms of Unity means very little. Secondly, regarding the charge that I generalize, read page 56, right column, lower half. Also concerning the “Januskop” read page 55, right column, lower half. And about your...

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