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Esteemed Editor: May I have just a little space in the Standard Bearer also, to ask a few questions with regard to the article of Rev. Blankespoor in re: the “Declaration of Principles” proposed by our last synod? I am confident that the editor can certainly give Rev. Blankespoor the light he seeks. However, since Rev. Blankespoor is the first to publicly refer to this “declaration” I am interested to know what his difficulties are in this matter. He speaks about origin, intentions, etc., but not one word about contents. I assume that he surely subscribes to the contents of...

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Esteemed Editor: May I please have a little space in the Standard Bearer to express a deep concern which I have in regard to a grave error which seems to be gaining a large foothold in our churches. First of all, I feel certain that among Reformed church circles, we are considered to be strict, if not the most strict in seeking to uphold sound church government. We believe that Christ rules in His church through the offices of consistory. We have consistent­ly taught that the local consistory is the only ruling body in the church. By way of Classis...

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