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The 1947 Synod of our Protestant Reformed Church is now a matter of history. Everyone who was present will agree that this was a significant gathering because of the weighty and far-reaching decisions that were made. For four and a half days Synod met and deliberated. The work moved along smoothly and rapidly. Harmony and unity prevailed. True Christian fellowship was enjoyed both during the sessions and during the periods of recess. And everyone appreciated the friendly hospitality shown, and the splendid meals served by our host church, the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois. Synod opened on the...

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The regular meeting of Classis West was held in the newly remodeled church building of Doon, Iowa. It was a pleasure to all the delegates to accept the invitation of Doon Church to meet there, and to make use of their newly installed facilities. The meeting was opened with the usual preliminaries. Rev. G. Vos read Psalm 72 and led the assembly in prayer. The roll call showed that there was only one delegate from Bellflower, Manhattan, Redlands and Pella. Rev. L. Vermeer was unable to attend this Classis as delegate from Pella on account of a funeral in his...

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This is an emergency measure. We are sorry to hear that Rev. Lubbers is ill, which prevents him from filling this department for the present. Our readers will be disappointed that his regular series of articles on the “Signs In The Gospel Of John” will not appear for a few issues, awaiting his recovery. M ay the Lord speedily restore him to health that he may soon resume his various duties among us.

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Scripture says of Enoch that he walked with God. “And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters  And Enoch walked with God and he was not; for God took him.” Gen. 5:22, 24. That is by far the most unique biography that you can find anywhere in the annals of history or in the Scriptures.

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There are two words that spell the depth of despair, the complete disillusionment of the sinner shackled in the bondage of sin and death. They are the two words, “In Vain”. It is the verdict of the righteous Judge of heaven and earth upon those who set their hearts and affections upon the things of this earth. In large, bold letters Gods writes over a world of wickedness, as it exists under His curse: In vain, vanity. It ends in eternal desolation of hell. Vanity is Deceptive Emptiness.

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