“Common Grace” and God’s Attitude Towards the Ungodly. . . .
Condolences and Congratulations…. We recently received word from the Rev. G. Lubbers that he has been ill for the past four weeks. He has been unable to occupy his pulpit in Randolph, Wisconsin since December 7. He writes: “First it was ‘flu’—then it was ‘congestion in lungs’, but blood test shows undulant fever. I lost 18 pounds but have regained 8. Incessant fever, goes up to about 101-6 every day. Can rest in the Lord’s way.”
FLASH! …. Rev. Hoeksema Preaches!! We heard the good news here rather incidentally and felt it was worth passing on to our readers. According to word received from Bellflower, on Sunday evening, January 25, “dominie” mounted the pulpit and delivered his first sermon since he was stricken last June. Our informant told us that his correspondent wrote that “he was very lively”.
This is being written while Synod is still meeting and will be a brief review of work thus far accomplished. The usual pre-Synodical service was held on Tuesday evening, June 1, in the Fuller Avenue auditorium. The Rev. J. De Jong, president of the Synod of 1947, delivered the sermon. Rev. De Jong chose as his text, II Timothy 4:1-4.
Other Churches. . . . During the month of June many denominations besides our own hold their annual Synods or Assemblies. Since we have written previously of the problems which various other Churches face, their resolutions in respect to these will be of interest. We quote briefly from various periodicals the decisions of some of these Churches at their annual meetings.
Lynden Washington, November 15.—Since we haven’t written for quite some time we will go back a bit in order to give a connected and coherent report of the activities that have taken place. Some of what we write, therefore, may be old news to many of us but it will serve to bring all the events clearly before our minds.