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It is quite impossible to compose a complete list of concrete sins that require the application of Christian discipline by the church. We have already discussed the matter of membership in worldly organizations and we intend to mention a few other things yet before leaving this subject. In this connection The Church Order Commentary by Monsma and Van Dellen mention the evil of worldliness as expressed in the sphere of amusements. The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in 1928 passed a series of resolutions regarding worldliness, which also concern the matter of discipline. The Synod had dealt with this problem already...

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One of the requirements, according to Article 61 of our Church Order, for admission to the Table of the Lord is that the participants shall make a confession of the Reformed Religion. This refers first of all to those who are members of the church by baptism although it applies also to those who come from churches other than those of Reformed persuasion. Confessing the Reformed Religion applies to the practice that is commonly denoted in our circles as making confession of faith.

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“Every church shall administer the Lord’s Supper in such a manner as it shall judge most conducive to edification; provided, however, that the outward ceremonies as prescribed in God’s Word be not changed and all superstition be avoided, and that at the conclusion of the sermon and the usual prayers, the form for the administration of the Lord’s Supper, together with the prayer for that purpose, shall be read.” —Article 62, D.K.O. Within the jurisdiction of every consistory is the task of administering the Lord’s Supper in such manner that is most edifying to the congregation. It is not left...

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We have been discussing various sins which become the occasion of ecclesiastical censure when members of the church persist in them and after repeated admonition refuse to repent. In this connection we asked the question whether parents are to be disciplined who refuse to send their children to Christian schools and, more particularly, whether Protestant Reformed parents are the proper objects of censure if they refuse to use the facilities of Protestant Reformed education for their children where these facilities are made available? It is with this question that we are at present concerned. To the best of my knowledge...

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