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Rev. H. Hoeksema Dear Editor: In reading the Schedule for 1943 and 1944: I felt that there would be much valuable reading material for the Standard Bearer reader. This is especially true when we are to have debates on such vital subjects as mentioned. Others could be added such as: Have Elders the right to serve in office without a general knowledge of the Three Forms of Unity, in accordance with God’s Word; as also a fair to good knowledge of the church order. I am excluding the Ministers here. To me it is self-evident that they have this knowledge,...

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When I read the first of your last two articles on the C. L. A. in the Standard Bearer, I said: It does my heart good to see Rev. Hoeksema come out of his corner. A few days later I received a letter from a friend of mine who expressed the same sentiment. Now, we do not mean that Rev. Hoeksema hid away in a corner somewhere, but we, and others with ns, have never been able to justify the action of the Fuller Ave. Consistory which appeared in the Standard Bearer some time ago. This Consistory stated, concerning the...

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Holland, Michigan March 23, 1945 Dear Editor: May I have a bit of space to reply to Mr. Gritter’s article which appeared in the Standard Bearer of February 1, in respect to collective bargaining of the C.L.A.? I must admit that I cannot follow his reasoning or logic at all. Irrespective of what procedure is followed in setting wages, the fact yet (and always will remain) that all men are not equal in performing a job. Mr. Gritter admits this when he writes: “It is true, of course, that there is a great difference between men.” This great difference can,...

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168 Reed Ave., Holland, Mich. May 19, 1947 Dear Brother and Editor: Irrespective of what I think of the balance of your article, in answer to me in the Standard Bearer of April 1, 1947, in re Ladies Aid Sales, there are several of your remarks with which I am not satisfied. The very unbrotherly, if not sarcastic and untruthful, accusations which you hurled at me 1 feel to be sinful on your part, since you place me before the brethren of our Churches and the reading public as a vandal—feigning under the cloak of a Christian, (using the Word...

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Holland, Michigan December 22, 1950 Dear Editor of the Standard Bearer: In re Rev. Kok’s article which he handed out to the personnel of the Holland Men’s Society, and which also appeared in the Standard Bearer, I would like to state the following: That although Rev. Kok is “becoming more and more convinced that the ‘Declaration of Principles’ is a sad mistake, and that we as churches, should reject it”; that I am becoming a thousand fold more convinced every time I read this ‘Declaration’ from the hand of Rev. Kok, that if there ever was a time that we...

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Dear Editor: A little space in your paper, please? “Rev. Howerzyl votes in favor of the Declaration” (?—H.V.P.) That was a beautiful article, from the pen of Rev. Howerzyl, in re, “The Radio Preaching in the midst of the field of the Arminian Faith; and the results: as he expresses it in the article in the Standard Bearer of March 15, last. That is just what we as churches were in need of; and this article, (if anything) should prove to all those who voted against the Declaration, that they have sorely erred, although they meant well when they did...

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Dear Editor of the Standard Bearer: If space permits, please publish the following in the Standard Bearer, so that we as churches may know both sides of the burning question, as this is making history with rapid strides, also here in Holland, Mich. Thus the following:—WHAT NEXT? The above question is very up to date here in Hol­land, and it is anyone’s guess just what the develop­ment of this “Condition in the Reformed Sense Idea” will bring to light next.

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