GOD’S CO VENANT FAITHFULNESS, the volume commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Protestant Reformed Churches, will have been off the press for more than a month by the time you read this. Well over 1200 copies have already been distributed. Have you purchased copies for yourself and your children? As has been mentioned before, this will be a valuable historical memento in years to come. Since it is a dated book, designed especially for this Golden Anniversary Year, it will not be available once this year’s supply is exhausted. Yet the book will be valuable not only to yourself but also to your children in years to come; it contains in word and picture the 50-year history of the churches which are dear to our hearts. If for no other reason than this, you should make it a point to urge your young people to obtain this book for themselves and make it a point to buy copies for your younger children. But there are other reasons. This book is instructive. The second main part of the book contains a summary of our Protestant Reformed position. It has sections on our history, our doctrine, and our world-and-life view. For those attending the Field Day at convention time in August—and we are looking for a large denomination-wide attendance—the book will be on sale at that time. But why delay? Send your order, enclosing $5.95, to: Reformed Free Publishing Association, P.O. Box 2006, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501.
In this issue and the next I had hoped to catch up on Question Box; and we are making headway, as you will see. But just when I thought I was catching up (and this is written, you understand, before my departure for “down under” in mid-June) I received some questions in the mail. These will have to wait until my return, the Lord willing, and therefore until the September 1 issue.
This year’s Synod met considerably later than usual, and therefore it was not possible to include a report about Synod’s activities in the July issue. Prof. Decker has promised to prepare such a report, however, for our August issue. If he writes the report while inspired by the lofty mountains visible from Lynden’s parsonage (he plans to supply Lynden’s pulpit for a time this summer, D.V.), that could prove to be a lofty report!
Note to associate editors. All copy for the August issue should be sent to Prof. H. Hanko. Copy for September 1 and September 15 should again be sent to the Editorial Office, as usual.
Another new book from the RFPA! By the time you read this, Rev. David Engelsma’s Marriage: The Mystery of Christ and the Church should be on the market. By all means get this book; it is worthwhile and instructive reading. The price: $3.50. Send your orders to: Reformed Free Publishing Association, P.O. Box 2006, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49501.