All Articles For Vol 15 Issue 17 6/1/1939

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In my report, in the last two numbers of our paper, of the conference that was recently held of some Christian Reformed and Protestant Reformed brethren, I promised that I would write a few words about the objections which were urged by the Rev. Mr. Hendriksen against my essay, read at the conference. The reader will remember that I stated how that the brother in the noon-hour had hastily written down some objections, read them in the afternoon session, and when asked by undersigned to motivate them, refused on the ground that he had to leave the meeting. Since then...

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Yes, there is also such a thing as denominational wisdom. (First italics mine; second the Rev. G. Hoeksema’s. See The Banner, April 27, 1939, page 391.) And I would add the softly spoken wish: would that you promoted and followed it with a view to the matter in question. Wisdom, divine wisdom, is the choosing of the best means and the best ways to arrive at the most wonderful end, namely, the glorification of the Triune God who is blessed forever! This wisdom does not consist in returning to the “precious calm” as the above-mentioned minister of Christ puts it....

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Though the tabernacle as a whole was God’s house, his proper dwelling place was the holiest—the seat and throne of His kingdom. Here therefore occurred the highest and most distinct revelations of Himself as Israel’s redeemer God. And as these revelations were made through the things that were found in this place, it is to these things that regard must be had. The only furniture of the holiest place was the ark. The instructions for its making are contained in Ex. 25:9-16, “And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length...

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Rev. H. Hoeksema, Dearly beloved Editor: Will you be so kind as to publish the following open letter to my Christian Reformed friend and brother because I sincerely believe that there are many more Christian Reformed friends and brethren who should stop to think and diligently set themselves to answer the questions contained in it, and any other questions which may arise. Accept my thanks and my continued good wishes for the welfare of our Standard Bearer. To my Christian Reformed friend and brother: Do you think that the language used in I John 4:20 is fit to publish in...

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Zwier does not favor the distinction “image of God in the formal sense.” “Image of God in the material sense.” He prefers the old terminology, “Image of God in the narrower sense.” “Image of God in the broader sense.” What objection has the reverend to the new terminology? We learn this from the following language from his pen, “But the question is whether after the fall man retained the image of God simply in the formal sense, so that absolutely nothing remained to him of the image of God in the material sense. “As our readers will understand (Zwier continues)...

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One of the most difficult feasts to celebrate is the feast of Pentecost. Difficult because of its unique character. A wind is heard that does not blow, a fire that does not burn, and a speech that was never heard before. It is the feast where all is so extremely difficulta to understand. Intangible are the signs, their meanings, and also their applications. For, after the signs are seen and heard the multitude asks: ‘What meaneth this?’ while others mocked. Mocked, because Pentecost brings to light two spiritual powers. The power from above, descending upon the Church here below and...

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