All Articles For Vol 16 Issue 20 8/1/1940

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No one can teach God knowledge; no one can tell Him anything at all. He is God. His intelligent will is the efficient cause of the existence and subsistence of things that be, Himself excepted. He created, preserves and governs all things according to His holy will, so that nothing happens in this world but by His appointment. He keeps all things so under His power that not a hair of our head, nor a sparrow can fall to the ground without His will. God makes history. The events of the day are but the realization of His eternal deliberations....

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Many, many years ago, it happened that a piercing, thrice-repeated cry ascended to the heavens. It was David, and, as was very often the case, David in trouble. Thrice repeated is his crying to God. We refer to the opening of the seventeenth psalm. Hear! Attend! Give ear! Involuntarily we will repeat our cries of anguish. And in the same measure that we are in trouble, we will also repeat our cries for help. So also David, He was in great trouble. We do not know the historical background. It may have been at the time that he had to...

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The expression, mystery, occurs frequently in the Holy Scriptures. In I Tim. 3:16 Paul, writing to Timothy, speaks of the great mystery of godliness, consisting of: “God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Also in I Cor. 15 the same apostle speaks of “mystery.” There he writes of the great change which shall take place when, at the last trump, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, we shall all be changed. And in Ephesians 6:19 Paul speaks of...

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It is not our purpose to discuss in detail the various decisions taken by our first Synod. All the decisions will be published in the Acta, which all that are interested may purchase and study for themselves. Only to some of the more important matters we wish to call the attention of our readers. To these belongs, no doubt, the address which our Synod decided to send to the Synod of the Christian Reformed Churches. Here it is: Grand Rapids, Mich. May 27, 1940. The Synod of the Christian Reformed Churches, assembled at Grand Rapids, Mich., June ____ 1940. Esteemed...

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