All Articles For Vol 17 Issue 01 10/1/1940

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At the after-dinner program of the banquet which marked the closing of the second convention, the host committee had arranged an interesting debate on the topic, “Should doctrinal differences be minimized?” The affirmative position was maintained by two young men of Fuller Ave. Young Men’s Society, John Piersma and Walter Hof man. The negative was represented by two young ladies from Talitha Society, Alice Reitsma and Eileen Slopsema. No judges were needed because the Messr. Piersma and Hofman capitulated to the negation in their closing speeches. In order that the views expressed might have a wider circulation, the debaters have...

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In this report of the minutes of our latest Federa­tion Convention the undersigned will confine herself to the business transacted, as the other activities such as speeches, banquet and program numbers will be recorded in this issue of the Standard Bearer by others. The business sessions were opened in the morning of Thursday, Aug. 22, by the Rev. L. Vermeer, after our President, Homer Kuiper, read Psalm 144 and the Psalter number 371 was sung by the delegates. The roll call was then taken and all societies were repre­sented, including the three new member societies of Creston, Kalamazoo and Roosevelt...

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It affords me great pleasure to have had the privi­lege of attending your convention of Protestant Reformed youth. In the first place, because a convention such as this is a wholesome sign, that God has blessed and is blessing our churches, and that our churches have a future. For in our youth, under God, lies the future welfare of our Protestant Reformed denomina­tion. This is indeed for you a great privilege, but also at the same time a grave responsibility. In the second place I am very happy at this occasion because your convention reveals that our young people have...

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Introduction I have been asked to speak to you this afternoon on the subject, “Our Attitude Toward Politics.” Allow me to say that I found this a rather difficult subject due mainly to two things. In the first place it is a subject about which I have concerned myself but very little. Hence, I am not acquainted with the subject either in theory or in practice. I am a minister and not a politician. In the second place, this is a subject that is rather far removed from the sphere of our interest, generally speaking, both as individual Chris­tians and...

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Mr. Chairman, Board members, delegates, visitors, and friends: It is a privilege to address you on this occasion for more reasons than one. The chief reason is that you as a Covenant youth represent the emerging Church of tomorrow. You are the timber from which future elders and deacons and ministers of the Gospel are formed; but no less the material for future Covenant parents and teachers, valiant soldiers of the cross and faithful witnesses of the Name of God in these last days. And I admire your undaunted zeal. You might be compared with a rosebud unfolding its petals...

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Once again our Standard Bearer appears in a special garb. This time it is upon the request of the P.R.Y.P.F. that just recently held its second annual convention in Grand Rapids. We assure our young people that we are both proud and happy to serve them through the Standard Bearer in this way. The convention we just mentioned was a wonderful success. Our hearts were warmed and gladdened when we saw the zeal and activity of our young men and young women, their interest in the things of the kingdom of God. They certainly manifested a Christian spirit throughout, not...

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In view of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ministry of Rev. Hoeksema, the following resolution was adopted by the P.R.Y.P.F. at the business meeting of the Convention. “Resolved that the 1940 Convention of our Protestant Reformed Young People undertakes herewith to extend the most hearty congratulations of the Federation to the Reverend Herman Hoeksema upon the completion of his twenty-fifth year as a Minister of the Gospel, feeling confident that all of us will be ever grateful for the work he has done for us as Protestant Reformed people. Our prayer is, however, that our lives will so clearly testify...

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Wanted—hundreds of lively, peppy, Protestant Re­formed young men and young women who are willing to give a generous part of their time and energy to the development and support of our Federation. What work is there that must be done? First of all, the Publication Committee is endeavoring to launch a Federation paper in the near future. This is going to be your paper, devoted to the current needs of young people. Among its features will be included a Bible study outline suitable for Bible discussion hour in the various societies. Another feature will probably be the offering of a...

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It is a privilege and a great delight to me that this evening I may deliver the inspirational address at the opening session of the Convention of Protestant Reformed Young People. The task assigned to me is wholly a pleasurable one. I take it that this convention is proof of the fact that in our churches there is a flourishing society life, particularly now with a view to young people’s societies. And this is a good sign. It shows that our young people are interested in the church, the things of the Kingdom of God, the cause of the truth...

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