All Articles For Vol 17 Issue 06 12/15/1940

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This is the sentence element that forms the subject which was assigned to me by the Men’s League to speak on. In treating this subject, it is well that I set out with defining terms. The primary meaning of the word home is village, that is, the place where one resides. Thus the word home is the signification of one’s dwelling house; the house in which one resides, the place or country in which one dwells. The home is the place to which one resorts when retreating from the world. But the word stands for much more than one’s dwelling...

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In our previous article I raised and answered the question: what was the position of the Levitical priesthood and in particular of Aaron in the divine economy instrumentally inaugurated by Moses? And the answer was to the following effects: Aaron in his capacity of high priest of atonement was mediator of God and man. What this implied was adequately explained. We must now inquire after the reason and purpose of God’s instituting the office of high priest and of His selecting from all the families of Israel the family of Aaron for the work of sacrificing, and for the right...

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Kalamazoo, Mich. July 30, 1940. “To the Protestant Reformed Church 924 Worden Street Grand Rapids, Michigan. Attention—Rev. D. Jonker. “Esteemed Brethren in the Lord: “The Consistory of the Protesting First Christian Reformed Church of Kalamazoo acknowledges receipt of your communication of May 28 and after carefully reading and considering the contents of same has come to the following conclusion: “a. The Consistory does not accept any of the accusations mentioned in your missive and feels that if any contact is to be made these will have to be retracted. “b. The Consistory has shown its willingness in the past and...

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And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy. . . . Luke 2:10. The Word of joy! Good tidings of great joy! Do you hear this Word, and does the joy of it fill your heart? Thus, indeed, is the meaning, and this is the purpose of this brief but wonderful sermon preached by the angel to the shepherds in that Night of nights. A “thing” has happened, a “word” has come to pass. No, it is not a word of man that is realized,—how could it be the cause...

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