All Articles For Vol 17 Issue 14 4/15/1941

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The Canonical Significance As to Isaiah, his specific task was to prepare Israel for the crisis of the exile. His comforting message was that the Lord’s anointed was at hand (Is. 44:28), and that the days of bondage had its limit. Though he prophesied before the exile, he speaks of the bondage as a thing accomplished. He declared first that the king of Babylon and his golden city to which Israel was to be transported would soon become a proverb in the mouths of them whom he had oppressed (Is. 52:2), “and say ye: The Lord hath redeemed His servant...

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Rev. H. Hoeksema, Dear Editor:— The article of Mrs. P. D. B., “By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them” in Our Church News of March 28, with which I wholeheartedly agree, prompts me to write these lines. I was particularly interested in Mrs. D. B.’s article, since the poem referred to, which appeared in The Banner, also especially drew my attention as being very Arminian. I wrote an article to Mr. R. Postma “Uncle Dick,” who is editor of the children’s page, on which page the poem appeared, and who approved very much of the poem, and asked him to...

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Spring, what a beautiful time of life! All nature has been roused from the dead of winter’s sleep. Bleak, barren, fields are again ear petted with mossy green. Forests are alive with the chirp of feathered songsters as they gaily hop from limb to twig. Babbling brooks go singing along as frozen ponds are changed to mirroring pools. With nature all astir with life, how can man be left unstirred? Impossible! Old and young cannot react alike to the stimulant of spring’s new life. Here some prod in a little garden plot; there another turns furrow upon furrow on seemingly...

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Our Synodical Stated Clerk received a second letter from the consistory of the “Protesting Christian Reformed Church” of Kalamazoo, Michigan, the purpose of which is, evidently, to repeal the first letter in regard to the same matter. The Stated Clerk, Rev. D. Jonker, delivered the letter to undersigned as chairman of the committee in this matter, appointed by our Synod; and undersigned hereby gives notice to the other members of the same committee of the receipt and contents of this letter. I do not consider it necessary to convoke the committee. However, if they should think otherwise, let them inform...

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But Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. . . . etc. John 20:24-29 Marvelous resurrection of the Lord! Historically real, yet far transcending the things than eye can see and ear...

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“Whether You Promise— and intend to see these children, when come to the years of discretion, instructed and brought up in the aforesaid doctrine, or help or cause them to be instructed therein, to the utmost of your power?” What is your answer? “Yes!!” This promise all, who have received children of the Lord, have made at one time or another. It is the pledge elicited from Reformed parents when a child is presented for baptism. The “Yes” is the inevitable reply. How easily this pledge is given! Who answers anything but “Yes.” The child must be baptized! And if...

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