All Articles For Vol 17 Issue 17 6/1/1941

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Our Synod is again past history. At some future time we will perhaps make a few remarks regarding same, but at this time we thought it well to transcribe two missives which were sent by our Synod. Their contents are sufficiently interesting to our readers to warrant immediate publication. The letters in question follow: Grand Rapids, Michigan. May 23, 1941. The Consistory of the Kalamazoo Protesting First Christian Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Esteemed brethren in our Lord Jesus Christ: We received the two letters you sent us under date of July 30, 1940, and January 28, 1941. The Synod decided...

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A fine morning it was, that of April 7, when we left Grand Rapids to begin our lecture tour through all our churches in the West, not only in Iowa and Minnesota, but also in Montana and California. The air was crisp and invigorating, the sky was clear and holding the promise of a beautiful day. And before we had been on the way long, the sun appeared above the horizon to flood the earth with its golden.glory. Our hearts were filled with the joyous hope of a pleasant trip. When I say “we” I am not using the more...

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“And the Lord said unto Moses, “How long will the people provoke me? And how long will it be ere they believe me for all the signs which I have shewed among them? I will smite them with pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.” Numbers 14:11 So the Lord spake. It shows that a great sin had again been committed by the people of Israel. The Lord had shewed signs among them. In the words of the psalmist, Moses and Aaron had “shewed His signs among them, and wonders in...

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To hope is the first admonition Peter writes in his letter to the church. Hope perfectly, let your hope be more and more complete. Have your eye fixed upon the complete salvation, which is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. He adds another admonition when he writes, be ye holy, because the Lord your God is holy. Holiness and hope are closely related to each other. Unless one walks in holiness, he cannot hope and when walking in holiness, hope will always be active. Therefore, holiness is the requisite for the hope of the church....

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The superscription of this psalm tells us at what occasion it was composed. It was when David changed his behavior before the face of Abimelech, the king of Gath. The record of this history you will find in I Sam. 21. The events recorded there date from the period when David had to flee continually before the face of Saul. At one such occasion David hurried to the country of the Philistines, more particularly, to the people of the city of Gath. Its king was named Achish. Now you will note that in Psalm 34 the name of this king...

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* Lecture delivered in several of our churches. II. From a political point of view, then, Nazism would seem to be the implication of all the principles necessary for a perfect setup for the representative of the Dragon to wield his antichristian power, provided these principles can be realized to their full extent. I say: “for a perfect setup” for after all the political power, the totalitarian and universal State would supply only the means for the antichrist to realize himself in the world. It is, in the abstract, conceivable that this mighty world-power would put itself in the service...

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Doth not God then do injustice to man, by requiring from him in His law, that which he cannot perform? This is the first attempt on the part of fallen man to discover a way out of his misery without changing his sinful way and rebellious attitude against the living God. It really represents an attack on God Himself. Man wants to rid himself of the obligation to serve his Creator. He registers a complaint against his divine Employer in order to justify himself in his sin. He tries to justify a strike. His Employer is unjust. The requirements imposed...

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