All Articles For Vol 17 Issue 20 8/1/1941

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Rev. M. Schipper called the meeting to order. After the singing of No. 350 from the Psalter the president read a portion of John 14 and led in prayer. The classical credentials were received and read. The churches were all repre­sented by two delegates except Kala­mazoo, which had sent only one. Classis was declared constituted and Rev. H. Veldman presided for the day. The delegates who were present at the classis for the first time signed the Articles of Subscription. Rev. H. Veld­man, as president, spoke a few words of welcome to the delegates. The minutes of the preceding classical...

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The sign of the bread and water. The prophet is bidden to eat his bread with quaking, and to drink his water with trembling, and in the name of the Lord say to the people that so they, too, shall eat and drink. The cities shall be laid waste and the land shall be desolate, and they shall know that He is the Lord. The near execution of the punishment. The repeated preliminary announcement. The Lord will make the proverb, “The days are prolonged and every vision faileth,” to cease. They shall say instead, “The days are at hand, and...

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The events recorded in the 20th chapter of the book of Numbers occurred at Kadesh and near it. First among them is the death of Miriam. She has survived the hardships of the desert and reached a great age. Her usefulness and vigor past, she is glad, no doubt, when the call comes. How is a life like this of Miriam to be reckoned? We have seen her as a young girl, eager and concerned, watching the cradle of Moses and aiding in his deliverance. She is spoken of as sharing in the mission of Moses and Aaron. When she...

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To the Editor of the Standard Bearer Dear Editor: Please give us space in your paper to place these few lines of protest, for it is for the efforts on our part for the reunion of the congregation of which we are members, with the Protestant Reformed Church Denomination, that we are placed under censure and as members of this independent congregation, and by the action of the consistory of said congregation, we have no other way of voicing our protest and neither do we have any appeal to any Classis or Synod. Thanking you in advance, we remain, B....

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Our last Synod decided to address the President of the United States with regard to the matters of the increasing evil of the closed shop and of Sunday labor for national defense. A copy of the letter, the composition of which is to the credit of the Rev. Vos, here follows: Grand Rapids, Michigan May 23, 1941. The President of the United States, Washington, D.C. Sir: The Synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches, in session May 21-23, come to you with the following address and petition: First, we would respectfully acquaint you with the twofold occasion for this address. They...

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In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. Eph. 1:13, 14 Ye also. . . . This in distinction from “we. . . . who first trusted in Christ.” The glorious mystery of the will of God, according to the good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, and which He made known unto us,...

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