All Articles For Vol 18 Issue 12 3/15/1942

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The events which have been prophesied have taken place. When the war with Japan began the leaders promised many reverses before victory could be expected. Now the fall of Singapore and the threat of Japanese aggression in every place in the far east is a stark reality. On the Pacific coast preparation is being made for every emergency. The people have not only experienced a peaceful black-out but have also been rudely awakened by the thunderous firing of anti-aircraft guns. Whether it was for practice for the army or the populace is not the point. It seemed to bring the...

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It is a solemn and sacred hour for the Church of Jesus Christ when in her midst individual Christians arise to make confession of faith. For the one making confession it is no less sacred since it seems to mark the climax of one’s life; somehow one feels as if the summit of faith has been reached. Yet, the hour of our confession does not mark the end, but rather the beginning. Hence, the sorrow of the church when there are matured baptized members in her midst who have not confessed their Lord, for it means that these have not...

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The only places in the Old Testament scriptures at which the expression “Day of the Lord” occurs are the following: Isa. 2:2; Jer. 46:10; Ezek. 30:3; Joel 1:15; 2:1, 11, 13; 3:4; Am. 5:18; Oba. 15; Zeph. 1, 8, 14, 15; 3:14; Zech. 14:1; Mal. 4:5. Though the expression is not found in the discourses of the other prophets of this school, yet they, too, know of such a day as “The day of the Lord.” (The one exception is Jonah). The term which they use in referring to it is “That day” or simply “The day.” Also the discourses...

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The last question and answer of this fourth Lord’s Day of the Catechism is concerned with the extent of the depravity of the human nature. Our corruption as a fact was stated in Question 5: “I am prone to hate God and my neighbour.” In the following two questions the problem of the origin of this corruption was discussed: it is not to be traced to creation, for God created us good and after His own image; but its cause must be found in the first sin of Adam and Eve in paradise. That sin was a fall. And by...

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Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. . . . Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? . . . . From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. John 6:15, 15, 60, 66. Crown...

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Morning Session Rev. Verhil conducts the usual opening exercises after which the credential let­ters are brought to the table. It appears that there are delegations from all the consistories with the exception of Bell­flower, whose delegates were not able to attend, and Redlands. A letter was read from Rev. Vos expressing his regrets that due to a death in his congregation he could not be present. Rev. P. Vis assumes the presidency for the day and Rev. Verhil masters the minutes. The committee anent the Testi­mony to certain churches has finished its work of distributing its former report, in mimeographed...

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In reply to the article of Mr. B. Veldkamp, I would like to make the remark that I was very much disappointed with the brother’s writing as it was of a more personal hatred towards me than towards my article and could not have been done in brotherly love. The brother is constrained to make mention, that he disagrees with me in the manner I wrote my Church News Article. This of course is his good right. We don’t have to agree on minor things. The brother is of the opinion that I don’t know much about the Unions. Of...

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From Sioux Center’s Men’s Society I received the following question: “In Romans 8:19-22 we read that the creature hopes for the coming glory of the sons of God. How does the creature know about this coming glory?” With thanks, H. Brands. Reply From the question I gather that the Men’s Society of Sioux Center had no difficulty in determining what is meant by “the creature” in the passage referred to. They evidently came to the conclusion that by “the creature” is meant the whole creation outside of all rational creatures, angels and men. Just the irrational, brute creature is meant....

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