All Articles For Vol 18 Issue 20 8/1/1942

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Upon the summit of the hill Champel, about a half hour journey from Geneva, stands a stone of granite, placed there to mark the spot where Servetus, the Spaniard was burned at the stake. There on a bright summer day of October 1553, out of a thick cloud of smoke that rose from a pile of smoldering wood, strewn with sulphur, screamed the tortured man: “Jesus, thou Son of the eternal God, have mercy on me!”—and died. In this cry we detect his blasphemy, as the reformer William Farel called to him: “Direct thy plea to the Eternal Son of...

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Dear Mr. Editor, My attention was called to an article appearing in the Standard Bearer of June 15 in which the C.L.A. is criticized rather severely. Will you please allow me, as secretary of the organization, to reply to it? I shall greatly appreciate that. There is much in the article of brother C. H. with which I fully agree. His stand in regard to membership of Christian workers in unchristian organizations I endorse. All the more reason why I regret that he has considered it necessary to attack the C.L.A., the one organization in which Christian workers, regardless of...

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The reader must not be misled by the title of this article. No, the number of our Protestant Reformed Churches has not been increased by the addition of another congregation. In this article we wish to write in a general way on the question of how a new congregation is organized. During the past year we have written on various phases of our mission work. Among others we have written on such subjects as “The Right of our Mission,” “The Choice of a Mission Field,” and, “Seeking Contact.” Hence the subject of this article is, “The Organization of a New...

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The July meeting of Classis East was held in Holland, Mich. The opening exer­cises were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. P. De Boer. After the singing of No. 221 from the Psalter, he read I Cor. 13 and led in prayer. After the credential letters were re­ceived and read, classis was declared constituted. Rev. C. Hanko was called upon to preside and Rev. J. De Jong officiated as clerk. The president spoke a word of welcome to the delegates and asked those who were present for the first time to sign the Formula of Subscription. The minutes of the...

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In my previous article I presented what may be collected from the scripture on the above-cited subject—arranging my remarks under the following divisions: 1. The description of the structure of these creatures. 2. The names applied to them. 3. The position assigned to them. 4. Their function. The first three of these divisions have been adequately dealt with. Thus we now pass on to division 4. The function or agency of the cherubim is set forth in the following statement: As the constant attendants of Jehovah, their task is to champion, vindicate and guard His holiness. Hence, when the Lord...

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(Lord’s Day 5) Q. 12. Since then, by the righteous judgment of God, we deserve temporal and eternal punishment, is there no way by which we may escape that punishment, and be again received into favor? A. God will have His justice satisfied: and therefore we must make this full satisfaction either by ourselves, or by another. Q. 13. Can we of ourselves then make this satisfaction? A. By no means; but on the contrary we daily increase our debt. Q. 14. Can there be found anywhere, one, who is a mere creature, able to satisfy for us? A. None;...

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For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph. 2:10 Lest any man should boast! God alone is God. And as such He must be acknowledged by every creature. Of Him, and through Him, and unto Him are all things. Never is anything of us and through us. Nor is anything partly of us and through us. Hence, His alone is the glory for ever and ever. And this glory must be attributed to Him. He will give it to no other. And therefore, salvation...

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