All Articles For Vol 19 Issue 02 10/15/1942

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September 23, 1941 An Apology to Mr. J. Hendriksen, We express our regrets for having said that Mr. Hendriksen was secretly working for a union with the Christian Reformed Church and hereby make public the apology offered to him by us. Mr. J. Hendriksen is scriba of the Protesting Christian Ref. Church of Kalamazoo, and it was especially for the fact that he as scriba of this congregation has put two ministers of the Chr. Ref. Church and a student of Calvin Seminary on the pulpit in the absence or disability of the minister of said congregation, that also we...

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Esteemed Editor: At the last meeting of the R.F.P.A. the Board decided to inform the writer of “News from our Churches” to write a little more news abort our Churches. Now as I have said and written before: If I do not receive news, then I can’t write it, and therefore I would ask the different consistories of our Churches in and around about Grand Rapids: please send in the news, so I can place it. It is much easier for me; and some of the readers like it better. There were a goodly number who took my last article...

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Some Preliminary Observations That all things are indeed shaken in the events transpiring before our very eyes there can be little doubt. That the times in which we live are stark reality is a truth which also those, outside of the believers in Christ and His Word, must admit. The attentive student of current events, while not reckoning with the “sure Word of prophecy, nevertheless asks where are we, and whither are we bound. He also recognizes that history is more than the mere enumeration of facts and happenings. He sees a definite continuity everywhere. And so he attempts apart...

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The expression “Conscientious Objector” hardly needs a definition. Most everyone is well aware of what it implies. Especially is this true in these days of war in which many are placed before the questions: What is right? and, What is wrong? What must I do? and, How shall I do it? Though the term could be applied in a general way to all who object to certain things or acts for conscience sake, it is more particularly used in times of warfare such as the nation and the world is now conducting. One reads and hears often now-a-days of the...

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My subject presupposes that this particular divorced party is innocent. The extent or degree of his (or her) innocence need not be discussed. Neither does this article purpose to answer the question whether one may seek and obtain a divorce. Some, we know, are of the opinion that a divorce is never permissible. They believe that what God hath joined together man may not and cannot put asunder. Death only can make separation. Only then, when God Himself breaks the bond, is remarriage permissible. Of course, this also applies to the “Innocent Divorced Party”. He (or she) may certainly remarry...

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The expression “fullness of time” occurs in scripture and is found at Gal. 4:4. The passage reads, “But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son . . .” The surroundings of this text show that the fullness of time is the time appointed by God, which v as to elapse until the appearing of Christ. It is of this time that the apostle speaks in the preceding three verses, the time of the state of minority of the church. This period is conceived as a measure that had to be filled ere the Son of...

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The desert period of Israel’s national existence has ended. The command has been given that the journey to the promised land be resumed. Beginning at mount Hor, the way led by the Red Sea, and encompassed the land of Edom. The journey was difficult and the people became impatient and disgusted because of the way. They rebelled against the guidance of God and the leading of Moses. They said, “Wherefore have ye brought us up out, of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this despicable bread,”...

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LORD’S DAY 6 Q. 16. Why must he be very man, and also perfectly righteous? A. Because the justice of God requires that the same human nature which hath sinned, should likewise make satisfaction for sin; and one, who is himself a sinner, cannot satisfy for others. Q. 17. Why must he in one person be also very God? A. That he might, by the power of his Godhead sustain in his human nature, the burden of God’s wrath; and might obtain for, and restore to us, righteousness and life. Q. 18. Who then is that Mediator, who is in...

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And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor ram these years, but according to my word. I Kings 17:1 Amazing appearance! Elijah the Tishbite . . . said unto Ahab. . . . Perhaps, you are inclined to criticize the writer of this history? You remark that here he introduces a character to his readers, and speaks of him as if all his readers should be thoroughly acquainted with him, while fact is that in his entire...

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