All Articles For Vol 19 Issue 08 1/15/1943

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The January meeting of Classis East was held in the Fuller Ave. Church. Rev. J. Heys called the meeting to order. After the singing of No. 247 from the Psalter, he read Ps. 46 and led in prayer. The credentials were received and accepted, showing that all the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. B. Kok was then called upon to preside while Rev. J. Heys functioned as secretary. The minutes of the former classical meeting were read and adopted. The stated clerk reports that he had carried out the instructions of the former classis. Grand Haven’s consistory came...

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Radio broadcasting is the latest, most up to-to-date form of mission work. It has this great advantage that it knocks at the door of hundreds, or even thousands of homes at the same time, and gains admittance whereever there is interest in religious programs, thereby reaching many that could hardly be reached in any other way. There is a wide variety of such programs on the air particularly on Sunday, so that a simple turn of the dial frequently carries the listener from a Jewish to a catholic, from a denominational to an undenominational broadcast of various faiths. One cannot...

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I don’t know just where Edna. St. Vincent Millay was standing when she penned the beautiful description, “All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and look the other way, And saw three islands in a bay.” I said that I did not know where she was standing when she wrote this beautiful description. I do know however that to see exactly that scene you must stand where she stood. You cannot stand on one of the mountains or on one of the islands and see that whole scene as she...

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An object of faith. That the Bible as we have it today is indeed the infallible Word of God, our only and complete rule of faith and conduct, essentially different from all other writings in history, we apprehend only by faith? Never do we come to this conviction in the presumptuous way modern theology imagines it should be reached. According to the latter it is not scholarly and scientific and proper to approach the Bible with a priori prejudices in the matter. In seeking to determine the real character and value of Scripture we should approach it with an open...

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Having passed in review this martyrdom and having noticed its causes, let us now regard its significance. Before occupying ourselves with this last phase of our subject, it may be well at this juncture to confront the question whether there are available a sufficient amount of reliable materials out of which to construct the lay of the story of this early martyrdom and of Christianity in general in the first, second, and third centuries. These materials are at hand. For the earlier years, that is, from A.D. 33 to circa A.D. 100 they are the New Testament Scriptures—the gospels of...

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The Word of God fixes the eyes of hope of the children of God upon the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ as the consummation of all things, and the final realization of all God’s promises to them. For salvation does not consist in this that God saves out of this world a number of people and takes them to heaven, but in the establishment of the kingdom of heaven, the new heavens and the new earth in which righteousness shall dwell, and in which the tabernacle of God shall be with men. This was the real contents of the...

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Van Til’s philosophy of the “Moment” is really the basic and essential part of his philosophy of history in as far as he makes an attempt to find room for the theory of common grace. His conception of common grace is not different from the current view of this theory as, for instance, adopted by the Christian Reformed Churches in the “Three Points”. In this respect it is literally true what he wrote in the introductory paragraph of his book: “To the perplexing problem of common grace we do not pretend to give an adequate answer. It is nothing essentially...

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And the word of the Lord came unto Mm, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there; behold, I have commanded a widow woman to sustain thee. So he arose. . . I Kings 17:8-16 Arise! So he arose! Elijah was he that stood before God, Whom in all his activity and appearance he represented on the earth, and as such he was the obedient servant, waiting for and acting upon the Word of the Lord. For the Word of the Lord he had waited at Cherith. There the ravens had brought him his food every...

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