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Report Of Classis East—Convened July 7, 1943 at Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rev. A. Petter called the meeting to order. After the singing of No. 239 from the Psalter, he read a portion of Matthew 18 and led in prayer. The credentials were read and receiv­ed, showing that all the churches (ex­cept one, where the pastor alone was present), were represented by two dele­gates. After Classis is declared constituted, Rev. M. Schipper presides and Rev. A. Petter takes down the minutes. The president speaks a few words of wel­come and then asks those who are pre­sent for the first time at the Classis to sign the Formula of Subscription. The minutes of...

A Reply to Rev. C. Hanko

Dear Mr. Editor, Will you allow me to reply to the article of Rev. C. Hanko appearing in the July 1 issue of your paper? We seem to be getting a little closer to an under­standing on the strike question. At least it seems to be well understood now that the C.L.A. does not ap­prove of the strike as commonly conceived of, with its accompanying violence, etc. It was because of the presentation as if the C.L.A. did approve of that, in spite of my repeated assertions to the contrary, that I complained. If my complaint has made that clear...

The Concept Heart in Scripture

The heart of man is deep. Its depth challenges but at the same time defies description. It has (depths which no man can sound and which no pen, however ready, can fathom. Only God knows the heart. He knows all hearts and He only knows all hearts. Inasmuch as only God knows the hearts, we will not turn to the medicos and surgeons for a descrip­tion of the heart, but we shall have to turn to God and His Word. We surely cannot turn to the philosophers and modern educators, since they dwell much on the mind and the will...

Rahab and the Spies

On the same day, doubtless, that Joshua received command to cross the Jordan, he sent out the spies to go over Jericho about twenty miles distant, As mention is made of their being young men (Jos. 3:23), they perhaps were taken on account of their youthful vigor and courage. Having been a spy himself, Jos­hua knew from his own experience that the venture called for courage. Sending these youths into Jericho was like sending them into a den of lions and expect­ing them to return. For the inhabitants of Canaan were desperate. They knew that an invasion of their country...

Joshua the Son of Nun

Moses’ successor was Joshua. Let us get before us the early career of this man of God—that part of his career that endeth with the death of Moses. In the first book of the Chronicles (1 Chron. 7:20-27) Joshua’s pedigree reaches back through eight genera­tions and over a period of four hundred years to Eph­raim. He thus had Joseph as his ancestor; and of the two sons of Joseph he was sprung from the one who, though the younger, would be the greater. He was a scion of the chief family of the tribe, as his grand­father, Elishama (1 Chron....

Religious Liberty and our Youth

*Address delivered at our last Convention of Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At the present time we hear a good deal about the fascinating subject, of liberty. Main aspires after freedom. He hates to be enslaved. He wants free­dom of movement, freedom of soul and body, freedom of the mind, of the will, of conscience. Much of the history of the world, especially of its wars and revo­lution is to be explained from the conflict, between this search for freedom and the powers of oppression. And the present world conflict is said to be such a...

Utterly Despondent

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and, sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said: it is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for, I am not better than my fathers. 1 Kings 19:4 From Carmel to the juniper tree! From the glorious, heights of a victorious faith down into the lugubrious depths of utter despondency! Out of the consciousness of an exultant assurance that God’s cause has the victory into the doleful state of mind of one who is ready to give up...

8/1/1943