All Articles For Vol 19 Issue 21 9/1/1943

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From The Grand Rapids Press we learn that the last held Synod of the Christian Reformed Churches adopted certain “principles” in re labor unions. Here follows the entire article as it appeared in The Press: “In a special session Thursday evening at Calvin College the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church adopted principles governing relation of its members to labor unions. “The labor question, considered by synodical gath­erings since 1883, came before the present assembly for complete formulation of standards. Principles adopted were suggested by a committee which has studied the problem three years: Dr. Ralph Danhof of Holland, vice...

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Esteemed Editor, In his article in the August issue of the Standard Bearer, Mr. Gritter still fails to show that there is an essential difference between the stand of the CLA and the worldly unions on the matter of the strike. No one denies that there is a difference of degree, since the CLA is quite conservative in condoning the strike, allowing such a strike only as a last extreme and with­out any accompanying acts of violence, such as de­struction of property, etc. Yet essentially they too maintain the strike. And to that I raised objections. The readers will recall...

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On the evening of August 17th, 1943, another con­gregation was added to our Protestant Reformed Denomination. In the neat little Congregational Church building of Randolph, Wisconsin where our Mission Committee had sponsored services for over a year, eight families were organized into a congregation. Small indeed is the beginning of this little group, but we believe there is promise that this new addition to our Churches will grow and ripen into a stalwart in our ranks. Each Sabbath, for over a year, the Word of God had been proclaimed by ministers and students to those whom the Lord brought to...

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Even though this subject may sound at first out of the range of the interest of most of our people I have no doubt that our interest is nevertheless arous­ed. Because this subject of Apologetics does not ap­pear upon the curriculum of our theological school we would ask the question is there someone who believes that there is a place for such a special course in our school and wishes to contend for such in our Standard Bearer? I would therefore immediately state that the purpose of this article is not to point out the value of Apologetics in order...

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*Speech delivered by the Rev. John A. Heys at the 18th Annual Field Day of the Protestant Reformed Churches, July 4, 1943 at Ideal Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. As you have noticed from your programs, this is our eighteenth Annual Field Day. It is therefore, in the first place, a day upon which we owe God our deepest gratitude for what He has done for us as a denomination in the past year. Today is a day of celebration, of rejoicing, of relaxation, but first of all it is a day that demands thanksgiving. Since we as Protestant Reformed Churches...

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The two spies have returned and brought in their report. In the light of their experience they felt as­sured that the Lord had given into the hands of their people all the land. Immediately Joshua sends the officers of the people through the host to charge the people to prepare them victuals, as within three days they were to pass over the Jordan to go in to possess the land. The next day Joshua and the people rose up early in the morning, loaded up, on the backs of the beasts of burden. Removing from Shittim they came to the...

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According to the Reformed conception, which is the only scriptural one, the deacons, elders, and ministers of the gospel, are, as office-bearers, of equal rank; and the presbytery or college of elders (consistory) is under Christ the only and highest judicial (not merely ethical) power in the church, which is the local congregation. According to Rome on the other hand, the church is the sum and total of local congregations; and in this community the bishop of Rome—the pope—is, under God the supreme judicial power and the culminating point; and to his person all the other dignitaries and powers in...

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Q. 24. How are these articles divided? A. Into three parts; the first is of God the Father, and our creation; the second of God the Son and our redemption; the third of God the Holy Ghost, and our sanctification. Q. 25. Since there is but one divine essence, why speakest thou of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost? A. Because God hath so revealed himself in his word, that these three distinct persons are the one only true and eternal God. In Lord’s Days eight to twenty two inclusive we are really dealing with two symbols or creeds: the Apos­tolic...

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At the last meeting of the editors of the Standard Bearer it was decided to continue the publication of the Standard Bearer, as far as its contents are con­cerned, according to the same plan as that which was followed the last two years. The editor was appoint­ed to assign different subjects for the ensuing year to the different writers. To this one exception was made: the Rev. G.M. Ophoff was granted the right to select his own subjects. Undersigned will continue to write the medita­tions, the editorials, and the dogmatic articles, the Lord willing. And the Rev. G. Vos is...

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