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Vol 20 Issue 09

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Joshua’s Parting Discourses to the People

A long time has gone by since the Lord had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about. Joshua has waxed old and is stricken in age. If he is to address them before his passing, now is the time. So he calls for all the representatives of the people—for their elders and judges, heads and officers—and exhorts them before his death. The place of convocation is Shechem. There are two addresses, but they form one whole, and in this whole the climax is reached when Joshua declares: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the...

The Dismissal of the Two and a half Tribes

Joshua now sends home the two tribes and a half with a blessing. Joshua acknowledges their obedience to Moses and to his own commands, and further that they had faithfully stood by their brethren and kept the commandments of God. And now Jehovah had given rest to the others, they might return to their tents in the land of their possession already given to them by Moses beyond the Jordan. To this he adds the admonition that they should continue to observe the commandments, to serve God in unchanging love, with their whole heart and their whole soul. Still further...

All Came to Pass

The warfare for the possession of Canaan has been finished. The land had been partitioned among the people of Israel. Before proceeding with his narrative, the sacred narrator declared the covenant fidelity of Jehovah. Israel possesses the land and dwells therein. It has rest round about. Their stands not a man of all their enemies before them; the Lord has delivered all their enemies into their hand. There failed not ought of any good thing which He had spoken to the house of Israel; all came to pass, Jos. 21:43-45. This language plainly reposes upon the foundation of the truth...

Confessionalism

This word is seldom used in our country as far as I know. However, it is very easy to understand how it is used and can be used. To the noun “confession” an ism is attached. Whenever an “ism” is attached as a suffix to a noun it is usually intended not only to designate a doctrine or system of thought but also to disparage adherence to such a doctrine. We often speak of Isms. We speak of Arminianism, Pelagianism, Quakerism, and other sorts of heresies which we condemn. On the other hand there are those who believe in Arminianism...

Crucifying Christ Afresh

Most of us have at some time of other heard or read these words. A few of us have perhaps given them some thought, inquisitive as to their meaning. How is Christ crucified afresh? How is He crucified today? But we are all the more interested in the question: who crucifies Him afresh? Are Christians also guilty of that sin? That He is crucified by the world we readily believe, but what about the church? Many a child of God, yea every one, often denies His Lord in His walk and ways, not seldom is He ashamed of His Savior,...

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 10, Chapter 3: The End of God’s Providence (cont.)

The consummation of all things will certainly usher in the perfect world, the New Jerusalem in the new creation in which righteousness shall dwell, and in which the tabernacle of God shall be with men. But that state of eternal perfection and heavenly glory, it must be remembered, does not lie in direct line of development and progress with this present world. It is the kingdom of heaven. It is the world in which all things shall be forever united in Christ, as the Head of all, the Firstborn of every creature, through whom and unto whom all things were...

As to the Day

(cont. from p. 165) As we already stated, there is a rather difficult question connected with the day of Jesus’ death, the difficulty arising from the fact that there appears to be a difference between the synoptic gospel narratives and the gospel according to John. It is the question, whether our Lord celebrated the passover with His disciples on the day fixed for this by the law (the 14th of Nisan), and in that case died on the 15th of that month, or whether He ate the paschal supper a day earlier, and was crucified on the 14th. But this...

Dr. C. Bouma Still Misunderstands

Dr. Clarence Bouma, who informs us in Calvinalia, The Banner, Dec. 24, 1943, that he specialized in philosophy at the time when he was preparing himself for apologetics, in spite of this special preparation appears to have special difficulty properly to evaluate any view that differs from his own. And the result is, not only that those who disagree with him often become the victims of a pen-lashing administered by him, instead of receiving appreciative, sympathetic, and properly motivated criticism, but also that the criticism he does offer is frequently vague, and beside the point. A fair example of the...

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