All Articles For Vol 21 Issue 17 6/1/1945

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The word—Responsibility—since 1924has become one of the three words today used, also in our religious vocabulary. It fits neatly in our language, vividly expressing ideas and thoughts; pertaining to our activities in life. As was said, the word is especially used denoting religious ideas and sentiment, depicting a kind of religious exaltation, exhibiting some kind of pious satisfaction. In this capacity it is much used in connection with the sovereignty of God, in combination with the by God declared total depravity of men. The word applied in this sense, is theologically used to convey the idea and to uphold the...

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In one of our recent Ministerial Conferences a paper was given on the “Biblical Conception of the Multiformity of the Church” and in the discussion of the paper that followed it became apparent that the greatest difficulty of the problem lay in factors of a naturally multiform race in a growing and developing dispensation, and the following is an attempt to enlarge somewhat on this phase of the problem. The so-called multiformity question is not a question of merely academic interest but is a question of tremendous importance because it concerns the will and the command of Christ to His...

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I suppose that the reader will say: has it come to this now that the Standard Bearer busies itself with such things as fairies and fairy tales? If the Standard Bearer loses some of its prestige, I beg to be held excusable. We are obedient sons of the good brother who has the dictatorial powers of assigning articles for the year, and we write about anything that is commanded us, even about fairy tales, and even when we happen to know very little about it. I had hoped that my library would yield me something on this mysterious subject but...

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The title of this article is taken form the parable, that is most commonly known, as the parable of the unjust steward. To be exact it is found in Luke 16:9. There are some passages in Holy Writ which are difficult to interpret. For instance, such a passage as Galatians 3:20 is purported to have around four hundred interpretations. The parable recorded in Luke 16:1-13 is also considered very difficult to interpret. It is in verse 9, in the very passage in which Jesus applies the parable to the life of the church, that the difficulty arises. The passage reads...

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The title of this article is taken form the parable, that is most commonly known, as the parable of the unjust steward. To be exact it is found in Luke 16:9. There are some passages in Holy Writ which are difficult to interpret. For instance, such a passage as Galatians 3:20 is purported to have around four hundred interpretations. The parable recorded in Luke 16:1-13 is also considered very difficult to interpret. It is in verse 9, in the very passage in which Jesus applies the parable to the life of the church, that the difficulty arises. The passage reads...

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In Matt. 22:31, 32 we read: “But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead but of the living.” This word of Jesus also appears in the twelfth chapter of Mark. And in the gospel according to Luke, who also records this incident, we read in Luke 20:37, 38: “Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush when he calleth...

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Without a doubt the title of this essay assigned to us requires a word of explanation before we begin to discuss the ideas expressed in it. Many of our readers would like to know, and properly so, what this; essay is all about before they begin to read it. From past experience undersigned can well imagine that some of our readers will say to themselves, “Well, now what does that Latin or Greek word “bereshith” mean anyway?” Many of our younger generation are apt to ask what this Dutch word means. All who ask these questions are wrong. The word...

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Samson had possessed the gates of his enemies. As was said, this achievement of our hero forms the climax to his whole career, which now drew rapidly to a sad yet victorious close. In his carnality, he now played into the hands of his enemies, who finally succeeded in getting him into their power through the treachery of a woman. The sacred writer goes on to say, “And it came to pass afterwards, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah from the Hebrew “dalal” meaning “to be weakened or enfeebled”. The name is...

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The last point of the “Complaint” concerns the so-called sincere offer of salvation on the part of God to all men, particularly to the reprobate. Here the “Complaint” descends from the stratosphere of philosophical contemplation and theological debate to the lower spheres of plain, even superficial reasoning, where even common mortals that may have been present at the examination of Dr. Clark, and at the subsequent debate about the questions involved, must have felt that they were able to participate in the discussion. Here, too, the “Complaint” reveals, more clearly than anywhere else, its distinctly Christian Reformed tendency, particularly its...

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