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Vol 22 Issue 02

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Report of Classis East—Convened Oct. 3, 1945 at Grand Rapids, Michigan

Classis East convened at Fuller Ave. October 3, 1945. Rev. W. Hofman, who presided at the last meeting of classis, had charge of the opening exercises. After the singing of No. 251 from the Psalter, he reads I Cor. 2 and leads in prayer. The credentials are read and received. Classis is declared constituted and Rev. B. Kok is called upon to preside. Opportunity is given to sign the Formula of Subscription. The minutes of the preceding classical meeting are read and approved. Rev. G. M. Ophoff and D. Jonker are given advisory vote. The answer of Hudsonville to the...

Steadfastness and Our Young Peoples’ Societies (3)

Your invitation to be present at this convention and to deliver the inspirational address I value highly. It is a cause of happiness and joy to me. First of all, the very fact that another convention of our Young People’s Societies was convoked reveals that the societies themselves are still alive and active, and that our young people, I take it, are interested in the things of the kingdom of God. For, not to be entertained chiefly, but to be edified has been and still is the main purpose of these conventions. And in this I rejoice. Then, too, there...

Steadfastness and Our Young Peoples’ Societies (2)

Your invitation to be present at this convention and to deliver the inspirational address I value highly. It is a cause of happiness and joy to me. First of all, the very fact that another convention of our Young People’s Societies was convoked reveals that the societies themselves are still alive and active, and that our young people, I take it, are interested in the things of the kingdom of God. For, not to be entertained chiefly, but to be edified has been and still is the main purpose of these conventions. And in this I rejoice. Then, too, there...

Periscope (50)

AN APPRECIATION Under the Book Review volume in The Banner of September 21, we found1 the following: FIVE BOOKS, by the Rev. Herman Hoeksema; namely, The Royal Sufferer, The Amazing Cross, The Mystery of Bethlehem, In The Sanctuary, and Whosoever Will. Published by Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Mich. The first two volumes are books for the Lenten season. The titles of the chapters of The Amazing Cross are as follows: (They follow). These two books are among the very best that I have read on the general subject of our Lord’s suffering. They have the following commendable...

From Holy Writ: John 14:12-14

(Speech delivered Aug. 29, 1945 to the Federation of Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies). “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in My Name, I will do it.” John 14:12-14 Christ’s departure from His brethren was to them a tremendous mystery. They believed in Him as the...

Off To School—The Covenant Way

The Christian School. There are some things which a Christian parent should simply find it impossible to do. Sending his children to the public school is one of them. The public school is the school of the world. It is established, supported and controlled by the world. In all its instruction and discipline and life it bears the stamp of the world. There the fear of the Lord has no place and the only wisdom men know is that of the fallen and blind sinner. There stones are offered for bread and serpents for fish. There our covenant Jehovah is...

Monasticism

As was said, Monasticism passed through four stages of development. During the first stage the ascetics were unorganized sand continued to dwell among men. During the second stage they withdrew from the society of men, even from the society of one another, and took their abode in the wilderness. This form of monasticism is known as anchoretism from the Greek “anachooreoo” to retire from human society). During the third state of development, the ascetics organized to form congregations of ascetics or monks. This form of monasticism is known as “coenobitism” from the Greek “koinos bios” common life. The final stage...

The Wicked Deed of the Gibeathites and the War Against Benjamin

As was said, the final section of the book of the Judges is formed of three examples of the lawlessness that characterized the age of the judges. The last example recorded, and to which we now have regard, is that of the infamous deed at Gibeah in the tribe of Benjamin. The narration of this crime, too, is prefaced by the notice that there was no king in Israel, the thought conveyed being that, on this account, the infamy at Gibeah could take place. Also this history concerns a Levite. There was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of...

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 18, Chapter 1: The Fact of Christ’s Resurrection (continued)

To give the answer that the people believed the report of Mary that they had stolen the body of the Lord, as some do, would be too superficial, andsurely unscriptural, an interpretation of the words “and believed.” If that had been the meaning of the evangelist he must needs have added: “the words of Mary.” No, but he believed that Jesus had risen from the dead. The words that follow: “For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead,” do not contradict this explanation. To be sure, they did not as yet understand...

The Liberated Churches in The Netherlands (15)

By this time, we have received so much material about the separation of the “liberated1 churches” in the Netherlands, material in the form of papers, official documents, and letters, that we can proceed quite confidently with our discussion, are in a position to state the facts objectively, and to formulate motivated conclusions about the whole matter. In fact, the material is so abundant that not only would it be quite impossible to reproduce it all in our paper, but it is even somewhat difficult to decide where to begin our discussion. But some order must be introduced into this chaos...

10/15/1945