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Vol 22 Issue 04

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Periscope (49)

Commendable If members of the Presbyterian Church in the II. S. A. take the advice of the leaders of their presbyteries and synods, they will postpone all plans to build new buildings or to add to old ones until their denomination becomes able to extend help to fellow Christians in the devastated areas around the world. This policy was decided upon recently at a meeting held in Chicago. Leaders asked that all local building plans be deferred until the denomination reaches its goal of raising 27 million dollars for restoration and assistance of Churches abroad. German Protestants Reorganize Both the...

From Holy Writ: Ephesians 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” Eph. 1:3 Verse 3 of Ephesians 1 may well be called the keynote of Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians. Having introduced himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and having proclaimed upon the Church of God grace and peace from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the apostle now directs us to the fulness of that salvation which we possess in Jesus Christ, our Lord. The Church must...

The Fear of the Lord (4)

The rubric “Education” covers a vast territory. It deals with the entire bringing up of the child from the moment, practically, that it is born until it reaches the age of maturity and is prepared to take, its own individual, responsible place in life. True, even then man continues to be educated, to receive instruction. Speaking generally education does not cease until the end of life itself. All a man does, all he ever sees and hears, all his reading and recreation, all the contacts he makes in the world educate him in one way or another, to the good...

The Two Oaths

We saw that in the war against Benjamin, the Israelite nation was overtaken by a catastrophe of the first magnitude. The number slain and wounded, both Benjamites and Israelites, reached the staggering sum of 65,130, and this number does not include the slain women, children, and old men of the tribe of Benjamin. As was pointed out, it was in that period concerning which it was said that the people served Jehovah all the days of Joshua and all the days of the elders that saw the great works, which Jehovah did for Israel. It was in that period of...

Pope Leo, The Great

We learn from the New Testament Scriptures, that, in the apostolic church, thus in the beginning, the bishop in the church was a common minister of the gospel. But he did not long remain this. At the close of the second century we find every Christian local church, including the ministers of the gospel and the elders, and also, of course, the deacons, ruled by a new dignitary, who alone bore the title of bishop. It means that the bishop was now an office bearer in the church vested with legal power over the ministers of the gospel. In the...

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 17, Chapter 2: The Idea of Christ’s Resurrection (continued). Chapter 3: The Power of Christ’s Resurrection

Chapter 2: The Idea Of Christ’s Resurrection (continued) In the eternal counsel of God, the resurrected Christ, the first begotten of the dead, the glorified Son of God in the flesh, stands logically first. In the divine decree He is conceived first, and He “openeth the womb” for every creature. All the works of God are subservient to the glory of this “image of the invisible God.” They are conceived after Him, and unto Him, so as to be adapted to Him. And in the perfect, finished works of God, as conceived in the divine good pleasure, He has the...

The Liberated Churches in The Netherlands * (13)

In the second point “concerning the covenant of grace”, the Netherland Synod of 1942 came very close to expressing the truth, due, no doubt, to the fact that they adhered closely to the language of Scripture. For there it declares: “That in the promise of the covenant the Lord undoubtedly pledges to be the God, not only of believers, but also of their seed (Gen. 17:7); but that He reveals no less in His Word that they are not all Israel that are of Israel.” It would seem that, in virtue of the “but” that connects the two parts of...

A Necessary Likeness

Wherefore in all things it behooved him to he made like unto His brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. Heb. 2:17 It behooved Him! . . . . AH emphasis this thought has in this part of the Word of God. It was necessary, it was entirely proper, it was quite inevitable, that the Christ, the Messiah, exactly in order to be the Christ, and to function in that capacity, should be made like unto His brethren. The text is, first...

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