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Vol 22 Issue 06

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A Sign Of The Times

“It is becoming clear that public opinion is moving closer toward the next step in international relations, usually described as “world government”. The atomic bomb is responsible for this shift of opinion. The shift is discernible in expressions by political leaders who were pioneers for a United Nations Organization, by scientists who helped create the bomb, by organizations which were set up to promote the United Nations Organization. Public opinion is moving with the times, WHICH ARE MOVING AWFULLY FAST. World government means, in essence, a single government of all the nations of the world, just as the United States...

Education—Instruction—Training

Training the child “In His Fear” implies three things: that the fear of the Lord is the purpose, object of all the instruction of our covenant seed; furthermore, that this fear of the Lord is the actual content of all their education, directly or indirectly; finally, that the fear of the Lord is the sphere, the atmosphere wherein our covenant offspring are reared. In this final article before my successor takes over I should like to discuss with you the verb or verbs presupposed by the heading that appears above this rubric. “In His fear” is only an isolated phrase...

From Holy Writ: 2 Timothy 2:19

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19 The future appeared dark for the church of God at the time of the writing of this last epistle of the apostle, Paul. Paul is nearing the end of his life—see 2 Tim. 2:12, 4:6, 7. He is in prison at Rome. As a veteran soldier who knows the reality of life he is concerned about Timothy, the first and youthful minister of the church at Ephesus....

The Papacy and Charles the Great

As we saw, Leo I and his successors down to Pope Zacharias (741-752) had limited their ambition to the extension of key power over the whole Christian church. But in the person of Pope Zacharias, the papacy made a beginning of appropriating the magisterial power as well. We saw how it got its start in this. The Lombards were threatening Rome. By sanctioning his contemplated usurpation and by fantastic promises, the pope induced Pepin of France to come to his aid. Pepin marched into Italy, defeated the Lombards, and gave all the conquered territory to the pope who by this...

Elimelech and Naomi go to the Country of Moab

According to verse 1 the events related in our book took place in the days when the “judges judged”. Considering that Boaz, who married Ruth, became the grandfather of King David, the occurrences related must have come to pass during the pontificate of the high priest Eli. Thus the migration of Elimelech and his family to the land of Moab, with a view to a temporary residence, on account of there being a famine in the land of Canaan, also is ascribable to the fact that there was in Israel no king in those days so that everyone did that...

The Standard Bearer as a Witness

On the above subject the undersigned made a few remarks at the last annual meeting of the Reformed Free Publishing Association. At the request of the Board of that Association I here reproduce it as nearly as I may from memory, for even the notes on which I based my remarks I destroyed. Being asked to speak on this annual meeting of the Reformed Free Publishing Association, I thought it but proper to make a few remarks on the subject: The Standard Bearer as a Witness. Well I remember, and, perhaps, some of you with me, the gathering that was...

The Liberated Churches in The Netherlands (11)

The promise of God is for all the children of believers, according to the view of the liberated churches. Moreover, this promise is not to be identified with a mere “offer of grace” such as comes to all that hear the gospel, according to them. It is much more. It is a bequest (schenking) on the part of God to all that are baptized. God bequeathes upon all the children of believers all the blessings of salvation. He gives them the right by testament to the riches of grace. And He solemnly seals this bequest, this testament, this objective right...

Correction, Please! (4)

In The Banner of Nov. 30, 1945, there occurs a statement by the editor, the Rev. H. J. Kuiper, which is wholly untrue, and which, therefore, I must ask the editor to correct, or rather to retract. I will quote the entire paragraph in which the statement occurs: “Presumptive regeneration does not mean, says Utrecht (1905), that the presumption of the new birth is the ground for infant baptism. That ground is the promise of God to the seed of believers: ‘I will be your God.’ The leaders of the ‘liberated’ churches say again and again—and even Rev. H. Hoeksema...

Bethlehem’s Hidden Revelation (2)

Let us go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. Luke 2:15 How near! . . . . Let us see this thing, this Word that is come to pass! How close He is to us, there in Bethlehem, in the manger, in the swaddling clothes, in the flesh and blood of that little babe. . . . Let us go now, and see this thing, this Word, Him, the God of our salvation! Let us behold Him; and, yes, let us touch Him if we may:...

12/15/1945