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Vol 22 Issue 10

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International Political Economy

In this much abbreviated survey we first will say that this subject has nothing in common with INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE, nor even with International diplomacy, for International politics attacks the roots of Nationalism, willing to exchange its solid rock foundation with a sand support, while diplomacy and commerce do not interfere with political Nationalism. Surely, it is God who formed the nations, and it is His most vehement opponent, Satan, who schemes to reset nationalism into Internationalism under a so-called Super Government headed by the Superman of Nietzsche. Satan is a lewd and a shrewd observer, and he knows that it...

Periscope (44)

A BEAUTIFUL CONFESSION: “Dear Miss Wayne; I am 16 years old and a senior in High School. Above all else I am a Christian and I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart. “Because I am a Christian, I do not like to see remarks and statements made which deny my Lord. In your column, Thursday, December 20, you made this statement: “We are all God’s people and there are many, many fine and beautiful paths to Him”. I do not wish to present any denominational creed, but I do ‘want to point out your errors from the...

From Holy Writ: Ephesians 1:8-10 (3)

“. . . . Having made known tons the Mystery of His will. . . .(namely) to sum up all things in Christ. . . .even, in Him.” Eph. 1:8-10 The conclusion at which we arrived in our former article was, that the phrase “in all wisdom and prudence”, in verse 8, does not refer to the manner of God’s dealing with us, to divine virtues that prompted Him to cause His riches or grace to abound to us. It rather must he understood to designate the content, or at least a phase of the content, of the riches of...

Indoctrination

The Church must indoctrinate her covenant seed, ‘the man of God’. And to indoctrinate her means ‘to instruct in doctrine’. The Standard Dictionary gives the following description or definition of the word ‘doctrine’. “Doctrine, that which is taught or set forth for acceptance or belief; that which is held to be true by any person, sect, or school, especially in religion.” From the foregoing it is plain that a doctrine may be false or true, sound or unsound. Naturally, when we say that it is the task of the Church to indoctrinate the man of God, we mean that the...

The Canonical Significance of the Book of Ruth

The significance of our book lies in its aims. One of its aims is to demonstrate that true faith and love is valid before God without respect of race, and that therefore believing Ruth, though a Moabitess, was accepted of God and His people. Thus our book is a plainest commentary on the words of the apostle at Romans 11:28, 29 that “he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit,...

Gregory VII

The last event narrated in the previous article was the elevation of Hildebrand to the papal throne under the name of Gregory VII. We also took notice of Hildebrand’s conception of the relation of church and state. The Roman pontiff alone, he held, can with right be called universal. He alone can depose and reinstate bishops. It may be permitted him to depose emperors. He himself may be judged by no one. He may absolve subjects of their fidelity to wicked rulers. On these principles, it was observed, Hildebrand, as pope, reigned and strove for nothing short of world dominion....

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 18, Chapter 3: The Blessings of Christ’s Ascension

In answer to the question: “Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension into heaven?’’ the Catechism mentions a threefold benefit resulting from the glorification of our Lord for the Church on earth: He is our advocate in the presence of His Father in heaven; His presence in heaven is, to us, a pledge of our future glorification; and from His heavenly glory He send us His Spirit as an earnest, so that, principally, we are with (Him in heaven, and seek the things which are above by the power of that Spirit. A few words must be said about...

Freedom from Condemnation (continued)

Secondly, these words take us to the fullness of time, to the incarnation of the Son of God, to His suffering and death on the accursed tree, to His resurrection andexaltation at the right hand of God. For that Son of God, Who from eternity was ordained to be the representative and head of His people was sent of the Father into the world, and assumed our flesh and blood, came in the likeness of sinful flesh. He came into our state. He took the position of sinners in the judgment of God. All our iniquities God imputed to and...

The Conclusions and the A-Group

That the editor of The Banner revealed a serious lack of understanding of the whole situation in the Netherlands when he wrote that the Christian Reformed Churches (Church, according to him), by adopting the Conclusions of Utrecht, took a stand: contrary to Heyns, we proved, not by way of sophistic argumentation or specious reasoning, but by the following historical facts: 1. The Acta Synodi 1908 plainly reveal that the Conclusions of Utrecht were not considered to be a definite statement of doctrine contrary to Heyns, but a compromise declaration in which all could acquiesce. 2. That same Synod of 1908...

Today’s Need of Exhortation

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Heb. 3:12, 13 Take heed! While it is called TODAY! Pay very close attention, be exceedingly circumspect, watch your every step, be careful how you hear, what you speak, whither you go! And watch and exhort one another constantly! For, brethren, we are in the house of God, and over that house none less than the Son of...

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