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Vol 22 Issue 12

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Periscope

FOUR HEADS TOGETHER: Recently six editors of various magazines and papers from the Netherlands were touring the United States for the purpose of studying trends of thoughts in this country. One was a Roman Catholic, one a Social Democrat, one a liberal, one an editor of a former “underground” newspaper, one a Communist, and one was a “Calvinist”. They had luncheon also in Grand Rapids, sponsored by The Grand Rapids Press and the Rev. H. J. Kuiper, Editor of the Banner of the Christian Reformed Churches, states he had the privilege (?, L.V.) to be present at that luncheon. Various...

From Holy Writ: Ephesians 1:8-10

“…unto a dispensation of the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ . . . . even in Him”. Eph. 1:8-10 Before we further consider the implication of the Scriptural presentation of God’s wonderful and almighty act of grace, whereby He places all things at the feet of (His beloved Son, somewhat more in detail, it will be expedient and to our mutual advantage to notice still another important element in the text. The element to which we refer is the phrase “unto a dispensation of the fullness of times”. The text in full reads as follows....

When to Start Indoctrination

In a previous article we said a few things about the means, the ‘how’ of indoctrination. In our present article we plan to say a little about the ‘when’ of the indoctrination. When must the Church start with this; how old should the child be? I fully realize that the field I am treading upon is so large that I will not be able to finish this subject. It deals with the whole system of our catechetical training. A great many questions enter in. It would indeed be a proper subject for a more lengthy discussion. No justice can be...

Hannah’s Prayer

As was said, to teach Hannah to pray, the Lord closed her womb and raised up unto her an adversary—this Peninnah, the other of Elkanah’s two wives—to taunt Hannah in her childless condition. Peninnah, as was explained, was the unloved wife. To compensate her for the want of her husband’s affection, the Lord opened her womb, so that she bore Elkanah several children, sons and daughters. Still she was dissatisfied and fretful, as it was only too evident to her that Elkanah’s heart was with his barren wife. She wanted, besides children, her husband’s love, to which she was also...

The Concordat of Worms

So had Henry IV gone through the motions of humbling himself before the pope, and so had the pope gone through the motions of absolving Henry,—gone through the motions. This is stating the matter correctly; for, as we shall now see, neither the pope had truly forgiven Henry, nor had Henry actually submitted to the pope in the matter of lay investiture. Henry, by wringing an absolution from the pope, had frustrated the attempt of the nobles of Germany to permanently rid themselves of him. But these nobles, refusing to admit that they had been outwitted by the king, and...

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 19, Chapter 1: Our Exalted Lord (cont.). Chapter 2: The Significance of Christ’s Exaltation

Chapter 1: Our Exalted Lord (cont.) If, therefore, the exaltation of our Lord took place in, and affects only His human nature, it plainly follows that it does not denote a divine power, and that we must carefully distinguish between His power as the Son of God in the divine nature, and the power He exercises in and through His human nature. The two natures of Christ, though inseparably united in the Person of the Son of God, are never fused or mixed, not even at His exaltation at the right hand of God. The human nature did not become...

The Liberated Churches in The Netherlands

We wish to conclude our discussion of this part of the decisions of the Synod of Utrecht, first, by reiterating what we stated at the beginning, that it is deplorable that, before attempting to formulate official declarations concerning the seed of the covenant, and the efficacy of infant baptism, the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands did not squarely face the question concerning the idea of the covenant itself; and, secondly, by briefly outlining our own conception of the covenant of God. As to the first, it appears to me, that, if the Synod of Utrecht had attempted to establish what...

Sovereign Love

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10 Wondrous cross of the Son of God! Gleaming brightly with the light of the love of God, in the universal darkness of our night of sin and death! For this is the meaning of the cross: it is the revelation of the love of God to sinners that are hopelessly lost in death and condemnation, and that could never know that God loved them were it not for the light of love shining from...

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