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Vol 22 Issue 13

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Report of Classis West – Convened March 6, 1946 at Sioux Center, Iowa

The opening prayer and the accompanying devotionals were led by the Rev. J. Van Weelden. The reading of the credentials showed that all our churches were represented. On account of sickness in the family, the Rev. P. Vis was unable to attend this meeting of Classis, so that the alternate delegate from Rock Valley took his place. After the formula of subscription was signed and the meeting declared constituted, the Rev. L. Vermeer took the chair as president of the day, and the Rev. J. Van Weelden served as secretary. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved....

Periscope

YOUTH SAYS: In a recent poll of High School students a rather large cross section was asked if they should like more help in solving their personal problems, and where they would look for this help. Fifty percent of them said they wanted the help of their parents. Only eight percent wanted the advice of teachers and a still smaller percentage would seek this advice from the ministers. Again, concerning sex education, sixty-six percent stated a desire that such education should be given in the home, a smaller percentage desired it through the schools, a still smaller percentage sought it...

From Holy Writ: Ephesians 1:10

 “. . . . unto a dispensation of the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ. . . . even in Him”. Eph. 1:10 The terms “fullness” and “dispensation” In the phrase “unto a dispensation of the fullness of times” still call for exposition. Attention has been called, in our former article, to the term “times”. The conception “fullness of times” is indeed a knotty one. It is not at all so simple a matter to grasp its distinct implications as this might seem to be at first glance. This was also true of the term “times”,...

To The Utmost of Your Power (1)

It is to be doubted whether there is any reader of these lines, if he be one brought up in a Reformed Church, who has never heard the above words, “To the utmost of your power”. It is also to be expected that all parents of the Reformed faith are able at once to tell where this phrase is found. Every parent in the Reformed Churches has given the promise that he will “to the utmost of his power” bring up his child in the fear of God’s name. It is in the third and last question that is asked...

The Peace of Venice

As we saw, the long war between the papacy and the emperor over lay investiture was terminated by the Concordat of Worms, September 23, 1122. As was explained, according to the articles of this Concordat, the bishops in their capacity of temporal rulers, continued in the possession of their estates but as vassals of the emperor and thus under his overlordship. Only as spiritual rulers should they be subject to the pope. Their election should be the sole task of the clergy and the people with the king approving the choice and the pope as represented by the arch-bishop confirming...

Hannah’s Song of Thanksgiving

In the way of her prayer, God would save Hannah, according to His word by giving her a man-child. This was her confidence, which was not put to shame. She bare a son and “called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.” Yet the name Samuel is a compound of the Hebrew word shamah, to hear, and the noun el, God, so that the thought conveyed is that she named him “heard of God” because she asked him of the Lord. It indicates that she wanted her child to stand out in the mind of...

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 19, Chapter 2: The Significance of Christ’s Exultation (cont.). Chapter 3: The Coming Of The Lord.

Chapter 2: The Significance Of Christ’s Exaltation (cont.) He rules, not only within the domain of His Church, and by grace; but also in the realm of creation, and over all the forces of darkness in this world, by His power. All power is given unto Him, in heaven and on earth. Angels and principalities and powers are subject unto Him. And this power He employs, according to the Catechism, to defend and preserve us against all enemies. The Church is in the world. And in that world she has many enemies. For the world is in darkness, and of...

The Liberated Churches in the Netherlands

A NEW SET OF CONCLUSIONS: The Synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands that met in special session in January and February of this year, for the purpose of reviewing the decisions of the Synod of Utrecht 1942, amid to consider objections and protests that had been filed against those decisions; and that was supposed to take into consideration the possibility of a reunion and a healing of the schism that has been caused in connection with those decisions,—that Synod composed and adopted an entirely new set of declarations on the question of the covenant of grace, that is...

4/1/1946