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Vol 22 Issue 07

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Periscope (47)

FAST DEVELOPMENT The fast development of all things toward the end of time, thus keeping pace with the prediction of our Lord: “Behold I come QUICKLY”, is to be seen on all sides in our fast living and fast developing age. We have freshly before us the fast development of the science of warfare. Think of the fast developing science of government, where the very so-called democratic governments of yesteryear are already employing the governing methods of the so-called Dictatorships of a conquered enemy. Think also of the fast development in the line of industry and traveling facilities, such as...

From Holy Writ: Ephesians 1:7-14

A few remarks of an introductory nature may not be considered out of order. Remarks pertaining to the general setup of this rubric. Our editor of the Standard Bearer has requested, that those contributing to this department could write exegetical studies. These should be of a consecutive nature. In attempting to meet with this requirement the undersigned has agreed with the Rev. H. Veldman to also write on the first section of the Epistle to the Ephesians. The Rev. Veldman would write on the first 6 verses, and I would continue from thereon. Naturally, each would then be free to...

The Man of God

This particular rubric under the general heading: “In His Fear,” deals primarily with the education and training of the seed of the covenant. In Reformed circles, we often emphasize that the training of the covenant seed is the primary task of the Christian Home, the Christian School, and the Christian Church. However, there is also a personal and mutual training by the covenant seed themselves, especially as our children grow older. They are not merely trained by others, they also train and must train themselves. In as far as they are trained by others they must willingly cooperate, favorably respond...

Naomi

As was explained, Elimelech and Naomi did wrong in removing to the country of Moab on account of there being a famine in the land. Rather than remain under the rod of God in contrition of heart, as confessing that he, too, deserved God’s strokes, and as urging his brethren to repent in order that God might be feared and the plague be lifted, he chose to eat his bread to the full with the heathen. As was explained, the Lord laid His hand upon them also there in Moab. First Elimelech died, and Naomi was left with her two...

The Pseudo Isidorian Decretals

As we saw, the papacy, now in the person of Leo III (795-816) again declared by its act of crowning Charles (The Great) emperor, that it lay within its power to give and withhold kingdoms and to appoint and depose its kings, and that, such being its power, it took away from the Eastern emperor, who sat in Constantinople, the crown and bestowed it on Charles. Actually, as was explained, the pope now was subject and vassal of the mighty Charles, but in his own mind, he stood out as Charles’ spiritual and temporal lord. And Charles, on the other...

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 18, Chapter 1: The Fact of Christ’s Ascension into Heaven

Q. 46. How dost thou understand these words, “he ascended into heaven?” A. Thus that Christ, in sight of his disciples, was taken up from earth into heaven; and that he continues there for our interest, until he conies again to judge the quick and the dead. Q. 47. Is not Christ then with us even to the end of the world, as he hath promised? A. Christ is very man and very God; with respect to his human nature, he is no more on earth; but with respect to his Godhead, majesty, grace and spirit, he is at no...

The Liberated Churches in the Netherlands (10)

We stated repeatedly that we cannot agree with the covenant view generally advocated by the liberated churches, nor with the declarations on this matter by the Synod of Sneek-Utrecht; neither would we subscribe, however, to the Conclusions of Utrecht 1905. That a compromise statement such as the latter would become the occasion of trouble, and might lead to a division in the churches, as soon as one element of the compromise statement was accentuated at the expense of the other, and the attempt was made to enforce the accentuated element and make it binding for the churches, might easily be...

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