Vol 23 Issue 11

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Periscope

Centennial. . . . During the course of this year the communities of Holland, Michigan and Pella, Iowa, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of their founding. Here in Holland, the commemoration of this event has already begun. The opening event was a public meeting held in Hope College Memorial Chapel on Feb. 9. It was 100 years ago, on Feb. 9, 1847, that the Rev. A. C. Van Raalte, with a party of seven men and one woman reached the shores of Black Lake (now Lake Macatawa) to found the colony of (Holland. On Feb. 1, of the same year...

From Holy Writ: James 1:17

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 That God is the God of perfection, a light in whom there is no darkness, receives all emphasis in this context of the epistle of James. In verse 13 the holy writer expresses this thought by declaring that God cannot be tempted with evil and therefore tempteth no man. In verses 14-16 the truth of God’s perfection is again confirmed where we read that every man is tempted of his own...

Searching The Scriptures (continued)

Our societies, organized for the study of God’s Word, afford us a wonderful opportunity for searching the Scriptures. This fact we began to discuss with you in our last installment of this department. In continuation of that thought we would like to point out to you now why our societies are such a wonderful and valuable means to this end. You have first of all this fact to consider, that in connection with our society discussions we are called upon to do personal investigation of the Word of God, searching these Scriptures in order to be prepared for the discussion...

The Renaissance Popes, 1431-1521

There were in all eight of these popes. Since they were the Renaissance popes, it is necessary that we be clear on that movement known in history as the Renaissance. The Renaissance—the word means new birth—was a revival of the pagan learning, wisdom and art of the Graeco-Roman world. It had its beginning in Italy shortly after the capture of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453. The fall of the city caused a great migration of Greek scholars into Italy. These fugitives brought with them the pagan culture of the East and disseminated it among the Italian secular and spiritual...

Saul Commanded (continued)

“And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal;” said the prophet to Saul, “and behold, I will come down to thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.” I Sam. 10:8 As appears from the text at I Sam. 13:1, it was not until Saul had reigned two years that he went down before Samuel to Gilgal according to the above-cited word of the prophet. The course of events was this. Having secretly anointed Saul, Samuel called the...

Questions on Church Polity

We must now examine the grounds on which Dr. H. Bouwman and others base their view or theory according to which Classis rightfully deposes office bearers. Here follows a statement of these grounds. 1) De Classis doet dit niet als een hooger bestuur maar volgens “het kerkverband”. “The Classis does this (deposes office bearers) not as a higher directory, but by virtue of the denominational bond or tie”. 2)  The Classis is an accumulation of Consistorial authority. 3)  The Classis is a Consistory and therefore rightfully deposes office bearers. 4)  The Classis does this not apart from but in connection...

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 22, Chapter 1: Our House in Heaven (continued)

When, nevertheless, especially in the Psalms, the saints of the old dispensation strike a note that bespeaks a rather gloomy outlook upon the state of the dead, and a clinging to this present life on the earth, we must remember two facts. First of all, the land of Canaan was the fulfillment of the promise. It was a shadow of the heavenly rest. There God dwelled with His chosen people. For the saints of the old dispensation, the service of and fellowship with God, His blessing and favor, were inseparably connected with the land the Lord their God had given...

The Missionary Monthly About The Clark Case

Our readers, no doubt, remember that, sometime ago, we wrote a series of articles about a doctrinal controversy in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church connected with the name of Dr. Gordon H. Clark. Although the licensure and ordination of Dr. Clark by the Presbytery of Philadelphia was maintained by the General Assembly, over against a protest lodged with the Assembly, chiefly by several members of the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary, the case is not finished, and the controversy is not settled. A committee is supposed to report to the next General Assembly on the doctrinal issues involved. And we look...

3/1/1947