All Articles For Vol 23 Issue 20 8/1/1947

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Report of Classis East—Convened July 9, 1947 at Hudsonville, Michigan Classis East of the Protestant Reformed Churches met on July 9, 1947 at Hudsonville, Michigan. The meeting was begun with the singing of Psalter No. 17: 1, 4 and 5. Rev. S. Cammenga then read Isaiah 6 and led in prayer. The credentials were read and received showing that all the churches were represented by two delegates. Classis now was declared constituted and Rev. H. De Wolf was called upon to preside. Opportunity is given to the delegates, who are present for the first time, to sign the Formula of...

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The Netherlands. . . . Ds. A. C. Van Raalte We received the following letter from the Netherlands recently and transcribe it without comment. For those of our readers who cannot read the Holland a free English translation is included. (DUTCH REMOVED) Oldeboorn, Groningen May, 1947 To the General Synod of the Netherlands Hervormde Church. Reverend and Honorable Gentlemen and Brethren: In this year of the commemoration of the founding of the city of Holland (Michigan) in the United States of North America, the undersigned, who are both active ministers of the Gereformeerde Churches in the Netherlands, come to your...

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In this article we intend to introduce you, dear reader, to a very beautiful quotation in Romans 10:18 taken from Psalm 19:4. This Psalm, indeed, is very well known. Most children of Christian parentage have memorized this psalm already in early childhood years. We, therefore, scarcely need to introduce the reader to this psalm as such. It is very familiar to us. However, the manner in which it is at least in part quoted by the apostle Paul is not so well known. Fact is, that in Rom. 10:18 this particular passage from Psalm 19:4 is woven into the thought...

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The time for going on our vacation is here. We go to the store and read a sign telling us that this store will be closed for a week while the employer and employees take their vacation. We come to church and read on our bulletins that our pastor is taking his vacation and we will be led in our worship by a visiting pastor. Far be it from us to condemn vacations as such. In most instances they are beneficial and in some instances even necessary. When today we live in such a commercial life with all its hustle...

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As was stated, the people of Israel, as admonished by Samuel and subsequently as terrified by the Lord’s thunderings, finally confessed their great sin of asking that a king be set over them. Samuel having finished his discourse to the people, Saul now came forward. He chose him three thousand men of Israel for purposes of war; and, as was proved, in these men he put his trust. At this time the people of Israel were hopelessly in bondage to the Philistines, as we saw. The military might of the Philistines was tremendous (I Sam. 13:5). And the people of...

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*Radio program over WMUS, June 1, 1947. 1. Our first question really consists of three parts, but since they are all related and concern the same subject, we will read the whole question at once. Here it is: a. Please, explain John 3:16. b. How are we to reconcile this text with the exhortation: “Love not the world”? c. In how many ways is the term “world” used in Scripture? Answer: We feel at once that all these questions really concentrate around the last. If we answer it, we have the key to the answer to the other two questions....

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We received: the following article from the Rev. L. Doekes: (DUTCH REMOVED) Here follows the translation: WHAT IS THE PROMISE? (Reply to the Rev. Hoeksema) Here, then, comes the promised continuation of my reply to the Rev. (Hoeksema. For weeks this was postponed. A hasty writer already complained that we, evidently, did not intend to go into the matter any further. And also the “Geref. Weekblad” (Reformed Weekly) revealed some inquisitiveness concerning the remaining part of our articles. Let me set the hearts of the writers and readers at rest: a grateful task it is to me to continue the...

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Only let your conversation be as becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving for the faith of the gospel: And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. Phil. 1:27, 28 Only. . . . This one thing must be emphasized now, at once, and always! The apostle had confidence that he would abide in the flesh for...

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