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The conclusion that we may draw from the data given in our former article, seems to be that the “wine” is chosen by Christ as a picture of His perfected work as the Son of Man. For wine, we saw, is the product of what we have at the end of the entire process of fomentation. It can be developed no more. It is aged, perfected. So too with Christ’s work, when it is completely perfected, there will be no possibility of bringing it further.
Correction: In the next to the last paragraph of the last installment of this department a glaring error appeared. There you read, “And what is it but the worthy activity of our Protestant Reformed parents in this vicinity. . . . to protect our children from the dangerous world and life view of light and darkness, election and reprobation and of righteousness and unrighteousness.” It should have read thus, “And what is it but the worthy activity of our Protestant Reformed parents in this vicinity.
So had David slain the giant Goliath of the Philistines. Seeing their champion dead, the Philistines flee. They should have come to the Hebrews and said, “We are thy servants.” So they had promised by the mouth of the giant in the event he should be killed. “If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me,” these had been his words, “then will we be your servants”. Such had been their proposal. And it had been accepted by David’s fighting with their champion. But the impossible had happened. Their champion was killed. And the Philistines now flee.
We now turn to the book of Exodus, the 14th chapter, and the last clause of the 19th verse thereof, and read, “so that the one came not near the other all that night.”
Our readers will remember that our Editor at various occasions enlightened you on the First Reformed Ecumenical Synod which was held in Grand Rapids, Mich., from August 14 to August 30, in 1946. The Christian Reformed Church (es) had also delegated a number of men to that Synod which claims to be Reformed, but which did some things which are very unreformed.
The Grand Haven Adult Bible Class sends me the following question: “Editor, Standard Bearer Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dear Editor— We would appreciate having your opinion voiced with respect to the following:
“To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the Dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:77-79