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FLASH! …. Rev. Hoeksema Preaches!! We heard the good news here rather incidentally and felt it was worth passing on to our readers. According to word received from Bellflower, on Sunday evening, January 25, “dominie” mounted the pulpit and delivered his first sermon since he was stricken last June. Our informant told us that his correspondent wrote that “he was very lively”.
One of the most common expressions we meet in Scripture are those well-known words, “the fear of the Lord.” It would prove impossible in one short article to quote all the passages, particularly in the Old Testament, where the expression appears. But a closer examination of a few of these passages proves as interesting as it is profitable.
How Do You Quote Scripture? No wonder, said one man discussing Scripture with another, no wonder the people turn away from the truth. The leaders turn away from the truth, and Scripture says: as priest so the people. But, does Scripture really say that? The question is not whether there is truth in this statement, the question is whether this quotation is correct.
Turning to the epistle to the Romans, the ninth chapter, and thereof the 18th, 19th, and the first part of the 20th verse, we read, “Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt then say to me, why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay, but o man, who art thou that repliest against God?”
Julius II, the warrior pope, was succeeded on the pontifical throne by Leo X. Born at Florence, Dec. II, 1475, he was a scion of the famous house of de’ Medici, his father being Lorenzo de’ Medici, and Leo, whose original name was Giovanni, his second son. He was one of the few popes, the splendor of the family to which he belonged corresponded somewhat with that of the pontifical dignity.
As was explained, out of loyalty to David, Jonathan tells Saul the lie that David put into his friend’s mouth. As we stated, he even added to it in order that Saul might be the more impressed by its validity as an excuse.