Vol 25 Issue 04

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Beholding God’s Face*

* This sermonette was delivered in approximately this form at the funeral of Mr. G. Pastoor. Upon the request of the relatives, we take the liberty to publish it in this department. As for me. … I shall behold Thy face.

Training For Life’s Calling: Training in the History Class (continued)

When we stated in the last installment of this department that the child should be trained in the history class to see all things as God’s work whereby He fulfills His counsel, we mean that single historical events as well as the complete picture history gives us must be used to impress the child with and lead him in the contemplation of the infinite greatness of God and thus train him to worship this infinitely great God.

David’s Return

At the time of the expiration of the events narrated in chap. 1 and in 1 Sam., David and his company still dwelt in Keilah, a city that was located in Philistine territory and that had been given him as a permanent abode by Achish, king of Gad, to whom he had fled to elude Saul, who sought his life. But Saul was now dead, and the logical move for David was to remove to his own land and rejoin his people, that the promise of the kingdom might be fulfilled to him. David’s mind turned to the tribe of...

The Song Of The Bow

We now must have regard to David’s lamentation over Saul and Jonathan. If we are to understand this elegy, our approach to it. must be right. Certainly the Song is truly religious both in the objective and subjective sense. For it is the expression of a grief that as to its essence is love of God and His people; and over this people as the Israel of God it is lamented, is this song. This is proved by the statement occurring at verse 12 that David (and his men) “wept and mourned and fasted until even. . . .

The Names Of God

As stated in our previous article, we prefer the distinction between the proper names of God and His attributes. The name of the Lord, we remarked, is not merely an idle sound, a human word, but a living reality, the revelation of the living God, or, the living God as He continuously reveals Himself, His continuous self-revelation.

Part Two, Lord’s Day 25, Chapter 2: Preaching As A Means of Grace (continued)

What is true preaching in the Biblical sense of the word? And what is a preacher? We find the great importance of preaching as well as of the preacher expressed in Rom. 10:14, 15: “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher ? And how shall they preach, except they be sent?”


Rev. A. Cammenga, Dear Brother, Your interesting article in reply to my “A Tendency To Individualism” I read. I say “interesting” exactly because your article strongly corroborates my main contention. I do not know as yet whether I should go into a rebuttal. Perhaps it is not necessary, since I think that I stated my objections rather clearly. But for my information I would like to have an answer to a few questions.

Reunion? (2)

The fourth proposition of the Rev. Bos in re possible reunion between the Liberated Churches and the Synodicals reads as follows: “To take care that with every consistory a motion is made pending declaring one’s readiness to reunion of all that, according to the Word of God, belongs together under the sole kingship of Jesus Christ, in complete stringency to the Word and on the basis of the Three Forms of Unity and those only, with mutual recognition of the offices.”

Called To The Waters

“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money, come ye buy and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” Isaiah 55:1 The viewpoint of the prophet is very peculiar. Isaiah lived in a time of prosperity of a certain kind.