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Lynden Washington, November 15.—Since we haven’t written for quite some time we will go back a bit in order to give a connected and coherent report of the activities that have taken place. Some of what we write, therefore, may be old news to many of us but it will serve to bring all the events clearly before our minds.
*This talk was given at the meeting of the League of Ladies Societies held in the First Protestant Reformed Church.
In the closing paragraph of the last installment of this department we made the remark that in the history class the covenant child must also be taught to see historical events as God sees them. By this we mean that he must be trained to be able to judge events according to the judgment of God. These events must be analyzed for him according to the ethical, moral standards whereby God judges them. And in this way he will be trained to analyze future events according to this same standard.
As was said, at the time of the expiration of the events narrated in chapter 1 and in I Samuel 31, David and his company were still dwelling in Keilah, a city in Philistia, given him of Achish to whom he had fled to escape Saul’s wrath. Saul being now dead, David returned to his own people, to his tribesmen in Judah. In accordance with the directions of God, for which he had prayed, he settled with his company in Hebron, a place in the most mountainous district of Judah and abounding in venerable associations.
2. Preaching As A Means Of Grace, (cont.) But how is a preacher sent? And how can one be sure that Christ has commissioned him to preach the gospel of peace?
In my brief article under “Correspondence” in our last Standard Bearer I remarked that I was not sure whether I would reply to the criticism of the Reverend Cammenga in Concordia. I wrote that, in my opinion, it was probably not necessary, seeing that I stated my objections rather clearly. The main arguments I offered especially in regard to the new system of catechism lessons the Rev. Cammenga left rather severely alone.