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All Articles For Vol 25 Issue 06 12/15/1948

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The undersigned desires to express his candid opinion in regard to the catechism book, “Essentials”, which has seen considerable service in our Protestant Reformed Churches. This article purposes to reflect upon a statement by the Reverend A. Cammenga in the Concordia of October 28, 1948, page 7, and I quote: “For example, the book by Rev.

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In our previous article we began our discussion of the attributes of God. We concluded the article by calling attention to the distinction between the incommunicable and communicable attributes of the Lord. The incommunicable attributes are the virtues of God which can be ascribed to the Lord alone. The communicable attributes of God are the virtues of the Lord which are reflected in man; there is a creaturely likeness, reflection of them in man. Strictly speaking, we understand, all the attributes of God are incommunicable. God is His attributes.

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Even though in this article the gospel is called the “seed of regeneration”, it is plain from the description of rebirth in the preceding articles, as well as from this very article in which the quoted expression occurs, that the meaning is not that the preaching of the gospel is the means through which the Holy Spirit effects regeneration in the narrowest, principal sense of the word. For regeneration itself is called a new creation, and is the same as the resurrection from the dead.

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November 16, 1948 Editor of the Standard Bearer, Esteemed Brother: I should like to make a few remarks about your recent development of the subject of “Preaching as a Means of Grace”. I think I have told you before that there are some truths of Scripture and also some facts of reality in the life of the Church that I cannot harmonize with your teaching concerning the office and its authority

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