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MET IN SESSION, JULY 12, 1950, AT GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. This meeting of Classis was held in Grand Rapids in the parlors of the First Church. Rev. H. De Wolf calls the meeting to order, leads the devotional exercises and presides at this session of Classis.
You Pray Before Service I have seen people come to church, hurry to the pews, tumble into a vacant place and then sit and look around as if they had entered some kind of museum. Some enter the church as if it were a sales pavilion. Judging by the way some examine the suits and dresses and hats of the others one would think they mistook the church for a style shop. All this is unworthy of our approach to the divine service.
The text here reads literally as follows: “Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When therefore He heard that he was sick, he abode at that time two days in the place where He was.”
Some time ago we were asked to organize a society of those who would be willing to underwrite the expenses of ministers who came to us from the Reformed Episcopal Church in response to our radio broadcasting, and who are planning to study in our Seminary.
Some time ago, the readers will recall, I sent Prof. K. Schilder a list of questions for him to answer in “De Reformatie”,—questions bearing on the Heynsian conception of such matters as the promise, the covenant, and the sacrament of baptism. The professor has replied not to my questions but to my friendly and earnest petition that he answer them as he had promised to do some two and a half years ago.
How Corrupted By The World. We were busy in our previous article with the absurd attempt to explain the origin of the world without the revelation of the Word of God. And we concluded that article with the statement that we must therefore reject any conception of the origin of the universe which would seek that beginning in a principle of Materialism, be it in the Monastic or Dualistic sense of the word. Besides the theory of Materialism the theories of Pantheism and Evolution have also been advanced to explain the origin of the universe.
June 3, 1950 Rev. Herman Hoeksema, Editor 1139 Franklin Street, S. E. Grand Rapids, Michigan Dear Editor:
Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. I Cor. 15:51, 52