In this essay we would call attention to the words of Jesus spoken at the occasion of the institution of the Lord’s Supper in the upper-room. We refer to the following from Jesus’ mouth: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one for another.”
Brother K. Feenstra: In your contribution published in this paper last July 1st you wrote that the Rev. A. Petter has no right to write “Among Our Treasures” in Concordia, “for among our treasures is especially this one: namely, that we are unconditionally saved by grace alone, and through faith which is the power of God alone.”
Having according to the law (Lev. 15:18) washed herself from her uncleanness, Bathsheba returned to her home. But she conceived. Her sending David tidings that she was with child, was therefore a cry of distress and a warning to David.
David’s fall was deep. He committed adultery and followed it up with murder. He committed those sins not alone in thought and inclination of heart, but in the deed as well. He could come to that only by deliberately stifling conscience and by voluntarily giving the reins to his awakened lusts. His sinning was gross.
We noted, in our previous article, that the creation of the universe constitutes a difficult and unfathomable problem. Many questions have been asked with respect to the beginning of the world and various answers have been given. We concluded the article with the observation that the Lord does all things as He pleases and according to sovereign and unfathomable wisdom.
Most of my readers know to which convention I refer in the heading of this editorial. It is the Convention of the Federated Young People’s Societies in our Protestant Reformed Churches. It was the Tenth Convention. The writer attended the Convention and would give you a brief report, and more than a report.