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Vol 27 Issue 03

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Report of Classis East

The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. C. Hanko. The credentials are read and accepted according to rotation. Rev. J. A. Heys presides. Rev. C. Hanko is asked to serve as clerk. Grand Haven, Chatham and Randolph ask for Classical appointments. Classis decides to give Classical appointments to these churches, leaving them one open Sunday per month; and that the appointments shall be equally divided between all our ministers. A committee is appointed to draw up a schedule. They later present the following schedule, which was adopted by Classis: Randolph: October 8, H. Veldman October 15, G. Lubbers October 22,...

Periscope

The Assumption if Mary and the Protestant Reformed Churches. It is expected that on the first of November of this year the Pope will announce that the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is now a dogma in the Roman Catholic Church. This theory held as a pious belief for some time by many in the Roman Catholic Church will now become an ‘infallible dogma’ of the Roman Catholic Church which no Roman Catholic may dare to doubt or, reject. In order to understand this it is necessary to remember that in 1870 the Vatican Council declared that the Roman Pope...

Church Membership In His Fear (3)

 The Church In The World. In our last article we called attention to the Reformed and Scriptural conception of the holy catholic Church. We did this, not because it was our intention to discuss dogmatically the idea of the church, as such. That does not belong in the territory of this rubric. We must remember that the chief question before us, at present is: what is the significance of church membership in the fear of the Lord? And it was with a view to that question that it became necessary to briefly call attention to the fundamentals of the Christian...

Exposition of Hebrews 10:19-25 (4)

At this juncture of our series it can do no harm to briefly restate what we have thus far learned from this portion of the book of Hebrews. In our first article (see September 15 issue) we called attention to the meaning of the terms: “true hearts” and “heart sprinkled from an evil conscience”. The implication of these terms, as we noticed, was, that only the pure in heart shall see God. Only those who are pure, can draw near unto God in confidence of being accepted of Him. This is not only true in heaven, but it is also...

Contribution

Chatham, October 14, 1950 To Professor Rev. H. Hoeksema, Editor of the Standard Bearer Esteemed Editor I read in the Standard Bearer, number 1, October 1, 1950, under “Contribution” the following of Mr. A.H. Haan: “But, the error of the Liberated Churches with regards to the Covenant and the error of Common Grace in the Christian Reformed Churches are simply one and the same error.” I should like to know of Mr. A. Haan in the Standard Bearer regarding the error of the Liberated Churches relative the Covenant. It is the first time that I have read and heard, that...

Rev. Petter Has Arrived

As we all know, Rev. Petter’s section heading for his contributions in the “Concordia” is “Among Our Treasures”. Under this heading the “Concordia” for October 12 (Number 16) contains two articles from the pen of Rev. Petter. The second half of the first of these—it bears the title “Temptation”— reads as follows: “Should anyone have questions or desire a Biblical discussion on the conditions in the Bible, that could, of course, be instructive and edifying, no doubt. In the meantime, I will reassert that I maintain everything that I have written about conditions. And I also maintain that the earlier...

Criticism and Its Answer

Dr. K. Schilder, in the Reformatie, proposes to discuss the Declaration of Principles adopted by our last synod. Of this we cannot but be glad, and we can only hope that he does so thoroughly and without mincing words. For it certainly was one of the purposes of this Declaration and of its proposal to our churches that it be tested and thoroughly discussed. As I wrote already in answer to the Rev. Blankespoor’s questions, we do not mean to propose a fourth form, in addition to our Three Forms of Unity. We recognize nothing else as binding than Scripture...

The Flesh and The Spirit

“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:5-8 They that are after the flesh! A thousand times unhappy people! Note that I said: a thousand times unhappy people! How poor is...

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