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Vol 27 Issue 04

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In Good Company? “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger, as it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it...

Exposition Of Hebrews 10:19-25 (5)

In this article we shall continue our discussion of the scriptural-revelational meaning and implication of the terms: “holy place”, “the veil”, and “his flesh”. We will seek to understand what it implies to have “boldness” to enter into the Holy Place “through the veil, that is, His flesh”. Vs. 20. It has become evident in our former article, that the Holy Place is really the throne of God as it is the throne of mercy to all who approach it by a living faith by the way of the altar in the outer court. The symbolism of the temple (tabernacle)...

Church Membership In His Fear (4): The Church as a Gathering on Earth

In our last article we called attention to the work of the gathering of the church. Just to establish the connection we remind you that we emphasized the following fundamental truths concerning this gathering of the church. In the first place, this act of gathering the Church is the great wonderwork of God in history, so that the church and its establishment is strictly a divine work, not merely a human organization or society or even a mere “religious movement”. In the second place, we emphasized that the church is the gathering of those who are called to be saints,...

Rev. Petter on Right Attitude in Controversy

As was stated, in the “Concordia” for October 12, Rev. Petter announced his intention to write a series of articles on “The Declaration of Principles of the Protestant Reformed Churches”. In this same issue appeared Rev. Petter’s first installment. It partook of the nature of an introduction and consisted exclusively of admonitions to brotherly conduct in controversy. In the “Concordia” for October 26 is printed Rev. Fetter’s second installment under his section-heading—“Among Our Treasures”. In this article Rev. Petter writes on the subject of right attitude in discussion. I don’t want to hide that I am disappointed. I had imagined...

The Idea of Creation (6): The Purpose Of Creation

Scripture, proceeding from the standpoint that God is the living God, proclaims unto us that the purpose of creation is the glory of the living God. All the works of the Lord’s hands are a revelation of the Lord’s virtues and proclaim His praises—see Psalm 19:1, Romans 1:19, etc. God created man in His image and unto His glory and praise. This we read in Is. 43:7: “Even every one that is called by My Name: for I have created him for My glory, I have formed him, yea, I have made him.” The Lord glorifies Himself in Pharaoh, Ex....

In Reply to Brother Ijpsma

I think I can be brief in answering your questions. In the first place, I could refer you almost entirely to the article of our Editor, the Rev. H. Hoeksema, in the same issue of the Standard Bearer, “Criticism and Its Answer”. As to what we have in common, see page 52, the first part of the article, where we see that having the same Three Forms of Unity means very little. Secondly, regarding the charge that I generalize, read page 56, right column, lower half. Also concerning the “Januskop” read page 55, right column, lower half. And about your...

Commentary on the Holy Scriptures

Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, by John Peter Lange. Zondervan Publ. House, Grand Rapids, Mich. Ten Volumes. Price per volume $3.95. From the Zondervan Publishing House I received for review a beautiful set, of Lange’s Commentary on the New Testament, ten volumes. The volumes of the same commentary on the Old Testament are on the press and will, the Lord willing, soon follow. It would be worthwhile to write a detailed review on this commentary volume by volume, but this would require far too much space in our paper. I must, therefore, needs limit myself to a general description, characterization,...

Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption LORD’S DAY 29, Chapter 3: Spiritual Eating and Drinking

All the Reformed confessions, therefore, emphasize that the eating and drinking which takes place at the table of the Lord is purely spiritual. There is a spiritual food. Christ imparts Himself at the table of communion to believers as the true meat and drink unto eternal life. There is, secondly, a spiritual operation. It is through the Spirit of Christ that He imparts Himself to believers. And thirdly, there is also a spiritual mouth by which we eat and drink. And that spiritual mouth is faith. But this entire spiritual mode of operation, this spiritual eating and drinking of Christ,...

Nothing Binding?

In one of the Reformaties of the present volume, pp. 341-342, there appeared a contribution by a certain J. J. Bade, to which Dr. Schilder added a post scriptum which to my mind is rather important from the viewpoint of the question whether in the Liberated Churches anything is binding with regard to the question of baptism. I will first translate this post scriptum as literally as possible. The translation is as follows: “1. Also we have always pointed out, that a ‘doctrine’ was never directly imposed, and was in first instance never brought into question by anybody. One can...

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