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Vol 27 Issue 19

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The Synod of 1951 continued

Tuesday morning and part of the afternoon were spent in reading the material regarding the Declaration of Principles. In our last number of the Standard Bearer it was pointed out that the Committee of Pre-advise which was given this material for consideration was divided in their advice. Synod first took up the advice of that part of the committee which recommended that Synod declare that the action of the last Synod was church-politically incorrect. In the discussion of this question the time of the Tuesday afternoon session and all the Wednesday sessions was taken up. During this time it became...

Exposition of Philippians 1:9-11

The passage from Holy Writ to which we would call attention in this article reads, in full, as follows: “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may he sincere and without offense till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.” This passage is a statement by Paul to the congregation of Philippi concerning his prayer to God for her. It is more...

Church Membership in His Fear (13): Where?

The Proper Viewpoint Thus far we have discussed rather negatively various attitudes which may be and often are assumed toward the question, ‘‘Where must I join myself as a church member?” We found that the attitude of the undenominationalist is to be rejected, that the attitude of those who place implicit trust in a certain institute is essentially idolatry, that those who simply go along with a certain movement of churches for various carnal reasons are carelessly indifferent traditionalists, and that those who view the whole matter from the standpoint of the possibility of avoiding hell-fire are utilitarian in their...

John Calvin and The Reformation In Geneva

Life of Calvin. Calvin’s dates are 1509-64. He was born in Noyon, Picardy, France. He came from a good family. His father was secretary to the bishop of Noyon. At the age of twelve he was made a beneficiary chaplain in and near Noyon, which brought him an income. But he was never ordained priest and took no degree. Having been provided with an income, he entered the university of Paris where he completed his undergraduate studies. Leaving Paris, he went to the university of Orleans to study law. He also took up the study of Greek with a Lutheran...

The Hexaemeron or Creation-Week (2): Scripture’s Viewpoint of the Account of Creation. The First Day

SCRIPTURE’S VIEWPOINT OF THE ACCOUNT OF CREATION First, let us repeat: the beauty of the Scriptural account of creation is its revelation unto us of the living God. First, the majestic words: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, are the keynote of the entire passage. We have more or less grown accustomed to this sublime and majestic truth, and can scarcely estimate and appreciate its force and grandeur. At the time when Moses recorded these words, through the infallible guidance of the Holy Spirit, the world was steeped in idolatry and the vain idols of the...

Part Two—Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 30, Chapter 2: Proper Partakers (cont.)

But there is more. According to the Heidelberg Catechism it also belongs to the proper partakers of the Lord’s table that they trust that their sins are forgiven them for the sake of Christ, and that their remaining infirmities are covered by His passion and death. According to the Form for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper, they are those that believe the faithful promise of God that all their sins are forgiven them only for the sake of the passion and death of Jesus Christ, and that the perfect righteousness of Christ is imputed and freely given them as...

Why Not Protestant Reformed (4)

The heading above this series of articles: Why Not Protestant Reformed, is the title of an article which appeared in a weekly periodical of the Netherlands, I believe, in the month of February of this year. This weekly periodical is the well-known “Het Gereformeerd Gezinsblad”. We understand that this periodical has a greater circulation among the readers in the Netherlands than the Reformatie. It is also widely read by the Canadian immigrants. In this article, signed by three former members of the late Protestant Reformed Church of Hamilton, the reason is set forth why they and many others separated themselves...

My Redeemer Liveth

“I know that my Redeemer liveth. . .” Job 19:25 I know that my Redeemer liveth! As a challenge over against every foe, as a shout of triumph when sufferings threatened to swallow her up, as a confident declaration of victory even when all flesh would despair, the church of Jesus Christ throughout the ages has always taken this word upon her lips. When the adversary pressed relentlessly day and night, when a thousand fears beset his soul, when the night seemed utterly dark, without a ray of hope, the individual believer still sang in his heart and confessed with...

7/1/1951