All Articles For Vol 28 Issue 11 3/1/1952

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To understand the article. of Dr. Schilder which the Rev. Kok translated without any criticism or com­ment in Concordia (Jan. 17, ’52), we must remember and constantly bear in mind that he writes as a Lib­erated theologian. Otherwise we can never under­stand the article, and especially why he is in such emphatic need of conditions. Strange to say, Dr. Schilder since he was here the first time, and there­fore approximately during the war, changed his en­tire conception about the covenant and the promise and now embraces the Heynsian conception, except in as far as that subjective preparatory grace of Heyns...

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As I have said, I write no official report. I do not have all the documents to write such a re­port. In order to be complete, such an official report must needs include the complete report of the Classical Committee in re the Chatham case, the letter from Chatham addressed to Classis, and the reply of Classis to that letter. But I am not in possession of these documents. And as I merely write impressions, I do not need them. For these impressions I rely only on my memory, trusting that, if my memory should fail me, someone will be...

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Esteemed Editor! “Search the Scriptures!” is the mandate the Lord has given us, and I do not believe that this was only meant for ministers and teachers, but just as well for us, common laymen. So, after I read and studied your editorial, under the heading: Promise and Prediction, I can say that I agree fully, 100%, with it. That is the doctrine we, as Protestant Reformed Churches, have always be­lieved. But there is one thing I would like to have a little more light on; and that is your statement on page 226 of the Standard Bearer of February...

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Esteemed Editor: In the Standard Bearer of Feb. 1, I was greatly amazed what you wrote in your editorial “Classis, Jan. 9, 1952, Impressions.” I am rather surprised at the language you use in stating that the people out west are ignorant. I am sure that if you would take an aptitude test on the knowledge of the “Declaration of Principles”, and the Canadian Liberated immigrants, you would be surprised what we here in the west do know. The folks out west have a mind of their own. We, and I know I am speaking for many of our people, think for...

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We turn to I John 3:1-3 inclusive, omitting the last clause of verse 1. We read, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when it shall appear, we shall be like him.” “We shall be like Him” is the clause in this Scripture passage that first calls for attention. It is evident from the context that the pronoun him is indicative of God. The statement...

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I am occupied with proving with the Scriptures that the covenant of Sinai is not of works but of grace. The argument, advanced in support of this proposition and appearing in my previous article ran as follows: What the Lord was saying to His people there at Sinai in the final instance was verily this: that He is the Lord their God, the God of their salvation in Christ Jesus; that as in His love of His people He had delivered them from the bondage of Egypt and would enter with them into the rest of the typical Canaan, so...

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It has repeatedly become clear to us in these es­says on Jesus’ interpretation of the law, that He is speaking of the real righteousness of grace, which is the establishment of the law in the hearts of the sons of the Kingdom. These latter are the light of the world, a city on a hilltop, and light on a candlestick. The sons of the Kingdom come to manifestation in their being a different people than those of this world; theirs is indeed a righteousness that is more abound­ing than that of the Pharisees and the Scribes. In view of stimulating...

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FEED MY LAMBS, by Henry T. Vriesen. Reliance Publish­ing Co., Green Bay, Wis. Price $3.00. This book is designed to be a help to parents in the biblical instruction of their children. It consists of three hundred and sixty-six brief chapters, one for every day of the year. Narratives of biblical history, both of the Old and of the New Testament, several se­lections from the Psalms, the prophets, the epistles, and a few from the book of Revelation, comprise the contents of this book. A series of prayers, one for each day of the week, is found in an appendix....

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In regard to the question concerning the key power of Christian discipline, it is very important that we understand certain definite principles. In the first place, also in regard to Christian dis­cipline we must understand that its key power lies only in the Word of God. The word of man, or the opinions of men, can have no power to open or shut the kingdom of heaven. Whether, therefore, Chris­tian discipline consists in private admonition, in which a brother admonishes another, or in the action of the whole church thru the consistory, always it must be the Word of God...

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Manhattan, Montana February 6, 1952 Rev. H. Hoeksema Grand Rapids, Michigan Dear Brother: In our Men’s Society there is difference of opinion in regard to the proper explanation of I Corinthians 13:13, especially in regard to these words: “And now abideth faith, hope and charity.” Some of the members are of the opinion that es­sentially faith and hope will abide with us even in eternity, while others maintain that this is impossible, since our faith and hope will then be fully realized. So our question is: Do these words refer only to time, or also to eternity? Will you be...

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