Vol 28 Issue 15

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Discord or Unity

The Synod has just passed the Declaration, and now again we hear that there will be protests against it in 1953. That could lead to separation or ruin. It certainly is a bad thing that the combined con­sistories of 1927 did not adopt a declaration of prin­ciples at that time, before our first students became ministers. Now you see the result of that mistake.

Thou Art the Man

“Thou art the man”. It was Nathan speaking. And the accusing finger of the prophet was pointed to Dayid. A dreadful chain of sins in David’s life had led to this moment. He had cohabited with Bathsheba, while her husband, Uriah, was away fighting Ammonites. When he had learned from the woman that she was with child, he added sin to sin in the at­tempt to prevent his adultery from becoming public. His first move was to command Joab to send him the Hittite.

Exposition of Matthew 5:9

In this essay we intend to call attention to the beautiful and well-known words: “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.” Have you ever heard it said, dear reader, that we human mortals do not know who the elect of God are? I have. And generally this is a contention that comes from the lips of either the unlearned and weak in faith, or, what is worse, from the lips of him who knows neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Looking To The Future (Chapter 2): The Teacher Problem (Suggestions Towards Solution)

Thus far we have offered a few suggestions to­ward solution of those problems which are connec­ted particularly with the procurement and mainten­ance of a teaching staff in our Protestant Reformed schools! This, as we have said, is to a large extent a formal and administrative problem.

The Hexaemeron or Creation Week (12): THE CREATION OF MAN (6)

We concluded our previous article, in which we were discussing the theory of the covenant of works, with the statment that we had more objections against this theory. In that previous article we had remarked, firstly, that this theory is not Confessional, and, secondly, that it is not taught literally in the Word of God.

A “Teacher’s” Impressions

We concluded our previous editorial with the ob­servation that only our children can be disciplined. Only they can be corrected because only in them is something which can be corrected and disciplined. If a farmer knew that a particular acre would produce only weeds, he would not spend any time on it. This is also spiritually true. To be sure, all is not Israel that is called Israel, and also with respect to carnal Israel do we have a calling.

The Coming of the King

“I tell you, in that night there shall be two men m one bed; the one shall be taken and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding to­gether; the one shall be taken and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left. And they answered and said unto Him, Where, Lord? And He said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.” Luke 17:34-37