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Implied in my subject is the statement that exegesis has significance for the preaching of the Gospel. However this is not the point that I am going to argue. My purpose is to concentrate on this significance as such as showing what it is and how great it is. It is that great that without it there can be no preaching of the Gospel.
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, and called it the tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass that every one which sought the Lord went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp. Ex. 33:17
It is with some hesitation that we undertake to write our thoughts on the subject which captions this article. And the reason for this is that every man who undertakes to write must beware lest he stumble in words: he that does not stumble in words is a perfect man.
It was on Tuesday afternoon that the undersigned rode with three other delegates from Classis East to attend the Synod of 1952 to be held at South Holland, Illinois.
It is not our intention in this article to give an exposition of any particular portion of these verses; rather we will give a general survey of this section, a bird’s eye view of the whole. We trust that this will on the one hand stimulate us to the proper interest in the comforting message here revealed, and on the other hand it will enable us to see the details of this passage in the light of the overall pattern. We will thus not fail to see the woods because of the trees.
Esteemed Editor: In your last Editorial, of the Standard Bearer of May 15th, in which you again write so disparaging (which you, of course, will again deny) about Rev. Kok which to me seems as if you accuse him in an unbrotherly way.
Evaluation of History The reader will recall that in our two previous installments we gleaned from the Acts of Synod, ‘48, ‘49, and ‘50, the available material concerning various attempts to establish our own Protestant Reformed teacher training facilities, together with the material concerning the synodical reaction to these attempts.
Continuing our discussion of the creation of man, we would remind the reader that we made the observation toward the close of our preceding article that Adam’s relationship to God was a covenant relation. We do not purpose to enter once more into a detailed discussion of the idea of the covenant. At this time we merely wish to emphasize the fact that our covenant conception is also based upon the creation of Adam and the resulting relation in which he stood to the living God.
In our discussion of the brochure of Dr. Schilder we already touched upon the subject of the term promise as it occurs frequently in our Confessions. This discussion we will now continue.
. . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15b Joshua was old and stricken in years, but before he died he called for all Israel, for their elders and for their judges and for their officers, and he made a long speed to them, rehearsing in their ears all the deeds of wonder and loving kindness which the Lord had wrought, giving them the land flowing with milk and honey.