All Articles For Vol 28 Issue 09 2/1/1952

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The next aspect of the “teacher problem” which our schools face is closely related to the procurement aspect which we discussed last time. For this reason we choose to discuss it next also. It is the problem of KEEPING OUR TEACHERS. It lies in the very nature of the case that these two aspects of the teacher problem are very closely related. The two, namely, the procurement of a teach­ing staff and the maintenance of a permanent teach­ing staff, are, in fact, interrelated. On the one hand, it is evident that the problem of procuring teachers declines to the extent...

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Let us now examine these promises. They shed a great new light on the promise concealed in the protevangel. First we must take notice of this: that according to the promise as here communicated the Lord would give to Abraham’s seed not only but to Abraham as well that land in which at the time he was walking up and down and was beholding with his eyes, namely Canaan. “To thee will I give it and to thy seed for­ever.” The promise was fulfilled with regard to Abra­ham’s seed, the people of Israel. Approximately 430 years thereafter the Lord entered...

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In our previous article we called attention to the concept: the image of God in man, and presented to our readers a short historical review of this concept. We also criticized the Roman Catholic presentation of this image of God and concluded with a few re­marks in connection with the distinction: the image in broader and in narrower sense. We ended our article with the question: how, then, should we con­ceive of this image of God in man? In answer to this question, we would remark in the first place that it is not difficult to understand the distinction as...

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In your article entitled “The Stocking is Finished” in the last issue of the Standard Bearer (Jan. 1, 1952) you state the following, in connection with a letter sent by our deputies of correspondence to the Re­formed Churches (Art. 31); “However, when the work of the committee for correspondence was reported at the Synod of 1948, the latter condemned, (I under­score, B.K. that letter, and decided to rewrite it, and send a different letter to the same deputies for correspondence in the Netherlands, and to their Synod which was to convene in Amersfoort the same sum­mer.” Although there are several...

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After the overture of Pella was read, the discussion continued as follows: The Rev. H.H.: Mr. Chairman, in the first place, I want to state that the suspicion that is cast by Pella and by the Rev. Gritters, as if the Declaration was directed against the Rev. Petter is certainly thoroughly false. I cannot help it that the Rev. Petter wrote as he did. But the Declaration of Principles is not motivated by anything which he wrote, but simply by the desire to maintain our Protestant Reformed truth and to give the Mission Committee that which they ask for, namely,...

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IN SESSION JANUARY 9, 1952 AT GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN For the January session Classis East met at the First Church of Grand Rapids. The opening exercises were conducted by Rev. G. Lubbers, who later functioned as clerk, while Rev. M. Schipper presided at this session of Classis. After Classis has been declared constituted, the minutes of the previous meeting of Classis are read and approved. Classis decides to grant the request of Grand Haven for Classical appointments. The chair appoints the fol­lowing committee to draw up a schedule: Rev. E. Knott and the elders H. Rutgers and A. Peterson. This...

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The Scripture passage to which we would call the attention of the reader in this essay reads as follows: “It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wif e, let him give her a writing of divorcement; but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.” We would warn the reader, that, in considering this Scripture passage, we must with might and main remember the warning of Jesus to us, as the children...

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We now come to the epoch in the series con­stituted of a new and marvelous work of God. It is an epoch or dispensation of grace that set in with the Egyptian bondage of the people of Israel, and ended with the Lord’s entering with His people into the typical rest of Canaan. The Lord brings His people into Egypt where it is enslaved by Pharaoh. Humanly speaking, the state of the church is again hopeless, as hopeless as it was before the deluge.

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We were busy in our previous article with a dis­cussion of the conception known among us as the Covenant of Works. We quoted from Prof. Berkhof and presented his Scriptural foundation for this doc­trine. In this article we wish to continue with this discussion and will first of all quote once more from the same author. In this quotation he presents to us the various elements of the covenant of works. Quotation from Prof. Berkhof

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It is self-evident that if the preaching of the gospel is to be a key power, to open and to shut the kingdom of heaven, it must produce a very definite sound. It must not be a vague, general offer of salva­tion, but must proclaim the whole counsel of God. The more definitely and sharply the promise is pro­claimed in the preaching, the more effective an in­strument it will be for Christ to open and to shut the kingdom of heaven. As was said before, the preach­ing must have a four-fold effect. It must confirm believers in the assurance that...

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