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Vol 29 Issue 01

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The Gospel and the Command

In the Scripture grace and the command or ex­hortation are always connected, and the former, grace, presented as the cause, reason and fountain of obedi­ence to the command in faith and repentance and holy living.

Moses’ Intercession

As was stated, God’s people had corrupted them­selves. They had turned quickly aside out of the way which the Lord had commanded them. They had made a molten calf and worshipped it, and sacrificed there­unto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. Ex. 31:7, 8.

Exposition of I Peter 1:1, 2 (1)

The undersigned intends to write a series of pop­ular expositions on the first epistle of Peter during the next few months. These articles do not intend to be technical exegesis; such is the task of the min­ister in his study. There will be as little of this “work­shop” in these articles as possible. Not that these art­icles are not based on as careful exegesis as this writ­er can perform, but these exegetical labors will not stand in the foreground.

Report of the RFPA Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the RFPA was held on Sept. 25. New board members chosen were K. Ezinga (Fourth), G. E. Bylsma and H. Velthouse (First). Retiring members: J Oomkes, P. Dykema and G. Borduin. The Society decided to increase the membership dues to $5.00 effective Jan. 1, 1953.

Looking To The Future. Chapter 3: On Teacher Training

Having interrupted our train of thought in regard to the subject of teacher training for the past two is­sues, it will do no harm to try to catch the connection a bit, before plunging into the material itself.

Two Fundamental Principles in Preaching

Fears have been expressed during the course of our present discussion on “conditions” that this con­ditional presentation of the truth is vitally necessary if our churches are to continue in the proclamation of a full and complete gospel. Not to stress this “im­portant phase” of the Scriptures would have for its result a calamity of catastrophic proportions and im­poverish our churches to the extent that we no longer would enjoy a “full-orbed” gospel.

Part 3 – Of Thankfulness, Lord’s Day 33, Chapter 1: Regeneration and Conversion (cont.)

Moreover, as we have said before, this new birth is a heavenly birth. It is a birth from above, and not from the earth. It is principally resurrection. A new principle of life is instilled in our hearts by the won­der of regeneration, and this new life is not earthy, but heavenly. It is not from below, but from above. In regeneration we have the beginning of the resurrection. It is the principle of the resurrection. It is the life of Christ, the risen Lord Himself.

The Promise According to the Confessions

At the close of my last article on the current sub­ject I said that I would refer to the Baptism Form, which according to my conviction is one of the most beautiful and clearly Reformed documents which have come down from our fathers.

The Love of God for the World

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 A beautiful text indeed! But a text that is almost universally misunderstood, and certainly very often misquoted.

10/1/1952