All Articles For Vol 29 Issue 13 4/1/1953

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MET IN SIOUX CENTER, IOWA—MARCH 4-7, 1953 Report of Classis West Rev. Peter De Boer calls the meeting to order. Psalter No. 200 is sung, reads Psalm 91 and offers prayer. Credentials show, twelve churches to be represented by twenty-two delegates. Those present for the first time sign the F. of S. Rev. L. Doezema is chairman for the day and Rev. Die Boer records the minutes.

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Hoeksema’s Foolish Binding? In the “Poortwake”, a weekly paper of the Girl’s Societies of the Liberated Churches in the Netherlands, in the issue of February 6th, page 384, we came across a little article under the caption: “Een Zichtbare Of Onzichtbare Kerk”, a Visible or Invisible Church. The article is reflecting on another article appearing in a Canadian paper, also sponsored by the Liberated Group, written by a certain Rev.

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Scripture is no book of formulated doctrines Scripture, although not a book of formulated doc­trines, is, of course, the source of all doctrines. The Bible is not merely a revelation of a truth. Christian­ity, we understand, is not simply a religion or another religion. It is not true, of course, that Christ pro­claimed truth, but that Confucius and Mohammed, etc., also proclaimed truth. The Bible is the revela­tion of the truth. It is the Lord’s own and only in­spired revelation of Himself as the God of our salva­tion.

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Two plus two is five. If your child came home from school with that kind of arithmetic, you would not be surprised to find a low mark on his report card. If he were actually taught that in school by his teacher, you would make a certain visit to her and if that did not avail, to the school board for allowing such things to be taught your child. Two plus two is four.

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As was said, “the man’s” words were cutting. All that Joab could manage in the way of reply was that he would not thus tarry with “the man” wasting time in useless argument. Absalom in the meantime might escape by himself or some of the people with as lit­tle courage as “this man” might release him from the tree and deliver him up to David alive. Unable to understand David’s attitude, he was determined to see to it that Absalom did not leave that forest alive.

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3. God’s Revelation (cont’d) Originally God revealed Himself in paradise through the things that are made, in the Holy Spirit, to the man as he stood in the image of God in the state of original righteousness, God had called out of nothing, by the Word of His power, the whole beau­tiful universe. And every creature in that universe was indeed a Word of God, a symbol by which God revealed Himself to man. The whole creation spelled the name of the creator. For “the heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.

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DE BIJBEL TOEGELICHT VOOR HET NEDERLANDSCHE VOLK. (The Bible explained for the Dutch people). Pub­lished by J.H. Kok, N.V., Kampen, the Netherlands. EXODUS, by Dr. P.N. Kruyswijk. In an introduction the writer points out the purpose or can­onical significance of Exodus as follows: “What is the purpose of the divine revelation in Exodus? It purposes to proclaim the continuation of God’s redemptive work, whereby God fulfills His promises in the adoption of His people, and with a view to the coming of Christ.”

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