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When discussing the organization of the Church of God during the first centuries of the New Dispensation (we discuss, of course, the organization of the Church when we call attention to the bishops and the bishop of Rome), we realize that the Presbyterian form of church government is the only conception of church government which is in harmony with the Scriptures. And this is also the Reformed conception.
In the article just preceding this one we stated that the seeds of conditional theology were planted into our churches from foreign soil.
It is evident that no Christian can possibly take such an oath, in which he swears that fidelity to the union shall be held sacred above all other allegiance in society, church, or state. Nor is it possible blindly to swear obedience to the commands of the union, whether they concern strikes or boycotts or any other activity, to which the Christian would pledge himself by taking this oath.
During the week of September 21 the undersigned sent his personal reply to the slanderous charges lodged against him personally and against the Committee for Protestant Reformed Action. With this reply went a letter, in which I requested that my defense be placed in Concordia, if necessary in two installments.
On Wednesday afternoon, October 7, the Classis, after lengthy discussion came to the following decision concerning the “Fuller Avenue Case”. A. Classis expresses that the Rev. H. De Wolf and Eider Sikkema cannot be seated as delegates of Classis East.
Here follows a complete report of the documents that were presented to Classis East in re the case of the First Prot. Ref. Church of Grand Rapids Mich, against the Rev. De Wolf and his deposed elders when the Classis reconvened on Oct. 6, 1953.