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With enthusiasm and knowledge that we are continuing in the faith, the women of the Western League of Prot. Ref. Churches met in the auditorium of the Doon Church on Nov. 18. Meeting opened by singing a few Psalter numbers and prayer by our Vice-Pres., Mrs. H. C. Hoeksema and Scripture I Tim. 4 read. After a short business meeting, our speaker for the afternoon, Rev. H. C. Hoeksema, addressed us on the theme, “Continuing in the Faith.” He brought out the following points. 1. What does that mean? 2. Why should we do that? 3.
It has become a rather common habit of the Rev. Kok to quote the Rev. H. Hoeksema as if this theologian taught a Dogmatics the warp and woof of which is, that faith is a condition of salvation. Now I have noticed all the while that brother Kok did not ever quote from the “notes” dictated by Rev. H. Hoeksema, dictated by the latter in class also to the Rev. B. Kok, who then was yet “but a student”. Intellectual honesty would seem to dictate that such be done. However, the quotations given by Rev.
Orders From Headquarters In the November issue of Concordia the news item of Hull particularly struck our attention. Because the name of the undersigned was used in it, and because he with the people he served in Hull were put in the wrong light, we wish to comment on it now.
The above caption is a Latin title by which a group of self-appointed itinerant preachers of the sixteenth century were called. The phrase means, “walking Levites.” It rather appropriately fits this class of itinerant preachers because they refused to be ministerially connected with any particular church but travelled about from place to place as they saw fit.
Before we begin our discussion of the early views of the sacrament of baptism as entertained by the Church in the first centuries of the New Dispensation, it will probably not be amiss to call attention to the Jewish washings, the baptism of John, and the institution of baptism.
Article 3. And that men may be brought to believe, God mercifully sends the messengers of these most joyful tidings, to whom he will and at what time he pleaseth; by whose ministry men are called to repentance and faith in Christ crucified. Rom. 10:14, 15. “How then, shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach except they be sent?”
Repeatedly we have called attention in these series of the apostle that the Church, the believers in Christ Jesus stand in a new Status Quo to Christ, and therefore to all things. Old things are passed away and all things have become new for us.
HEBREWS (the epistle of warning), by Dr. John Owen. Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, Mich. Price $8.00.
Earmarks It certainly is an earmark of heretics that they play hocus pocus with the confession of the church. They do not hesitate to distort the clear language of the confessions in order to make it appear as if these support their false doctrines.