Vol 30 Issue 15

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Dr. James Daane Versus Prot. Reformed Theology and Ethics

In two issues of the Reformed Journal, those of January and February, Dr. Daane devotes as many articles to the defense of the Christian Reformed doctrine as, stipulated in the First Point of 1924. He chose to do this by writing respectively on the themes: “Can the Gospel Be Preached to Every Man?” and “Christian Ethics and the Doctrine of Election.” 

Engaged in Secular Labor

Article 12. “Inasmuch as a minister of the word, once lawfully called as described above, is bound to the service of the church for life, he is not allowed to enter upon a secular vocation except for such weighty reasons as shall receive the approval of the classis.” 

Part 2 – Exposition of the Canons, First Head of Doctrine, Of Divine Predestination

Article 8. There are not various decrees of election, but one and the same decree respecting all those, who shall be saved, both under the Old and New Testament: since the scripture declares the good pleasure, purpose and counsel of the divine will to be one, according to which he hath chosen us from eternity, both to grace and glory, to salvation and the way of salvation, which he hath ordained that we should walk therein. 

The Church and the Sacraments, Early Views of the Sacraments of the Lord’s Supper (continued)

Having instituted the feast of the Passover in the land of Egypt the Lord further instructed Israel through His servant, Moses, that this feast be observed as a memorial, every year, in the land of Canaan. Certain changes marked the observance of this feast in the land of Canaan in distinction from its institution and celebration in the land of Egypt. The lamb was now brought to the temple and slain there. The blood was not struck upon the doorposts. And the element of haste was absent. Essentially, however, the feast remained unchanged.

Walking in Error (5)

Twelve men who together constituted no more than half of one consistory in the one Classis tried to decide for the whole denomination that the following departures from Reformed Church Polity shall now be approved and be practiced in that denomination: 1. That officebearers under discipline must be given decisive vote in their own case. a. as to whether they are worthy of that discipline; b. as to whether or not they have compiled with the demands of those who are disciplining them;

Exposition of I Peter 1:1-10

We are still occupied with trying to understand the doctrinal and practical implications of I Peter 2:1-3. These verses read as follows: “Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes long for the spiritual (belonging to reason, logical) milk, which is without guilt, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation, if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” 

The Prophecy of Isaiah: The Fourth Woe. Isaiah 31-32

The Destruction of the Helper and the Helped together. Isaiah 31:1-5. 

Part 3 – Of Thankfulness, Lord’s Day 41, Chapter 1: The Covenant of Marriage (continued). Chapter 2: Divorce and Remarriage.

Chapter 1: The Covenant of Marriage (continued)  This love is not only physical—the attraction between the sexes in general. Nor is it merely psychological and mental—the specific attraction between one man and one woman. But it is a love that is at the same time spiritual, proceeding from the life of regeneration and sanctified in Christ Jesus our Lord. And because it is such a union, that is based upon the communion of nature, of life, and of love, it stands to reason that it is necessarily an exclusive union.

Another Assault (conclusion)

I shall now deal with De Boer’s slander to the effect that Rev. Hoeksema wanted a split and that he talked, wrote and preached split until he finally got his way. I stated that it is hard to conceive of a slander that is worse than this. To make this plain I must speak of things that are not generally known. What will also become plain is that none of us who are now with Rev. Hoeksema wanted a split. 

Volume 30, Issue 15

“Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Lord our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.” Jeremiah 14:22