Billy Graham Does It Again A friend gave us a copy of “Belijden en Beleven,” a Reformed Weekly of March 5, 1954, edited by Prof. F.W. Grosheide of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The paper contains a rather large picture of Billy Graham, and underneath the picture we read the following: (I translate freely—M.S.): “American Evangelist Billy Graham conducts crusade throughout England.
The thirteenth article of our church order reads as follows: “Ministers, who by reason of age, sickness, or otherwise, are rendered incapable of performing the duties of their office, shall nevertheless retain the honor and title of a minister, and the church which they have served shall provide honorably for them in their need (likewise for the orphans and widows of ministers) out of the common fund of the churches, according to the general ecclesiastical ordinances in this matter.” A. Reasons For Emeritation
Article 9. This election was not founded upon foreseen faith, and the obedience of faith, holiness, or any other good quality or disposition in man, as the pre-requisite, cause or condition on which it depended; but men are chosen to faith and to the obedience of faith, holiness, etc., therefore election is the fountain of every saving good; from which proceed faith, holiness, and other gifts of salvation, and finally eternal life itself, as its fruits and effects, according to the testimony of the apostle: “He hath chosen us (not because we were, but) that we should be holy and wi
Anyone acquainted with the time and setting of the institution of the Lord’s Supper is surely aware of the fact that the sacrament of the holy Supper was instituted by Christ under the most solemn circumstances.
June 1. That is the date! June 1, 1953 is the date that Rev. De Wolf and his followers like to forget and concerning which they are very silent. They would rather hold before you June 23, 1953. Even June 22 does not give them much comfort. Actually it should give them no comfort. June 1.
Again we have had the God-given opportunity of gathering together as true Christian mothers and wives of the Prot. Ref. Churches of the Middle West. We met in the Doon Church auditorium, April 23, for an afternoon session. The meeting started by singing a few Psalter numbers. Our president, Mrs. H. Veldman, read Psalm 89, then opened with prayer, and also extended a word of welcome to a well-attended audience.
For reasons connected with my schedule of many activities I shall this time not call your attention to I Peter 2:1-10, but I will call your attention to a very significant admonition to the Church at Corinth. It should be observed that these words of Paul are a part of the concluding admonitions of Paul at the end of a great letter, full of fatherly advice, kind instruction and firm reproof. All these were very necessary in this church.
The positive blessings that quill operate in the ethical lives of the Israel according to the election of grace when Christ will have come into His kingdom. Isaiah 32:1-8 Behold, a king shall reign according to righteousness (vs. 1a).
But the grace which might perfect that natural love, and confirm that indissoluble union, and sanctify the married, Christ Himself, the institutor and perfecter of the venerable sacraments (according to the Roman Catholics, marriage is a sacrament, something with which I cannot possibly agree, H.H.), merited for us by his passion; as the apostle Paul intimates, saying,Husbands love your wives, as Christ also loved the church, and delivered himself up for it; adding shortly after, This is a great sacrament (the original has “mystery,” H.H.), but I sp