Vol 32 Issue 05

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Hope Welcomes New Pastor

After over 13 years of labor in our midst, Rev. Heys accepted a call to preach the Word in the congregation of Hull, Iowa. Spiritually his ministry was indeed fruitful in our midst as we were instructed from Sabbath to Sabbath in the truth of God’s holy Word. And although we were not ready for him to leave, the Lord has called him to labor elsewhere, and our prayers go with him in his new field. 

1. Love the Lord Thy God. 2. Is the Reformed Church in America an “Open Communion” Church?

Love the Lord Thy God  A friend sent us the latest issue of the Missionary Monthly (November, 1955) in which she called my attention to an item of interest which we pass on to our readers.  On page 311 of this issue appears a brief review of one of Rev. H. Hoeksema’s books on the Heidelberg Catechism with the above title. The Rev. Gary De Witt writes concerning this volume as follows: 

The Office of the Elder

“The office of the elders, in addition to what was said in Article 16 to be their duty in common with the minister of the Word. is to take heed that the ministers, together with their fellow elders and the deacons, faithfully discharge their office, and both before and after the Lord’s Supper, as time and circumstances may demand, for the edification of the churches; to visit the families of the congregation, in order particularly to comfort and instruct the members, and also to exhort others in respect to the Christian religion.” (Article 24) 

The Church and the Sacraments, Views During the Second Period (300-720 A.D.), The Doctrine of the Church, The Papacy (by Philip Schaff) …continued

The North African bishops and councils in the beginning of the fifth century, with all traditional reverence for the apostolic see, repeatedly protested, in the spirit of Cyprian, against encroachments of Rome, and even prohibited all appeal in church controversies from their own to a transmarine or foreign tribunal, upon pain of excommunication.

Speech That Manifests Fear (4)

No one likes a proud man.  And by nature all men are proud.  It is the very pride of man that he hates a proud man. The hatred of pride in the natural man is not a spiritual virtue. In the natural man hatred of the proud is the reaction of one carnally proud heart and mind to the boastful and haughty deeds and words of another. Because the natural heart is itself proud, it cannot stand to hear some other proud heart boast of being more than itself. 

The Antichristian Implications of Russian Communism

It must be understood and readily admitted that it is impossible to set forth all the “anti-Christian implications of Russian Communism. I say, this is impossible because Russian Communism is a “world and life view.” Therefore, it must of necessity express itself regarding all spheres. In other words, in every relationship of life experienced by man, Russian Communism has something to say. 

The Prophecy of Haggai

The preservation of the church in the convulsions that will destroy the godless world powers,  The preservation of the church in the convulsions that will destroy the godless world powers, Haggai 2:20-23.  20. And there was a word of Jehovah a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth (day) of the month, saying, 21. Speak to Zerubbabel, Governeor of Judah, I will shake the heavens and the earth; 22. And I will overturn the throne of the kingdom of the kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and I will overturn the chariot and the...

The Opinion of Judge Charles A. Flinn

I here publish, without comment, the opinion of the judge in the Edgerton case:  STATE OF MINNESOTA ) COUNTY OF PIPESTONE ) ss IN DISTRICT COURT THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT  The Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, Minnesota, a corporation under the Laws of The State of Minnesota,  Plaintiff,  FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, AND ORDER FOR JUDGMENT. vs “John Templeman, Gerard Mesman. Marinus Mesman, Harold Gunnink, Defendants.

A Sweet Savor

“For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved and in them that perish: To the one we are the savor of death unto death; and to the other the savor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?” II Cor. 2:15, 16

12/1/1955