Vol 32 Issue 10

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Sure-Footed / The Refiner’s Fire

Sure Footed In some ways the animals of the wild are superior to man. Mountain goats and big-horn sheep and several of the deer family are amazingly sure footed. It is nothing unusual for these animals to pick out their paths on the narrow ledges of a rock cliff. They need but little space for their hoofs, and the sheer drop of the cliff troubles them not at all. But sometimes even the narrow ledge comes to an end. Then the impossible is performed. Reaching up, and pawing the rock with his front hoofs, the animal will search for the...

Creston Will Solve Her Own Problems

The undersigned is very happy with the “Apology” of Rev. M. Schipper in the February 1 issue of The Standard Bearer for the use of the term “playing church,” and he accepts it also, and wishes to assure his colleague that the frank apology warmed the cockles of his heart . This does not mean, however, that I am wholly in agreement with all that the Rev. Schipper writes after he made the apology.

A Correction / Women Pastors / Unitarian Presbyterians / The Movies Go to School

A Correction  In the January 1st issue of the Standard Bearer undersigned gave a brief treatment of “The Evils of Calvinism,” a little pamphlet written by the Rev. Mr. Frank B. Beck.  Rev. Beck, who is a regular reader of the Standard Bearer and who tells us that he enjoys it thoroughly, also read our article reflecting on his pamphlet in condensed form in our rubric. 

Family Visitation (continued)

“The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed and obeyed, dependeth not upon the testimony of any man or church, but wholly upon God, the author thereof; and, therefore, it is to be received, because it is the Word of God.”  Westminster Confession B. The Scriptural Basis 

The Canons of Dordrecht, Part Two, Exposition of the Canons, Second Head of Doctrine, Of the Death of Christ, and the Redemption of Men Thereby. Article 5 (continued)

We have seen that the article under discussion does not even teach that the preaching of the gospel is general in the sense that it comes to every individual of the human race, but rather recognizes the fact that also this proclamation of the gospel is limited and follows a well-defined course all through history, and that too, according to the divine good pleasure.

The Church and the Sacraments, Views During the Second Period (300-700 A.D.), The Doctrine of the Church, The Papacy (by Philip Schaff) …continued

POPE Felix II, or, according to another reckoning, III, (483-492), continued the war of his predecessor against the Monophysitism of the East, rejected the Henoticon of the emperor Zeno, as an unwarrantable intrusion of a laymen in matters of faith, and ventured even the excommunication of the bishop Acacius of Constantinople. Acacius replied with a counter anathema, with the support of the other Eastern patriarchs; and the schism between the two churches lasted over thirty years, to the pontificate of Hormisdas. 

The Sabbath In His Fear (4)

The Sabbath was made for man.  Yet we must remember that it was made for regenerated and sanctified man.

Exposition of I Corinthians 1-4 (9)

It is very important, for the proper understanding of the first four Chapters of I Corinthians, to bear in mind that Paul is here waging a very consistent battle against the sin of schism and party strife in the church; he will not rest till this evil is wholly exposed for what it is. It must be eradicated with root and branch! Why must it be eradicated? 

The Prophecy of Zechariah

Jehovah urges the “daughter of Zion” to rejoice, verses 10-13.  10. Shout and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, For behold I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith Jehovah, 11. And many nations shall be joined unto Jehovah in that day, And become a people to me. And I will dwell in the midst of thee, And thou shalt know that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me to thee. 12. And Jehovah shall take Judah as His portion in the holy land, and shall yet choose Jerusalem. 13. Be still all flesh, before Jehovah.

Part 3 – Of Thankfulness. Lord’s Day 51, Chapter 3: A Serious Limiting Clause. Lord’s Day 52, Chapter 1: The Idea of Tempation

Lord’s Day 51 Chapter Three: A Serious Limiting Clause  It is plain, too, that in this parable this, servant was serving the king with the king’s goods. Of himself he had nothing. Perhaps the king had set him over part of his possession. The same is true with men in relation to God. Of themselves they have nothing. They receive their all from God: their talents and powers and means and all their possessions. And with it all man is never anything else than a servant, in duty bound to serve his God in love.