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Daane Versus Van Til on the Offer and 1924 In the October 1, 1956 issue of The Standard Bearerwe commented on an article written by Dr. James Daane which appeared in the September, 1956 issue of The Reformed Journal in which he complimented the Professors Murray and Stonehouse of the Orthodox Presbyterian Seminary on their pamphlet entitled: The Free Offer of the Gospel.
In the final major argument against the doctrine of the separation of Church and State, the editor of theContender reasons that the Old Testament nation of Israel is an example to the nations of the world and, “from the beginning the national life and the religious life of the Israelites were bound together.”
PART TWO EXPOSITION OF THE CANONS THIRD AND FOURTH HEADS OF DOCTRINE OF THE CORRUPTION OF MAN, HIS CONVERSION TO GOD, AND THE MANNER THEREOF In the second place, our fathers carefully define and delineate the limits of this natural light. For we are told that through these glimmerings of natural light, man “retains some knowledge of God, of natural things, and of the difference between things good and evil (honorable and base), and show a kind of regard for virtue and external order.”
When Eulogius (in our preceding article we were quoting from Philip Schaff to the effect that Gregory displayed in his correspondence with his rival a singular combination of pride and humility—H.V.), in return for his exaltation of his own see, afterwards addressed Gregory as “universal pope,” he strongly repudiated the title, saying: “I have said that neither to me nor to any one else ought you to write anything of the kind. And lo!
“Let’s go down stairs, Harold.” “Come on Harold. I’m getting hungry.”
Twice we have now called attention to this section of the words of Jesus as they are recorded here by Matthew. It can do no harm to briefly recapitulate what we have thus far noticed in our consideration of the former verses, the verses 25-27.
The Prophecy of Zechariah 20. Thus saith the Lord of hosts: it shall yet come to pass, that there shall come peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities. 21. And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts. I will go. 22. Yea, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord.
The Church of Sardis presents, indeed, a most miserable picture! A dead minister and a dead church! We must say a little more about this. The Lord says that the minister and the church, too, have a name that they live, but in reality they are dead.
Unbiblical Divorce and Remarriage In our last issue we discussed the text from Matt. 19:9. We did so especially in the light of the last part of this verse: “and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, where He feels at home. Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me,...