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July 10, 1957 at Hope Protestant Reformed Church Rev. G. Vos, chairman of the April Classis led in devotions. All the churches of Classis East were represented by two delegates. Rev. B. Woudenberg, following the order of rotation, presided over this session of Classis. This was the first time this youthful minister of Creston presided, and he acquitted himself well of his task. Rev. Vos transcribed the minutes.
Such is the title of a paper written by the Rev. Joseph A. Hill, for the reception of which I am indebted to Pastor Arthur F. Brown of Pottstown, Pa. Because it clearly sets forth the Arminianism of Billy Graham and other evangelicals, and therefore coincides with our judgment of Graham and others like him, a judgment we have expressed on more than one occasion in this department, I thought our readers would appreciate what he has to say.
Last time we concluded our article with a quotation from “The Church Order Commentary” which touched upon the matter of the distinction between major and minor ecclesiastical assemblies. As we stated then, we intend, D.V., to discuss this matter more fully in connection with another article of our Church Order but we desire to make just a few remarks in the present connection.
The golden candlestick was an article of furniture in the tabernacle and temple of Israel. Both the tabernacle and the temple were built after the same pattern—they were divided into three main sections, the outer court, the holy place and the holy of holies. Each section of this building had its articles of furniture, and the candlestick was founds in the holy place.
VIEWS DURING THE THIRD PERIOD (750-1517 A.D.) THE SUPREMACY OF THE POPE GREGORY VII AND THE PAPACY (continued)
We certainly do. We have a calling to learn what the will of the Lord is in every phase of our life and in every circumstance of our life. Our calling is to do nothing that is contrary to the will of God. Never may our prayers breathe any other spirit than the one in Jesus’ prayer, “Not my will but Thy will be done.” Yet it may also be stated that we always do live as He wills.
We should ever keep in mind, for the proper understanding of this beautiful song of love in I Corinthians, that Paul is discussing the concept love from the viewpoint of its superior nature to all other spiritual gifts in the church. And, when he does so, he does not merely speak of the concept love in the abstract, but as love concretely reveals itself in the Church on earth by the operation of the spirits of Christ.
* Commencement address delivered on the evening of June 12, in the First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Augustinus, by Prof. Dr. A. Sizoo. Published by J.H. Kok, N.V., Kampen, the Netherlands. Price (in American money) $4.00, in Dutch money f 13.75.
Here follows the letter which those that caused a schism in our churches sent to the synod of the Christian Reformed Church. I am not sure that it is, in all respects, the same as the letter that was actually sent for in a caption above the letter I now have it is stated that it is the letter “as drafted by the committee.” I understand that the synod acted favorably upon this letter.