Notes from the Baptist Examiner. A brother, colleague in the ministry, sent me several samples of the publication called The Baptist Examiner, a paper published in Kentucky and edited by Bob L. Ross and John R. Gilpin. Our sincere thanks for this kindness.
In concluding our answer to the writings of Rev. M. MacKay, we desire to briefly comment upon his last article, appearing in the September, 1957 issue of theContender, and in which he attempts to show that those who maintain the principle of separation between church and state are guilty of denying the Sovereignty of God! This is a very serious charge!
Before proceeding with our exposition of this article, we want to call attention to the fact that this, accusation, that Reformed doctrine makes of man a stock and block, has come to be used as a sort of bogey-man and that too, rather successfully in some cases. For some reason, possibly because of a faulty understanding of this accusation and of the truth over against it, there are those who are rather easily frightened out of their Reformed position by this charge.
In Germany, Innocent became the umpire of the imperial election. The electors were divided between two aspirants to, the throne, Philip of Swabia, the brother of Henry VI, who was Crowned at Mainz, and Otto, the son of Henry the Lion, who was crowned at Aachen by Adolf, archbishop of Cologne. Otto was the nephew of Richard Coeur de Lion and John of England, who supported his claims with their gold and diplomacy. Both parties made their appeal to Rome, and it is not a matter of surprise that Innocent’s sympathies were with the Guelf, Otto, rather than with the...
In this section of the 14th Chapter of Corinthians Paul rebukes a few women in the congregation, who did not, evidently, understand their God-ordained place in relationship to the male members in the church. Fact is, that they were those who did not understand this place in the church because they did not know these first principles in the home, in the marital relationship of husband and wife!
1. Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. 2. Howl, fir tree, for the cedar has fallen, for the lofty are laid waste; howl ye oaks of Bashan, for the high forest has gone down. 3. There is a sound of the howling of the shepherds! For their glory is laid waste; a sound of the roaring of young lions! For the pride of Jordan is laid waste.
Nor is it difficult to see that the same general truth is applicable to the influence of the last three horses. Also these have a two-fold effect according as they meet with different objects. What is evil to the world is by no means evil to the children of God. The same adversity causes the one to rise in rebellion and curse God, the other to humble himself and be patient. The same affliction hardens the one, and brings the other to repentance and sanctifies him. The same tribulation that brings despair to the one causes the other to glorify...
As to the Bible-Text On this I received the following question: Dear Rev. Hoeksema: I would like to have your judgment on the different versions of the Bible. Which one do you prefer, what is the difference, and why do you prefer either one or all, please? David J. Broek, Steen, Minn. Answer: