“And whatever may be agreed upon by a majority vote shall be considered settled and binding . . . .” The Dutch has: “en’t gene door de meeste stemmen goedgevonden is, zal vast en bondig gehouden worden.”
Article 5. Who teach: That the, corrupt and natural man can so well use the common grace (by which they understand the light of nature), or the gifts still left him after the fall, that he Can gradually gain by their good use a greater, viz., the evangelical or saving grace and salvation itself. And that in this way God on his part shows himself ready to reveal Christ unto all men, since he applies to all sufficiently and efficiently the means necessary to conversion. For the experience of all ages and the Scriptures do both testify that this is...
It has been surmised that Frederick was not a Christian. Gregory charged him, specifically with blasphemy. But Freaderick as specifically disavowed the charge of making Christ; an impostor, and swore fealty to the orthodox faith. If he actually threw off the statement- of the three impostors as charged, it must be regarded as the intemperate expression of a mood. The statement was floating about in the air. It is traced to Simon Tornacensis, a professor of theology in Paris, who died in 1201, as well as to Frederick.
In the land in which we live we are promised the four freedoms: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. We do well, however, to bear in mind that man cannot keep such promises. It is also obvious to all who give the matter anything but the most superficial thought that none of these promises of man are kept.
Paul began this chapter by pointing out to the Corinthians the honorableness of one who does not enter into the marriage state. We noticed that he does not present celibacy as a higher and more holy form of life than the state of marriage. Marriage is a calling for some who have not the “gift” of continency! Hence widows and widowers do “well” when they do not remarry. However, it is better to marry than to burn. In such cases, for the weakness of the flesh’s sake, it is better for them to make use of the remedy of God.
Smite the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; and I will turn my hand upon the little ones. 8. And it will be in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein will be cut off, will die; but the third will be left therein. 9. And I will bring the third part into the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; and he will call upon my name and I will answer him; I will say, He is my people. And he will say, Jehovah is my God.
Reunion? Only In The Right Way From a friend and brother I received a copy of a pamphlet entitled “Upon This Rock.” It is a copy of a pageant which was enacted on the occasion of the centennial celebration of the Christian Reformed Church. It contains in pageant form a brief history of that church from its beginning till the present time. Naturally, I was mostly interested in what it would relate of the history of 1924. I found this on pp. 16, 17, and we will quote here: “Narrator: Not all our conflicts were resolved