A friend if mine handed me the Ref. Guardian of April 10 in which the consistory of Pella had an overture to their Classis to overture. Synod to seek contact with the churches who left them. When I read this I was shocked.
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To Rev. Woudenberg and myself were assigned articles on “Revelation Through Visions” and “Revelation Through Dreams.” We decided, however, that in order for our articles not to overlap, it would be better if one of us would write on the general idea of revelation, while the other would write on the subject of dreams and visions as means of revelation. This is the explanation for the title of this article.
This is the question that for some time has confronted the Christian Reformed Church and Concerning which much has been written pro and con by some of the leaders of that denomination. It is a question also that must be settled by the coming synod of that denomination.
The humiliation of Boniface (a certain writer relates that Boniface fell into a rage and, after gnawing his staff and striking his head against the wall, hanged himself) was the long-delayed penalty of the sacerdotal pride of his predecessors and himself. He suffered in part for the hierarchical arrogance of which he was the heir and in part for his own. presumption.
Freedom is liberty. Webster says, “Freedom and liberty are often interchanged. But freedom oftener implies absence of restraint or repression; liberty commonly suggests previous restraint; as, the freedom of the press; to set a slave at liberty.”
Jerusalem and Judah Holy unto Jehovah, 20, 21 20. In that day there shall be on the bells of the horses, Holiness unto the Lord; and the pots in the Lord’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. 21. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of Hosts; and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein. And in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the home of the Lord of Hosts.
Now we can only faintly feel what it means that we are still in the power of sin and death; then we shall clearly understand how deeply we had fallen and from what depth of misery we are saved. Still more. In this present life the saints of God were in tribulation. The enemy,—Satan, sin, the power of the antichrist,—left them no rest. Some of this numberless throng have been in the hottest of the battle. They were poor and despised. They were persecuted and subjected to the most awful suffering. They were bearers of the cross. But now they...
It is alleged sometimes that the article of the Canons to which we last referred, i.e. II, A, 5, contradicts the first article of the Declaration of Principles. The latter emphasizes that the promise of God is not a conditional offer to all, but an oath of God that He will infallibly lead all the elect unto salvation and eternal glory through faith. But Art. 5 of the second chapter of the Canons teaches that the promise of the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations and persons without distinction.