Loveland has extended a call to Rev. H. Kuiper of Redlands to be their pastor. May the Lord of His Church give Loveland the man of His choice in His time. In most of our churches the nominations for office bearers have been announced. Let us realize our calling to function in the Office of Believers in the church by casting our ballots when called upon to give our approbation to these nominations.
July, 1953 Questioner: Rev. H.C. Hoeksema Answers by: Rev. H. Hoeksema (Continued) Question: The third question is this: If you are convinced that you and your consistory are the legal consistory of the First Church, why all this hasty propaganda action?
In the latest “Acts of the Eureka Classis” of 1958, 48th Annual Session, we read the following paragraph, “The Hope Church of Isabel, having received substantial financial aid from Classis in the past, which could no more be granted, informed. Classis that it resolved to withdraw from membership in Classis.”
Christianity Today, a rather young but popular religious periodical, has sent a questionnaire to 25 distinguished leaders, most of them theologians, the purpose of which was to determine their reaction to the latest attempt of science to hit the moon. In the October 13th issue of this paper the report of their findings is given. Our readers may find it interesting to know what these men have to say about this subject. We give you herewith their remarks:
In our last article we made mention of the report of the committee of pre-advice, submitted to the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in 1926, and dealing with the matter of Classical jurisdiction or authority (Art. 36). This report was the fruit of the committee’s labor over a double report by a study committee that could not arrive at agreement in its conclusions. It was finally in consequence of the report of the committee of pre-advice that the Synod acted, upholding Classis Grand Rapids West in its action of deposing the Consistories of Kalamazoo and Hope.
The fathers mention in this article three causes for the inability of the converted Christian to persevere in that grace of conversion, namely: the remains of indwelling sin, the attacks of the world, and the attacks of Satan. As to the first, we can be brief. The preceding articles of this chapter have already dealt with this subject of the old nature of the Christian, We need not repeat what is stated in those articles. But the fathers here mention two other factors. And concerning these we must offer a few words of explanation.
JOHN WYCLIFFE Whatever has thus far been written on the rise and decline of the papacy clearly reveals the importance of the position of the pope of Rome and his decline in power. Before we proceed with the doctrine of the sacraments and of transubstantiation in particular during this period, we wish to make a few remarks about the reformers before the Reformation.
The text here reads as follows: “Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh; even so ye also, when ye see all these things, know that he is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son,...
“Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” Genesis 22:2
1. And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.