All Articles For Vol 35 Issue 13 4/1/1959

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In the March 15th issue of The Standard Bearer two article. Contributions appeared which were directed against the undersigned and reflected on the article we wrote, which appeared in the March 1st issue under the heading “Literary Cavalcade—The Green Pastures.” We trust that the following reply will satisfactorily answer both of them. Both of my opponents charge me with serious faults.

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The question of the nature and extent of the jurisdiction of a Classis over a Consistory is of fundamental importance!  The exercise of this jurisdiction, either properly or improperly, has an important effect upon the ecclesiastical life of the churches and certainly has affected the history of our Protestant Reformed Churches from the very time of their origin until, the present day. 

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Thus far we have called attention to the negative aspects of this article, namely, the truth that the perseverance of the saints is as far as the saints themselves are concerned absolutely impossible and that this perseverance is not in consequence of the saints’ own merits and powers. And we have found that this must be taken in the most stringent sense of the word.

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“And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimeleck, king of the Philistines unto Gerar.  “And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:  “Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee;” 

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