Vol 35 Issue 13

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News From Our Churches

All of the main streets in the South Holland-Oak Lawn area led, to our Oak Lawn church Tuesday evening, March 17. Rev. H. Hoeksema lectured that evening on, “The Virgin Birth, and the Natures of Christ” to a capacity crowd, including the delegates to Classis West, overflowing into an adjoining room.

Reply to Objectors of Article on Literary Cavalcade

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.

Classical Jurisdiction

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. 

The Canons of Dordrecht, Part Two: Exposition of the Canons, Fifth Head of Doctrine, Of the Perseverance of the Saints, Article 8 (continued)

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.

The Church and the Sacraments, Views During The Third Period (750-1517 A.D.), The Seven Sacraments, The Roman Catholic Doctrine of Transubstantiation (continued)

“It is another objection to this doctrine (the Roman Catholic doctrine of Transubstantiation —H.V.) that it logically leads, and in fact has led, to the greatest practical evils.

The Deception of Ai

A wonderful victory was accomplished at Jericho. Under God’s guidance, the walls of the city had fallen down. The people of that city, together with all their possessions, had been destroyed. Israel had seen the power of God whereby He would defend His people and give unto them the promised land of Canaan. 

Exposition of Matthew 24 and 25, XV. b.

In contemplating with believing hearts the “Final Judgment Scene” as here portrayed in Matthew 25:31-46 it should be borne in mind that the history of the world is the history of the church! 

Isaac, The Pilgrim

“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;” 

Saved By The Resurrection

“The like figure whereunto even baptism cloth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”  I Peter 3:21