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Rev. VandenBerg has declined the call to Redlands, and the new trio includes Revs. R. Harbach, G. VanBaren and H. Veldman. Did you knowe that, Randolph has a Prot. Ref. Chr. School Society. Randolph’s church services for March 15 were not conducted because of the severe blizzard that raged through Wisconsin. And, the classical delegates from Randolph were also prevented from attending Classis West that e week due to the weather and its hazardous driving.
The church is the Christian Reformed Church of America. The editor is the Reverend H.J. Kuiper. And the medium through which he voices his alarm is the April edition of Torch and Trumpet. In the department,Timely Topics, the Rev. H.J. Kuiper writes under the title, What Is Happening to the Christian Reformed Church? In our opinion this is a courageous, forthright attempt to bring to the attention, especially of the members of his church, what he conceives to be dangerous tendencies which have far-reaching implications. What makes his lament the more pathetic is the fact that the writer is now aware...
We made a statement last time to the effect that the Classis in 1924 assumed jurisdiction over the Synod by going beyond the decision of the Synod in attempting to bind upon the consistory and its pastor what Synod had not intended and had even refused to do. If this is true, it is evident that Classis violated the rule of Article 36 of the Church Order, dealing with the matter of proper jurisdiction of ecclesiastical bodies. This, therefore, we must now further determine.
Article 9. Of this preservation of the elect to salvation, and of their perseverance in the faith, true believers for themselves may and do obtain assurance according to the measure of their faith, whereby they arrive at the certain persuasion, that they ever will continue true and living members of the church; and that they experience the forgiveness of sins, and will at last inherit eternal life.
In our preceding article we called attention to the Roman Catholic doctrine of Transubstantiation by quoting from the Council of Trent, and we quoted from that council as it positively set forth that doctrine. Now we will quote the Canons of that council, those articles in which they set forth the errors of those who oppose this doctrine. These articles in which these heresies are set forth are called canons.
“I’m sorry.” There is nothing difficult about saying that. The smallest child who has learned to express his thoughts and make known his desires by the use of words can form his lips to say, “I’m sorry.” At first it may sound more like “I’m sorry” than “I’m sorry”; and yet it does not take too long before he can say it as you and I do.
We have just one more article to write on the series ofMatthew 24 and Matthew 25. That will need to wait, D.V., till a later issue of The Standard Bearer. This time we would write a little exposition on I Corinthians 15:50-57.
“And it came to pass, that when Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, so that he could not see, he called Esau his eldest son, and said unto him, My son: and, he said unto him, Behold, here am I. And he said, Behold now, I am old, I know not the day of my death: Now therefore, take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
The Measuring of the Temple
Evolution, Long Periods, or Days In our articles on the above named subject we have emphasized repeatedly that we cannot take so-called science for our guide and for the source of our information, but only the Holy Scriptures, which are, we firmly believe, the infallible Word of God.