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Vol 35 Issue 21

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Comforting Speech

“Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.” Isaiah 40:1, 2

News From Our Churches

Sept. 5, 1959  South Holland has called Rev. C. Hanko from a trio which included the Revs. Heys and Vanden Berg.  Edgerton has called Rev. H. Hanko and Holland has called Rev. B. Woudenberg.  Randolph has named a trio which consists of the Revs. C. Hanko, G. Lanting and G. Vanden Berg. 

All Around Us

Editor Speaks on Matters Related to Labor.  The editor of Christian Economics, July 7th issue, presents two short but pointed editorials on two popular subjects related to the field of labor. With most of what he writes we find agreement. Because the editorials are brief, we quote them in their entirety. The first article appears under the title: “The Right to Strike.”  “We uphold the right of a worker to strike but we do not believe he has the right to use force to prevent another from doing the work that he chooses not to do. 

The Church and the Sacraments, Views During The Third Period (750-1517 A.D.) The Seven Sacraments, Extreme Unction

Extreme Unction is one of Rome’s minor sacraments. It is only to be ad-ministered to adults who expect that death is at hand and ask for it. One often hears of the administration of this sacrament when accidents or catastrophes occur. It is at such times that priests are seen going in and out among the unfortunates, administering this last rite of the Roman Catholic Church. What is this Roman Catholic sacrament of Extreme Unction? 

The Fear That Removes Fear

It has been said that “Man has nothing to fear but fear itself.”  That is a nice piece of philosophy, but it is not the truth. And therefore no man’s fear is removed by such a nice sounding but utterly empty statement. 

Exposition of Romans 14, 15

In the section of Romans 15 beginning with verse 7 and ending with verse 13 Paul sums up the argument, giving the Theological-Christological reason why the saints in the New Testament church at Rome should receive each other; the weak in faith are to receive the strong in faith and the strong in faith are to receive those who are weak. 

Jacob’s Departure from Haran

“And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee . . .  Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels;  And he carried away all his cattle, and all his goods which he had gotten, the cattle of his getting, which he had gotten in Padanaram, for to go to Isaac his father in the land of Canaan.”  Genesis 31:3, 17, 18

1. About The Three Points 2. Evolution, Long Periods, or Days

About The Three Points  As to the answer of the committee of the Christian Reformed Church in regard to Point III, we can be brief. They simply state that the schismatics agree with them and they with the schismatics. The answer reads as follows:  “3, with respect to Point III:  “a. Both committees are agreed that the natural man performs ‘civic good.’ 

9/15/1959