Rev. H. Hanko has declined the call to the church from Edgerton. Rev. C. Hanko has declined the call from South Holland, but is still considering one from Randolph. Edgerton has made the following trio: Revs. J. A. Heys, G. VanBaren and G. Vanden Berg. New Addresses: Prof. H. C. Hoeksema, 1218 Griggs St., S. E., Grand Rapids 7, Mich. Rev. H. Veldman, 817 Webster, Redlands, Calif.
In The Standard Bearer, Sept. 1, under the heading, “News from our Churches” the statement is made referring to Rev. J. M. MC Collam’s resignation as pastor of the Prot. Ref. Church (cf. II Peter 2:22). There we read, “It has happened unto them according to the true proverb, the dog turning to his vomit again, and the sow that has been washed to the wallowing in the mire.” And that under the caption, “All the saints salute thee.” Is this work of the saints?
From a friend and brother we received a pamphlet entitled: The National Council of Churches —A Menace To Church And State, for which we are deeply grateful. We have read much in recent years concerning this organization of a deprecating nature, but never anything so succinct, enlightening and thought-provoking as the pamphlet above mentioned. If our readers would desire a copy, they may address their request, including 20¢; to: The Southern Presbyterian Journal, Weaverville, N.C.
“Places where as yet no consistory can be constituted: shall be placed under the care of a neighboring consistory.” —Article 39, D.K.O. To this article the following decision of Synod is appended in our Church Order:
In the third place, we may notice once again that the Arminian employs the “big lie” technique in his attempt to discredit the truth. As is very plain from the language of the fathers in this article, this charge of the Arminians is nothing short of preposterous. Nothing could be farther from the truth than this allegation which they bring against the doctrine of the certainty of perseverance. And it seems that they almost felt that if they made their lie big enough and cunning enough, they might be able to overthrow the truth in the minds of some.
On October 31 we shall again celebrate Reformation Day. This remains an important date in the annals of the church, just because our thoughts revert back to that memorable night of October 31, 1517, when Dr. Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses on the doors of the church at Wittenberg. That particular event still stands out in the minds of all Protestant Christendom as the dawn of the Reformation and the beginning of our deliverance from the yoke of Roman Catholic hierarchy. That is what makes this date so important to US.
Today man’s chiefest fear is war. Basically his fear is always fear of death. That is why he fears war today. That is why he fears cancer and a heart attack. That is why he fears the lightning, the earthquake and the tornado. That is why he fears that which is high and that which is low. That is why he fears that which is hot and that which is cold. He fears death.
And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom . . . . And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed.
Now if we ask the question, “What is the identity of this woman and the identity of this dragon, and what are the things signified by these signs?” it is perhaps advisable to start with the dragon. In the first place, it may be said that from his very appearance we already infer that he signifies some tremendous and evil power. In the second place, to approach his identity more definitely, we recall that already in paradise we have met with a serpent, and that there the serpent was none other than the devil in person.