January 5, 1960 Rev. G. Vanden Berg declined the call from Hull; Rev. R. Veldman declined the calls from Randolph and Grand Haven. Edgerton’s trio consists of the Revs. R. Harbach, R. Veldman and B. Woudenberg; Randolph’s trio includes the Revs. H. Hanko, M. Schipper and G. Vanden Berg. Seminarian J. Kortering, temporarily stationed in Hull, exchanged pulpits with Rev. G. Van Baren, of Doon, the afternoon of Jan. 3. Rev. Van Baren thereby was privileged to install the office bearers chosen to serve the congregation of Hull.
More Debate Respecting Infallibility From time to time we have reported in recent months on the debate in the Christian Reformed Church on the proposition respecting the infallibility of the Scriptures.
“Where in a church there are more ministers than one, also those not delegated according to the foregoing article shall have the right to attend classis with advisory vote.” â€•Article 42, D.K.O.
In our preceding article we quoted at length from The History of the Christian Church by Philip Schaff, setting forth the dreadful decree of the Romish Church, with all its accompanying horrors, which not only forbade the clergy, etc., to be married but also annulled the marriages in existence.
The improper use of freedom of speech, which is afforded us in this land of ours, places upon those who speak the truth the solemn obligation and calling to speak it boldly and repeatedly. When speech is multiplied to undermine the faith of God’s people, the efforts to counteract this spread of the lie must also be doubled and trebled. In His fear we may not be silent.
XII. (Romans 15:14-21) The last time we wrote on Romans 14, 15 was in the December 1st issue of The Standard Bearer. The attentive reader will have observed that we devoted two articles to the Gospel narratives dealing with the birth of Christ.
Here follows the decree of the Supreme Court of the State of Michigan in regard to the attempt the schismatics made to obtain the property of the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids. For the convenience of the general reader who is not acquainted with the legal terms used in this document, I will make a few introductory remarks: 1. I advise the reader to peruse this document carefully and to read it repeatedly.