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The Canons of Dordrecht

PART TWO  EXPOSITION OF THE CANONS  FIFTH HEAD OF DOCTRINE  OF THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS REJECTION OF ERRORS  (The true doctrine having been explained, the Synod rejects the errors of those:)

News From Our Churches

February 5, 1960  Rev. H. Hanko declined the call from Randolph as did Rev. C. Hanko his call from the congregation of Hull. Edgerton is happy to announce that Rev. B. Woudenberg has heeded her call to come over and help her. Further plans have not as yet been made public. 

All Around Us

“Why Jews Remain Jews” The Christian Herald of February, 1960, presents an interesting article written by Dr. Stuart E. Rosenberg, Rabbi of Beth Tzedec Congregation, Toronto, Ontario, on the subject in quotation marks above.  Our impression is that the author mocks with every attempt on the part of Christianity to convert the Jew. Accordingly, the Orthodox Jew will parry every question the Christian missionary will fling at him with an answer well documented in his tradition. 

Ecclesiastical Censure

“At the close of the classical and other major assemblies, censure shall be exercised over those, who in the meeting have done something worthy of punishment, or who have scorned the admonition of the minor assemblies.”  ―ARTICLE 43, D.K.O.

The Church and the Sacraments


Punishment or Praise?

Last time we introduced the matter to which we would call your attention and presented three ways in which the question as to whether we ought to punish or praise, in order to obtain orderly and righteous deportment, is answered. We noted that to some all praise is out of the question because man can do nothing truly good, and because sin may never go unpunished.

From Holy Writ

Romans 15:30-33 (14) In this conclusion to the great letter, this masterfully inspired treatise of Paul, we have a very beautiful recapitulation of Paul’s purpose and longing to come and preach the Gospel also in Rome. We have taken note of the rule according to which Paul labored. He always labored where none had preached the Gospel before him. This occasioned that Paul could not up till this time come to Rome. He had been prevented many times. 

Joseph in Prison

And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison….  But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

The Book of Revelation

PART TWO  CHAPTER ELEVEN  The Beast out of the Earth Revelation 13:11-18 

As to Being Protestant Reformed

I cannot refrain from acquainting our readers with a protest that was sent by those that call themselves the consistory of the Orthodox Protestant Reformed Church. I publish this protest because its contents are quite Protestant Reformed as far as it goes. Perhaps, this is the reason for the postscript at the end of this document.