June 20, 1960 Rev. G. Van Baren, of Doon, has declined the call from our church in Randolph, Wisconsin. Candidate Jason Kortering will be eligible for a call one month after his appointment, and will have the usual six weeks to make a decision.
Christian Reformed Synod Faces Nigerian Question Again The reader may recall that about a year ago attention was called to the problem facing the Christian Reformed synod relative to a Theological College of Northern Nigeria. The synod at that time took a definite stand in respect to this problem.
Frequency of Meeting If the rule of Article 50 of the Church Order were observed, our Synod would meet every other year instead of every year as it does now. Joh. Jansen tells us that the Reformed Churches had originally desired an annual synod but due to disturbed civil conditions and intervention by the government this ideal could not be realized. This explains the provision of the Church Order stipulating that “the general synod shall ordinarily meet once every two years unless there be urgent need to shorten the time.”
Rome, therefore, contends that the Church, as an external and visible society, consisting of those who profess the Christian religion, united in communion of the same sacraments and subjection to lawful pastors, and especially to the Pope of Rome, is divinely appointed to be the infallible teacher of men in all things pertaining to faith and practice.
A sum of money deposited in the bank draws interest. Money invested in a Savings and Loan Association usually draws a bit more interest. And if you lend a sum of money, you will obtain even a greater amount of interest upon that sum. If you are the one who borrows the money, you will be the one who pays that greater interest.
We now come to the discussion of the particular elements taught by Paul in this passage concerning the manner of the resurrection from the dead. We have noticed in the former essay that Paul is answering the skeptic, and that he does this not on the basis of unbelief, but rather on the basis of faith in the revelation of God in Christ as well as the revelation of God in all of the works of His hands.
Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen. And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh . . .
1. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. 2. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.