August 20, 1960 Our congregation at Hull called Candidate J. Kortering from a trio which also included the Revs. G. Vos and G. Lubbers. Randolph’s trio consisted of the Revs. R.C. Harbach and M. Schipper and Cand. J. Kortering; the candidate receiving the call. The third call to come to the candidate was from Creston Church whose trio included the Revs. H. Hanko and A. Mulder. Rev. A. Mulder of Kalamazoo declined the call he had received from the church at Grand Haven.
Editor of The Standard Bearer Attn.: Rev. H. Hoeksema Dear brother in Christ, Will you please print these few lines in The Standard Bearer in regards to the article in the July 1, 1960, issue under Varia, “ Synod of Protestant Reformed Churches 1960,” by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema.
The synod of the De Wolf group, according to The Banner of July 29, 1960, sent a letter to the synod of the Christian Reformed Church in which it requested “to consider the Three Points of Common Grace as without any further binding force.” To this the synod of the Christian Reformed Church gave the following reply: “Esteemed Brethren:
Article 8. Who teach: That it is not absurd that one having lost his first regeneration, is again and even often born anew. For these deny by this doctrine the incorruptibleness of the seed of God, whereby we are born again. Contrary to the testimony of the Apostle Peter: “Having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,” I Peter 1:23.
The Doctrine Contradicted By Facts The fourth argument is that the Romish doctrine of the infallibility of the Church is contradicted by undeniable historical facts. It therefore cannot be true. The Church has often erred, and therefore it is not infallible.
There is still a matter which is of extreme importance for the believing church of God in this world which Paul must “make known” to the Corinthians. He is finished with his polemic against the skeptics who asked: with what kind of body do the dead rise and how will this take place.
And the time drew nigh that Israel must die. Genesis 47:29 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. Hebrews 11:21 “And the time drew nigh that Israel must die.”
Revelation 16:10-21 The fall of Babylon, the coming of the King on the white horse for battle, the loosening of Satan with a view to the nations—all these things will be reviewed before our vision once more before we get the vision of the New Jerusalem that is to come down out of heaven from God. But here we have nevertheless the picture of the end. For in the seven vials which the seven angels pour out the wrath of God is finished.