December 20, 1959 Rev. G. Lubbers, our Missionary, declined the call extended him by the church in Edgerton, Minn. Rev. R. Veldman has received a call from Grand Haven. Rev. G. Vanden Berg has declined the call from Hull.
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“The only Theology the Bible Knows.” Under the above title the Rev. H. J. Kuiper presents a well-written article in the December, 1959, Torch and Trumpet Rev. Kuiper is reflecting on another article appearing in this same issue of Torch and Trumpetwritten by Dr. J. I. Packer, an English Calvinist. The latter asserts that the only theology the Bible knows is the Reformed Faith. Kuiper not only agrees, but magnifies this concept in his Timely Topics.
When we speak of the school, we mean the existing Christian Schools, or more specifically, our own, Prot. Ref. Schools. And when we speak of the church we have in mind the local congregations with their consistories, as their families are represented in the school. We could express it this way, what is the relation between the church as institute and the Christian School at any given place? This problem is more complex and more important today than would appear on the surface.
We have just recently celebrated Christmas day. In it we commemorated the birth of births. It was the birth of the Son of God from the virgin Mary. Of him we confess, believing the testimony of God concerning His Son, “this is the true God and eternal life,” I John 5:20b. He is Emmanuel, God-with-us! And nothing really has any meaning for us in the Scriptures that does not directly or indirectly preach this Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen: and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver; and they brought Joseph into Egypt. GENESIS 37:28