Creston called Rev. G. Vanden Berg of Oak Lawn, Illinois from a trio which included the Revs. A. Mulder and H. Hanko. Rev. H. Hanko declined the call extended to him by our Grand Haven church.
While reading the local newspaper down here in the Southwest, the undersigned read an article which he felt would no doubt be good material for The Standard Bearer. With this in mind this article was written and mailed along with the newspaper clipping to the editor. It concerns a Mrs. Bodil Koch, director of ecclesiastical affairs for the Danish Government. This article points out with praise the typical trend of the times to give women an equal place with men in all spheres of life, even the ministry.
Meeting of a Classis West The Classis West of the churches that left us in 1953 has recently met. In the latest issue of the Reformed Guardian there is a brief report of this Classis which report contains some interesting and important decisions. The meeting was held in Manhattan, Montana on the first Wednesday of September. Some of the decisions of this Classis are worth noting and commenting upon.
During the early years of the present century, the struggle continued unabated over the question, “Who has jurisdiction in the calling and sending of the missionary?” The debate revolved about the theory of“centralization” (synod and classes may exercise this right) versus the theory of “decentralization” (this right belongs only to consistories): Our readers will recall that the Mission Orders adopted in 1898 and 1902 both stood definitely on the basis of centralization but that against that position various protests were registered so that the matter was constantly broug
The reason why the man who will not help elect a Roman Catholic president for these United States of America should not be called a bigot is that the Roman Catholic Church, to which this president would be obliged to be loyal, denies all the rest of the faiths and religions in our land their freedom. This must not be overlooked.
There is a fundamental and principal difference between the church and the world. The whole world lies in darkness; she lies in the Evil one. But the church is a different people. They are the children of God; the “little children”!
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. Genesis 15:13, 14
1. And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2. With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.