Vol 37 Issue 06

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News From Our Churches

The consistory of Grand Haven has presented a trio from which the congregation will choose a minister-elect. The trio consists of the Revs. G. Lubbers, M. Schipper and G. VanBaren.  Hudsonville has for years held its second service in the evening instead of afternoon during the summer months. Recently the congregation decided to maintain that summer schedule throughout the entire year. This decision was precipitated by the pastor’s doctor who decreed that Rev. Vos should space his preaching to that extent.


A New Project  It is not often that you receive news from our Protestant Reformed Theological School. Nor is it often that our people receive an opportunity to have an active part in the work of our seminary. Hence, the appearance of this little article is in itself a newsworthy event, and merits your careful attention. 

The Censure of Books, Article 55, D.K.O.

“With each text the truth must be proclaimed in its purity, errors must be refuted, heresies must bewarned against, and there must be an admonition to loyalty.” —Joh. Jansen 

Should Our Adolescents Be Encouraged to Partake of The Lord’s Supper (2)

At the conclusion of our previous article we stated that our answer to the first question, namely, “Should covenant youth of 12 to 15 years old be encouraged to partake of the Lord’s Supper before they make confession of faith?” was a decisive No. The reasons for this negative answer we now state.  1) This plan would be contrary to all Reformed precedent and contrary to the historic position of the church ever since apostolic times. 

The Church and the Sacraments, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, Formal Principle (continued)

In our preceding article we called attention to the many objections against the theory of False Mysticism. We noted that this Mysticism has no support in the Scripture. We also called attention to the fact that it is contrary to what we read in the Scriptures. And, in the third place, we noted that it is contrary to fact and experience. We will now continue with the listing of these objections. 

Exposition of I John 2:18-21 (d)

This essay will be the last that we write on this section from the pen of the apostle John. 

Children of Our Age (2)

Last time we began to point out to you how much indeed we are the children of our age. 

Moses in Midian

Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian. Exodus 3:1

The Book of Revelation, Part Two, Chapter 16, The Mystery of the Beast

How then shall the final formation of the beast come to its realization? In order to understand this, we must, in the first place, understand the expression that there shall still be a seventh powerful kingdom which has not yet been. For a time it was thought by some—and personally, we have been inclined to think—that Germany might become that seventh head. But evidently that is not the way in which God has it. Germany’s aim was extension of her own power and the Germanizing of the world; and that was not the purpose of the Almighty.

About Being Protestant Reformed (1)

Recently my attention was called to an article in theMissionary Monthly of Nov. 1960 written by Dr. Jerome De Jong. And since in that article he also mentions the Protestant Reformed Churches I must needs reflect a moment on it.  By the way, I used to receive the above mentioned magazine regularly. In fact I thought it was an exchange paper with The Standard Bearer. But for a long time now I received no more. Perhaps, Dr. De Jong will put forth efforts that the exchange is renewed.