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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.
“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
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.
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.
This essay will be the last that we write on this section from the pen of the apostle John.
Last time we began to point out to you how much indeed we are the children of our age.
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian. Exodus 3:1
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.