The Adams St. School Spring Concert, sponsored by the ninth grade, was given April 27 at First Church. The program featured the school choir under the direction of Miss Hulda Kuiper, accompanied by Miss Lois Schipper at the piano. The audience was welcomed by a very young duo, Debra DVries and James Kuiper. Between groupings the choir was assisted by a brass quintette which rendered two numbers, and by an acrostic presented by children, from grades 3 to 6, and by an organ solo, Handel’s Largo, by Don Moelker.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MIRACLES The miracles of Scripture and faith in them are always of essential importance for the believer. This is because the central miracle of all time is the incarnation of Jesus Christ. All the other miracles from the original creation of the heaven and earth, through the many miracles recorded in Scripture, on to the miracle of regeneration—the regeneration of the elect and of the whole creation, the new heavens and the new earth, are so many manifestations of the power of grace in the incarnation of our Lord.
Following is a copy of the Final Decree (a consent decree) resolving the issues of the Bill of Complaint that was brought against our South Holland Protestant Reformed Church by the schismatic group in South Holland as instigated by the Rev. B. Kok, their erstwhile moderator and pastor. STATE OF ILLINOIS ) ) SS COUNTY OF COOK ) IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS PROTESTANT REFORMED ) CHURCH OF SOUTH HOLLAND, ) A RELIGIOUS CORPORATION, )
In our last article we stated that Article 60 of the Church Order requires the recording of four things in connection with baptism. These are: (1) the name of the one baptized, (2) the names of the parents, (3) the birth date of the one baptized and, (4) the date of baptism. We also gave the reasons, according to Rev. G.M. Ophoff, that the recording of this data is important. To these reasons we will now add a few others.
God’s oneness is that perfection of God whereby He is distinguished from all other being(s), so that no one and nothing is to be compared with Him. God does not belong to a certain class of beings, of which He is one among many. He is not God in competition with many others who also claim to be gods or who are acknowledged as gods. He is not even to be acknowledged as the god who is supreme among all gods. Scripture, and the Christian faith in obedience thereto, is absolutely intolerant. God is God, and there is none beside...
That salvation is by grace alone, through faith, is the great theme of the gospel of the glory of the blessed God in Christ Jesus. It is God’s honor and glory, which He gives to none other, to save the sinner. For God commendeth his love in this that Christ died for us, in due time, when we were yet sinners; it is for the godless, the weak, the enemy that Christ died. Oh, to be sure, Christ died for the elect, and only for the elect! But even so it was for sinners that he died. For the elect are...
But this is not the end. For “when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, the beloved city; and fire came down from God out of heaven and destroyed them.