Our Missionary now conducts Sunday morning services at Tripp, South Dakota. The service is at 10:30, following a 9:30 Sunday School session for all ages. Rev. Lubbers also conducts mid-week services there on Wednesday evenings, continuing his series of sermons on the Heidelberg Catechism. The Missionary has also announced two Thursday evening services to be held in Scotland, South Dakota, on May 11 and 18, with the first two questions and answers of the Catechism as sermon material.
Report of Eastern Ladies’ League On the evening of April 20, 1961, the spring meeting of the Ladies’ League of Protestant Reformed Churches was held at Southeast Protestant Reformed Church. The meeting began with the singing of our theme song, Psalter No. 374, and Holland Psalm 25. Our League president, Mrs.
DOUBLE STANDARD OF MORALS In a recent article in a Catholic Action Weekly entitledOur Sunday Visitor, an editor by the name of Father Ginder speaks of the double standard of morals and truth in our modern world. He points out the fact that in effect our country has accepted a double standard of truth and of morals by which they measure our own deeds and the deeds of our enemies. He points out that what we condemn in our enemies we approve among ourselves. Or what we condemn in one man we approve in another.
“No one shall be admitted to the Lord’s Supper except those who according to the wage of the church with which they unite themselves have made a confession of the Reformed religion, besides being reputed to be of a godly walk, without which those who come from other churches shall not be admitted.” Article 61, D.R.O.
In the Beacon Lights magazine of November 1960 we defended the proposition that in preparing for the ministry, seminary should be attended before college. This was done on the basis of the presupposition that there is in the world really no Christian college; at least, not in the strict, Reformed sense of the term, and that therefore the instruction from such an institution lies primarily in inculcating certain facts, which in itself is insufficient, inasmuch as the facts of themselves do not declare the whole truth. Something in addition to the facts is needed.
We now come to Paul’s concluding exhortation in this section to Timothy. He will bind this exhortation to command “some” not to teach a different doctrine upon the heart of son, Timothy. There is extreme urgency in this word of the Apostle. Let us listen to it.
“And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt . . . And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said. Also take your flocks and...
For blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments! And let us be of good cheer! For our King is given us of Israel’s God. He has all power in heaven and on earth. He has a Name above all names. The victory, therefore, is His, and ours through Him. “In the world ye shall have tribulation. But be of good cheer: I have overcome the world!”