All Articles For Vol 37 Issue 20 9/1/1961

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The pre-convention Hymn-Sing was held in Hudsonville Church, Sunday evening, August 13. Chas. Westra, of Southeast church conducted the “sing,” with Jim Jonker, of First church, at the organ and Mrs. B. Lubbers, of Hudsonville, at the piano. Special numbers were: a medley of hymns arranged for the piano, by Mrs. B. Lubbers, and a tenor solo, by Gerald Kuiper, of Hope church, accompanied by Miss Bonnie Bylsma, of First church. Lammert Lubbers, of the Beacons Lightsstaff, gave a good description of the plans for traveling to and from Loveland so the delegates and the parents might learn those plans first...

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BLUE LAWS There are forty-nine states in the union—all but Alaska—who have on their statute books what have been called “Blue laws.” These laws prohibit certain public activities on Sunday on the part of the citizenry. Recently these laws came before the United States Supreme Court being challenged as to their constitutionality. There were those who maintained that the laws violated the First Amendment to the Constitution—the amendment which forbids laws respecting the establishment of any one particular religion by the state. The “blue laws” of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts were being challenged. In Maryland the particular question was whether...

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“Every church shall administer the Lord’s Supper in such a manner as it shall judge most conducive to edification; provided, however, that the outward ceremonies as prescribed in God’s Word be not changed and all superstition be avoided, and that at the conclusion of the sermon and the usual prayers, the form for the administration of the Lord’s Supper, together with the prayer for that purpose, shall be read.” —Article 62, D.K.O. Within the jurisdiction of every consistory is the task of administering the Lord’s Supper in such manner that is most edifying to the congregation. It is not left...

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4. God is Immutable. The eternal, incomprehensible, invisible God is the Unchangeable One. This immutability of God is already implied especially in the attributes of God’s simplicity and eternity, but it may be singled out, on the basis of Scripture, as one of the divine perfections. Even as God is perfectly one in all His perfections, and as He is God from eternity to eternity, so He is perfectly and eternally the same, not subject to change. Abundantly the Scriptures reveal this truth. Our God isJehovah. And every time the Scriptures employ this name of God they reveal that He...

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We were quoting in our preceding article from the book of “Radio Replies” by the Rev. Dr. Leslie Rumble in which Dr. Rumble sets forth the Roman Catholic position on “Tradition.” We will now continue with these quotations. 519. It seems to me that Catholics are guided by their Church, and not by the Bible. And the answer of Dr. Rumble to this observation is as follows: “You cannot separate the two like that. It is true that Catholics are guided by what their Church teaches. It would not be true to say or imagine that they are not guided...

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The son of a prophet in due time may himself be a prophet. The son of a king, provided he is the oldest son, may look forward to having his father’s throne. But the son of a priest knows without having any doubt to becloud the issue that he will also be priest. In fact every son born in the tribe of Levi knew that his whole life was dedicated to service of God in the tabernacle or temple. H e had no problem to decide what his vocation would be. He had no choice in the matter. His work...

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In the former article we took notice of the implication of the concept “all men” here in the writings of Paul. We might ascertain that the term “all men” is by no means the same as “every man,” every man without exception, nor is it equivalent of “every man who in the dispensation of God comes under the preaching of the gospel.” It is quite evident, we saw, that the term “all men” refers to all kinds of men, to every kind of men in the station and place in life; it makes no difference whether they be male or female, lord...

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And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath given you to eat. Exodus 16:13, 14 Marah laid the pattern for the life of the nation of Israel that would obtain throughout the wilderness journey. There the people first began to murmur...

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CHAPTER XXII God the Alpha and Omega Revelation 21:5-8 5. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and...

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There is a little periodical published by the schismatics (I care not to mention its name) which made its appearance a few years ago with the bold, but patently false, claim of guarding truth and justice. When I think of that paper in connection with that claim I am invariably reminded of the words of Isaiah 59:14: “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” This is emphatically true of an editorial in the issue of that periodical of July 25, 1961, entitled “A First and Final...

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