All Articles For Vol 37 Issue 21 9/15/1961

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The annual Family Visitation has begun in many of our churches. May we ail experience the answer to our prayer as expressed in Hope’s bulletin, “May God grant his blessing upon this work this year that our congregation may be strengthened.” Hope, Adams St., and Edgerton schools re-opened their doors, and Oak Lawn-South Holland opened its doors for the first time Sept. 5. What a privilege we have that we may instruct our children in harmony with that which they receive in our homes and churches! We hereby quote (again from Hope’s bulletin), “As the new year begins, and throughout...

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NOT ALL ECUMENICALLY MINDED In this age in which ecumenicism seems to be the controlling desire of most church bodies it is rather startling to come upon news in which denominations sever relationships which have bound them together for many years. Yet this has recently been the case among a part of the Lutheran Church in America. There is in this country what is called the Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America composed of four different Lutheran bodies. These churches were united in much the same way as “Sister Churches” are united in Reformed circles. They held joint worship services...

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The same reference to the attribute of God’s omnipotence is found in the New Testament in the divine name. In II Corinthians 6:18 it is combined with the name Lord, as follows: “And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” And in I Timothy 6:15 God is called “the only Potentate.” Secondly, we may ask: what is the testimony of Scripture as to the meaning of this divine perfection? And then we may observe, in the first place, that Scripture currently speaks of God’s omnipotence in concrete terms and in connection with the concrete...

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In our preceding articles we almost concluded our quotations 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 quote the two remaining articles which we wish to quote. 527. Do you imagine that the Catholic Church only has arrived at a true understanding of the Gospels? That is not a correct presentation of the Catholic position. There is no question of the Catholic Church “arriving at” a true understanding of the Gospels. Before a line of them was written, Christ had established...

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Not Aaron but Adam was God’s first priest here upon this earth. His temple had no thick veil between Holy of Holies and Holy Place. His temple had no walls nor even an altar of burnt offering or of incense. No blood was shed in that temple; and no sin was confessed. Because as yet no sin was committed, there was no sin confessed. And there was no need or call for an altar for bloody sacrifices. Or let us speak more accurately, there was no sacrifice. As we pointed out last time, the word sacrifice means a slaughter, and...

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Twice we have now called attention to the exhortation of Paul given to Timothy here in the text in I Tim. 2:1-7. In the first installment we called attention to the meaning and implication of the term “all men” as this is modified in the phrase “for kings and for all who are in authority.” It was and is our settled conviction that the meaning of “all men” as here employed by the Holy Ghost through Paul must not be distilled into “every man” in the sense in which the Arminians speak of this, to wit, “that Jesus Christ, the Savior...

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Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers . . . did drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. I Corinthians 10:1, 4 Daily Israel arose from its sleep to gaze upon the bread from heaven which in the morning light covered the floor of the desert. It was a beautiful sight, glistening all white under the rising sun. They gathered of it until they had plenty to eat. They ate of it until they were satisfied. The taste of...

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In detail Scripture tells us very little about the rest. We may ask: how shall this new state be? We know a few things of that new and perfect state which shall be characterized by God’s dwelling with men. Certainly, we know that sin and suffering shall be no more. All will be holy and righteous and filled with the glory and knowledge of God. We also know the temporal and all that is connected with it: and that temporal shall be no more. All that is of the present time shall be changed. But for the rest, our experience...

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In the September 1 issue of the Christian ReformedBanner, Editor Vander Ploeg makes bold to apply the beautiful words of Psalm 133 to the union between the schismatic De Wolf group and the Christian Reformed Church. He states concerning it: “. . . and, we do not doubt, it is pleasing also to our Lord in heaven.” And then he goes on to tell his readers that in this connection there come to mind the familiar words ofPsalm 133: “How good and pleasant is the sight When brethren make it their delight To dwell in blest accord.” He then adduces some supposed...

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“But Zion saith, The Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me, Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My hands; thy walls are continually before Me.” Isaiah 49:14-16 Zion was wrapped in darkness in the prophetic vision of Isaiah. And small wonder it was. She had more than deserved to be wrapped in this mantle of darkness. Scan the context, and shudder. The measure of iniquity...

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