All Articles For Vol 38 Issue 03 11/1/1961

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Rev. A. Mulder, of Kalamazoo, has received a call from the churches, Isabel and Forbes, in the Dakotas. Randolph has placed the following on trio: The Revs. A. Mulder, R. Veldman and G. Vanden Berg. Rev. G. Vanden Berg, pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Oak Lawn, Ill., will be the guest speaker on the Reformed Witness Hour in November. His messages are entitled, “Jerusalem’s Children ,Gathered,” “Keeping the Sabbath,” followed by a Thanksgiving Day message, “The Joy of Thanksgiving” Choice of Faith.” and concluding the series with, “Moses’ Address your requests for printed copies to The Reformed Witness...

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There are between thirty and forty men who can claim our Protestant Reformed Seminary as their Alma Mater. I sat down recently and wrote out their names on paper and made the count. It was with mingled feelings of sadness and joy that I wrote down all these names. However, the feeling of joy, hope and triumph prevailed in my soul. I also have the gladness of heart to count myself numbered amongst those who are faithful sons of our Alma Mater. The term Alma Mater is a Latin name for a school. Now I do not believe that every school is really a...

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“Funeral sermons or funeral services shall not be introduced.” —Article 6.5, D.K.O. At one of the first synods of the Reformed Churches it was ruled that funeral sermons should be discontinued as soon as possible, and that localities which had not yet introduced them should not do so, in order to avoid the danger of superstition. Four years later, in 1578, this ruling was reaffirmed and in 1905 it became part of the established Church Order in the form that it appears above. In 1914, when the Church Order underwent a rather extensive revision, this article remained unchanged. The Christian...

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We were busy in our preceding article with the Roman Catholic view of the Church as set forth in the decrees of the Vatican Council of 1870. It is worthy of note that this Council, setting forth the Romish view of the Church, lays all emphasis upon the pope. It is evident that Rome simply identifies the Church with pope. We will now continue with chapters III and IV of this Vatican Council. CHAPTER III On the Power and Nature of the Primacy of the Roman Pontiff Wherefore, resting on plain testimonies of the Sacred Writings, and adhering to the...

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In I Timothy 2:11-15, Paul proceeds to give authoritative instruction in the name of Christ, according to the Scriptures, as to how women are to conduct themselves in the church after the fashion becoming women professing godliness. That we may have the text clearly before our mind we shall here quote it. It follows: “But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness. For Adam was first formed, then Eve; and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled hath fallen into transgression: but she shall be saved through...

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Report of Classis East held Oct. 4, 3961, at Southwest Church in Grand Rapids: Rev. G. Vos presided over the opening devotions, and declared the classis properly constituted after the credentials had been accepted. All the churches except one were represented by two delegates. Rev. C. Hanko presided over this session of classis, while the Rev. G. Vos served as clerk. This classical meeting, as the two or three preceding it, had very little work to do. Because the ladies of the host church had already prepared dinner, and because our work was finished, we had dinner at 11 a.m. It...

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THE JEWS’ “MESSIAH” The editor of Christianity Today, Carl F. H. Henry, is writing a series of articles on his recent visit to Israeli. In the current issue of the magazine which he edits, he begins a discussion of “The Messianic Concept In Israel.” This very interesting article demonstrates how little the Jews retain a hope for the coming of their Messiah as predicted in the Old Testament Scriptures. They have rejected the Christ Whom they crucified almost 2000 years ago, and, through the ages since, they have all but given up the hope of the coming of Christ. After surveying...

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In our previous comments we have already pointed out that this article does not furnish us with an official dogma of revelation as such. We also pointed out that this does not mean that what the article states has nothing to do with revelation. We may now try to see more exactly what is the relation between the contents of this article and revelation. And then we may notice, in the first place, that the viewpoint of the article is not that of revelation, but that of the knowledge of God. These two are closely related, but they are not the same....

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Jerusalem was built on four hills. Two of these hills are of special importance. They were Mount Zion where David had set his throne, and Mount Moriah where the temple had been built. Mount Zion was the royal hill. Mount Moriah is the holy hill mentioned in Psalm 15:1. If now you were seeking a prophet in Israel, it would not necessarily follow that you would go to Jerusalem to look for him. He might be found there, but he could also be expected to be in any region of the land, going about giving instruction and comfort to God’s people....

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“And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled . . . . And God spake all these words, saying . . . .” Exodus 19:16, 20:1 At last, the first goal of Israel’s journey was reached. They had come to Sinai as Jehovah had promised Moses that they would. Two full months had been spent in travel, and it seemed much longer than that...

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