All Articles For Vol 38 Issue 04 11/15/1961

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Randolph’s congregation has called the Rev. A. Mulder, of Kalamazoo, to be their pastor. Rev. Mulder has been granted an extension of time to answer the call from Isabel-Forbes because of a congregational meeting in those churches regarding a new location for church and parsonage. The Radio Committee or the Reformed Witness Hoiur wishes to remind our readers of the special program to be held, D.V., Thursday evening at 8 P.M. Jan. 25. This special program will be held in the First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids to commemorate the 1,000th broadcast of this Distinctively Reformed Radio Ministry. A...

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An Allegory Once upon a time, when Earth was young, there was but a single single Watershed, with its Pools and Streams flowing into the Sea. In those Waters were many fish, Little and Big, all gathered into one School. As Earth grew older Little Fish in Big Pools strove to become Big Fish in Little Pools, and Noxious Fish began to pollute the Streams. (“. . . . a net was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: which, when full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the...

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LUTHERANS AND ROME It is the time of the year when the Protestant Churches ponder their heritage—especially the heritage of the Reformation. Especially among the Reformed Churches, this is an occasion for gratitude to God Who so remarkably and graciously delivered His Church from the bondage of Rome. One would expect that this same gratitude would characterize also the Lutheran Churches who stand especially in the tradition of the Reformation, bearing the name of the first of the Reformers. Perhaps it is true that most of them do. It is quite obvious that some do not. There is, in the...

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“In time of war, pestilence, national casualties, and other great afflictions, the pressure of which is felt throughout the churches, it is fitting that the classis proclaim a day of prayer.” —Article 66, D.K.O. Already in the earliest redaction of our Church Order, provision was made for the calling of special days of prayer in the churches. Originally the above article of the Church Order read as follows: “In times of war, pestilence, depression, persecution of churches, and other general calamities, the ministers of the churches shall request the government that upon its authority and order public fast and prayer...

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Already at this juncture we may point out partially the practical significance of this confession. In the first place, what we have observed in our previous installment should caution us against simply identifying the claimed discoveries and proofs and conclusions of natural science with God’s revelation of Himself in the book of the creation and preservation and government of the universe. This is often done, or at least suggested. In the controversy concerning the harmony of science and Scripture, it is sometimes claimed or implied that the findings of the scientist constitute the testimony of so-called “general revelation.” In other...

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In this article we will proceed with the Roman Catholic conception of the Church. According to Rome, the Church is a company of men externally bound together by the profession of the Christian faith, united in the communion of the same sacraments, under and subject to the government of legitimate pastors, especially the pope. Rome practically identified the Church with the pope. No member of the Roman Catholic Church has the right to believe in views which are not in harmony with the official interpretation of the Church, as set forth by the pope of Rome, and as resting upon...

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The prophet of God knows God and serves Him with his mind and mouth. God’s priest loves Him, is dedicated unto Him with all his life, talents and possessions and serves Him with his heart. But you understand, of course, that there is no man who is merely a prophet of God; and there is no man who can serve as priest who is not likewise the prophet of God. How can a man dedicate himself with all his life and talents and possessions unto God unless he knows that God? And how shall the prophet serve God with his...

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We shall now turn our attention to the most fundamental Scriptural motivation for the proper place of the woman in the church respecting the teaching office. The place of the woman is that of subordination. She is to learn in silence in all subjection.  The term in the Greek for silence is “Heesuchia,” that is, that quietness which is rooted’ in the fear of God and which is descriptive of one who remains at home doing his own God-ordained task without officiously meddling in the affairs of others. 

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And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord, and rose up early in the morning, and builded and altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the Lord . . . . And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words. Exodus 24:4-5, 8 Israel had heard the voice of Jehovah...

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Question: The Saints In Heaven Before The Second Coming? On the above-mentioned subject I received a question from the Men’s Society of Oak Lawn as follows: “Dear Rev. Hoeksema: “For the past two years our Men’s Society has been discussing the Book of Revelation. In discussing chapter 16 we were confronted with a question which we decided to submit to you. Our problem has to do with understanding your writing in the October II 1960 issue of the Standard Bearer. On page six you wrote as follows: “‘Thus shall the evil intentions of the nations and of the beast and...

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