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Vol 38 Issue 05

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News From Our Churches

Rev. A. Mulder, of Kalamazoo, has declined the call he received from the churches in Isabel and Forbes; he is still considering call from our church in Randolph, Wisconsin. Rev. H.H. Kuiper from Loveland, heeded a call last week of a highly different nature—the kind that comes to each of us but once, and cannot be declined. All of our bulletins carried the news; we quote from one: “Last Tuesday afternoon, the Lord called into the Church Triumphant His faithful servant, Rev. H.H. Kuiper, at the age of 56 years. The family and the congregation keenly feel the loss of...

Ecumenical Groups

In the latest issue of Christianity Today there appeared a rather lengthy description of all the large ecumenical groups in America. This was given in connection with a discussion of the meeting of the World Council Of Churches (W.C.C.) which began its meetings November 18 and continues meeting until December 6 in New Delhi, India. Some of the figures and descriptions are of considerable interest. First of all there is a breakdown of all the religious bodies in the United States. Protestant—53.1%—60,263,352 Roman Catholic—36.1%—40,871,302 Jewish—4.9%—5,500,000 Others—5.9%—9,973,099 The “Others” in the above list include such groups as the Christian Scientists, the Mormons, the...

That “Horrible” Decree

There is something concerning God’s eternal decree of predestination, and particularly the decree of reprobation, which seems immediately to arouse the ire of man. Mention election or reprobation, and man closes his ears. Send to him material on such a subject, and he will return it with the acid comment, “I don’t want such stuff in my mailbox.” Even John Calvin, that noted Reformer and champion of the truth of predestination, is reported to have called reprobation “that horrible decree” (a deliberately poor translation of his statements). Why such opposition? Is it possible that the reason is that this Scriptural...

The Church and the Sacraments, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, The Roman Catholic View

Quoting from “Radio Replies by Fathers Rumble and Carty,” Volume III, paragraphs 285-298, setting forth the Romish conception of the Church, we were quoting Answer 294 which is an answer to the question whether there are any references in the Old and New Testaments to any definite religion of Christ. And we had quoted that part of the answer which referred toIsaiah 2:2-4. We will now continue with this quotation: “The correct sense of that passage (Is. 2:2-4 —H.V.) is as follows: When the Christ shall come, He will solidly establish the religion of God in a visible form which all...

God’s Royal Priesthood (14)

We have a kingdom, and over it we must rule in God’s name. As we wrote last time, to that kingdom belong our hands and feet, our eyes and ears, our mouth and tongue. And to that kingdom belong all the faculties of thinking, willing and acting. But there is more to that kingdom. Every father and mother in God’s kingdom has children over which God has placed them as kings and queens. And as long as these children are under your roof, you are to rule them in God’s name. Sad to say it is so often the other...

Contribution

Rev. Henry H. Kuiper Called Home On the 14th of November, 1961, the Reverend Henry H. Kuiper departed at Loveland, Colorado, to take his place among the saints in Glory with the Lord. All of our ministers arid churches, as well as the congregation of Loveland and his family keenly feel the loss of our departed brother, but we can rejoice together in the fact that he has fought the good fight, finished the course, and has gone to receive the crown of glory which Christ has prepared for him and for all who are awaiting Christ’s appearing. Rev. Kuiper...

Observance of Special Days

“The churches shall observe, in addition to the Sunday, also Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost, the Day of Prayer, the National Thanksgiving Day, and Old and New Year’s Day.” —Article 67, D.K.O. “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days; which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”

Exposition of I Timothy 3:1-7 (a)

Paul had spoken in the foregoing Chapter concerning a certain aspect of the proper conducting of the affairs of Christ in the Church; he spoke both of the prayers of the saints in general, and who was to offer these in the church. He also, as we have noticed, pointed out the proper conduct of women in their dress and appearance, as well as their deepest attitude toward their husbands and toward men in the church. We noticed that, although in Christ man and wife are equals in the faith, each has his own God-ordained place to work out his...

The Golden Calf

And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights . . . .  And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him . . . . And the Lord said unto...

Regeneration

We can speak, as I already mentioned, first of all, of regeneration in the deepest and narrowest sense of the word. In this sense it is the saving act of the Triune God whereby He takes hold of the elect, who is in himself dead in sin and trespasses. For this I refer you to my definition, which I gave in the preceding issue ofThe Standard Bearer. However, we can also speak of regeneration in a wider sense. And that concerns the relation between regeneration and the calling. What is the relation between the calling and regeneration? In a certain...

12/1/1961