All Articles For Vol 38 Issue 06 12/15/1961

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The Protestant Reformed Seminar held its third session this season, Nov. 24. The subject for discussion was introduced by Mr. L. Lubbers with a paper which dealt with correct methods of instruction. Rev. H. Veldman, of Redlands, conducted the funeral service for Rev. H.H. Kuiper in Loveland. Because his own congregation could not attend this service Rev. Veldman repeated his sermon in his church the following Sunday evening. This kindness of Redland’s pastor reflects in no little measure the close bond of unity existing between our churches. From Isabel, South Dakota, comes this welcomecontribution: “The Hope Bible Study Society of...

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Esteemed Editor: Permit me, in accordance with your request, to write a few lines in regards the Hymn Question. In the first place I would like to make the remark that there is nothing wrong in singing hymns. Why should there be, providing they are Reformed. For also in such singing God is glorified. In the second place, dear Editor, I am of the opinion that we need no hymn singing in our public worship; especially not now when the end of the ages is upon us. Today our church activities lie in a different direction which is of more...

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CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS IN BRITISH GUIANA Recently Dr. Cheddi Bharatt Jagan was elected premier of British Guiana. The Western nations were somewhat alarmed by this, for there was reason to suppose that Dr. Jagan was and is a communist. The reasons for alarm as listed in Eternity are: 1) British Guiana would make a perfect center for Communist infiltration of all of Latin America, for it is on the mainland and not isolated by water like Cuba. It borders the important countries of Venezuela and Brazil.  2). Jagan, quite the opposite of Castro, is an attractive, refined person.  3) British Guiana is the...

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One of the oldest customs in Reformed Churches is the practice of preaching once a Sunday from the Heidelberg Catechism. It is said that the practice began as early as 1566. Twelve years later the Synod of Dordt decided that after the Lord’s Supper had been served on Sunday afternoons the minister should proceed to preach on the Catechism as usual but it was not until 1586 that a synodical decision governing this matter was incorporated into the Church Order. At that time the Synod of ‘s Gravenhage adopted the following: “The ministers shall everywhere on Sunday, ordinarily in the...

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Secondly . . . By His Holy And Divine Word We are busy, let us remember, with a discussion of the means whereby we know God. And in our discussion of the first means we considered especially the following questions. First of all, what is that means? Secondly, why does it serve as a means whereby we know God? Thirdly, what does that means make known concerning God? And, finally, we also considered the limitation of that means, etnphasizing that because of the fall, as it affected not only that means of revelation itself but also the man who must...

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The Westminster Confession of the Church in England has an article on the Church, Chapter 25, of this confession, which we quote: “I. The catholic or universal Church, which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. II. The visible Church, which is also catholic or universal under the gospel (not confined to one nation as before under’ the law) consists. of all those, throughout the world, that...

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“Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before. Christ the royal Master, leads against the foe; Forward into battle, See, His banners go.” So we sing, but not too often do we mean it. The next stanza begins with the words, “Like a mighty army, Moves the Church of God: Brothers we are treading Where the saints have trod.” There was a time when the Church of God did consider itself an army. Today there is a universal tendency to deny that fact. And it is not because of the next sentence in...

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It ought to be kept in mind that the office of either an overseer (bishop) of that of a deacon is one which has the sanction of God in His church. That the office is very important is directly stated by Paul in I Timothy 3:1, where we read: “Faithful is the saying, If a man seek the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.” Just how “good,” honorable and useful this work is becomes the more evident from what Paul writes in the latter part of this chapter, in the verses 14 through 16. Paul reminds Timothy that he writes...

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And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.  Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot thee, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. Exodus 32:31, 32 With a frightening abruptness the tone of God’s revelation to Moses on Mt. Sinai changed. He said, “Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they...

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In Romans 1 we read: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations,...

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