All Articles For Vol 38 Issue 13 4/1/1962

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The Loveland Protestant Reformed Church has, extended a call to Rev. G. Lubbers, our Missionary, from a trio which included the Revs. R. Veldman and G. VanBaren. The Lord willing, Rev. H. Hoeksema hopes to continue his radio messages on The Reformed Witness Hour during April and May. The second in his current series of Lenten sermons can be heard April 1 under the title, “The Tyrant of Death Destroyed.” April 8 and 15 messages entitled, “Like Unto His Brethren” and “Christ Learning Obedience” will be aired. Resurrection Day, April 22, the sermon entitled “The Resurrection of Our Lord.” A...

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SCHOOL TAX RELIEF Those who have supported Christian Schools have long felt that they are entitled to some relief from the heavy load of paying school taxes to support the Public Schools while also sending their children to private schools and paying the cost of education through tuition and financial drives. If would seem that the most just means of tax relief would be relief from paying the school taxes to support the Public School System. This however, seems like a “piper’s dream.” More realistic (although only slightly so) has been the hope of some legislation that would permit those...

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Dear Rev. Hoeksema, I have been reading very carefully the discussion inThe Standard Bearer concerning the “Hymn Question” and am greatly disappointed that there should be so much strong opposition to a matter that is absurd and to a problem that really does not even exist because of its very nature. I know that any amount of writing will not convince the opponents because it is their conviction, and it is impossible to change or even argue against one’s conviction. I hope, however, that the comments I will make will prove to a few of them that this Hymn Question cannot...

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In this issue of The Standard Bearer we want to share with our readers an article written in 1952 by Rev. J.G. Vos of the Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) Church. Rev. Vos is also Editor and Manager of Blue Banner Faith And Life, a quarterly publication that is devoted to “expounding, defending and applying the system of doctrine set forth in the Word of God and summarized in the Standards of this church.” Originally the article referred to appeared under the heading, “Wrong Tendencies In The Use of The Psalms” and was later republished under the caption, “Ashamed Of The Tents Of Shem?” We...

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We believe that the Holy Scriptures are contained in two books, namely, the Old and New Testament, which are canonical, against which nothing can be alleged. These are thus named in the Church of God. The books of the Old Testament are the five books of Moses, viz.: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy; the books of Joshua, Ruth, judges, the two books of Samuel, the two of the Kings, two books of the Chronicles, commonly called Paralipomenon, the first of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, the Psalms of David, the three books of Solomon, namely, the Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song...

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In our preceding article we called attention to the Reformed view of the church with respect to the church’s visibility and invisibility. This Reformed position identifies the church invisible with the elect and the church visible with the appearance of the church in the midst of the world as consisting of both elect and reprobate. This view, we noted, is maintained by both Ursinus and Calvin. The church, therefore, could be called invisible in a three-fold sense of the word. First, the church is invisible as the church universal, because one person cannot discern or see the church as it...

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We have been promised that under the new administration America will again begin to move ahead. As a nation we have been urged to be on the go. In the cold war we must not be the ones who have to adjust ourselves to the movements of the avowed and clearly recognized enemy. We must take the initiative. We must be bold to do what is right and let the opposition come to terms with us. The time is short. Nuclear war with its awful devastation and unparalleled havoc is a greater threat than ever before; and we cannot continue...

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It may be well to note carefully that Paul had stated what the subject matter, the content of the preaching of Timothy shall be, with refutation of all errors repugnant therewith; particularly the error of those who, having fallen from the faith, seek their ethics in fleeing from the world, rather than conquering the world by faith! Now Paul proceeds to exhort Timothy that he is to be a faithful preacher of the Mystery of godliness. It strikes us that Paul speaks here in this entire passage of a (1) good minister, (2) of a minister who is to exercise himself unto godliness,...

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And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony.  And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.  Exodus 10:11, 12 Finally the time had come when Israel was ready to leave the mount of Sinai and to proceed on the way to the promised land. Over one full year had passed since they left the land of Egypt, and the greater part of that...

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And once more, the same truth is also expressed inRomans 11 with regard to the relation between the Gentiles and Israel. There the apostle writes, vss. 15, ff.: “For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of...

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