All Articles For Vol 38 Issue 14 4/15/1962

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Report of Classis West, March 21, 1962. Classis West of our Prot. Ref. Churches met in Randolph, Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 21, 1962. Rev. R.C. Harbach presided at this meeting, and the Rev. Woudenberg recorded the minutes. We met until 11:30 p.m. of that Wednesday. It was a busy Classis meeting characterized by a spirit of unity throughout. Several protests were treated, and all were directed against the consistory of our Redlands Church. This church has been plagued by this trouble for several years. The treatment of those protests occupied a major part of Classis’ time. The Classis was unanimous throughout...

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Rev. Lubbers has declined the call extended him by our Loveland Congregation. Rev. and Mrs. G.M. Ophoff attended church services Sunday evening, April 1, after a few weeks absence due to illness. Your cards and letters, should be addressed: c/o Beacon Lights Rest Home, Marne, Michigan. In order to have pulpit supply for as many services as possible while their pastor, Rev. Lanting, was in Loveland, Holland’s consistory scheduled afternoon and evening services March 18 and 25. Advance Notice, appearing in many of the bulletins: Reserve the evening of April 26 for the lecture to be given in First Church....

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In the February 15 issue of The Standard Bearerundersigned wrote an article about the right wing movements that have recently attracted the attention of many people and have had considerable influence on political developments within this country. The points that were made at the time were briefly: 1) These right wing movements have as their chief goals the restoration of the free enterprise system in this country which has gradually been eroded through creeping Socialism; and the elimination of the threat of Communism not only the Communism across the sea, but also the sympathetic Communism in our own country. 2) This...

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Open Letter to the Rev. H. Hoeksema Dear Rev. Hoeksema: Will The Standard Bearer kindly make room in its next issue for the following lines? When one’s person and integrity are drawn into question, publicly, opportunity should be given for defense, and that without delay. First, may I assume that space will be available to me to answer the articles of both yourself and Prof. H.C. Hoeksema, if I should feel the need and desire to do so? Your articles on the protests and their answers filled some fifteen columns in The Standard Bearerwherein you gave the readers everything but adequate information about...

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With our readers we also will share the views of our own emeritus Professor G.M. Ophoff who in hisChurch Right writes on the 69th Article of the Church Order as follows: “1. The Psalms. In the Roman Catholic church the choir sings and the congregation was silent. Calvin also introduced singing by the congregation, and collected for it a bundle of Psalms of Clement Marot and Beza. He had the tunes composed by Louis Bourgois and Maitre Piere, and began teaching these tunes to some persons and school children. The example he set was followed by the Reformed churches generally. The...

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Our Confession states concerning these canonical books that against them “nothing can be alleged.” This is, of course, already implied in the very idea of the canon. The canon is normative. It is the only infallible rule for the faith and life of believers. A canon against which things can be alleged would be a very untrustworthy norm; in fact, it would not be worthy at all of being acknowledged as a norm. This is true in everyday life. If a carpenter has a measuring rule against which it can be alleged that it measures only eleven and a half...

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Another attribute of the church of God is its holiness. As one might expect, also Rome maintains the holiness of the church. This lies in the nature of the case. Scripture speaks only too plainly of the holiness of the church of God, and Rome must maintain this attribute of the church. However, Rome does not speak of the holiness of the church in the same sense as it is set forth by the Protestant view. When Rome speaks of the holiness of the church it refers, in the first place, to a liturgical, ceremonial holiness, consisting in this that...

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After a long winter in these northern climes the evidences of spring are once again to be seen. The farmer is out upon his field getting the soil ready for the seed he purposes to plant. He has a goal in mind, and that goal is not the planting of his seed but the gathering in of his harvest. We have the continual “bread question.” For although we do not live by bread alone and sin when we try to do so, we do live by bread. We need it anew each day. And we are taught to pray for...

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In view of the busy schedule of lecturing, preaching, teaching, and traveling, we will for this time not continue our series on I Timothy 4. It will be easier for us to write this time on this passage from the Gospel of John. It may even prove to, be a bit more interesting to the reader in as much as this text deals with a very important aspect of our Lord’s suffering and dying; the death of the Lord of glory. This passage reads, in full, as follows: “The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not...

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“And Moses said unto the LORD … I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.” Numbers 11:11, 14 With Israel in the wilderness, there was a mixed multitude of people that had come along from the land of Egypt. They were not of the seed of Abraham. There is not great certainty as to what their nationalities actually were. Some may well have been Egyptians, perhaps mostly of the lower classes. But most of them were of diverse national backgrounds, slaves that had been boughten or captured by the Egyptians in...

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