All Articles For Vol 38 Issue 19 8/1/1962

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Our Loveland congregation called Rev. C. Hanko from a trio which included the Revs. J.A. Heys and B. Woudenberg. Isabel-Forbes called Rev. R.C. Harbach from a trio which included the Revs. M. Schipper and B. Woudenberg. Rev. M. Schipper declined the call which came to him from our Doon congregation; their new trio includes: Revs. G. Lanting, G. Vandenberg, H. Veldman. Southeast’s pastor has forsaken his congregation after having publicly renounced his stand concerning the error of Common Grace, and has been declared eligible for call in the Chr. Ref. Church. This defection adds another of our congregations to the...

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Report of Classis East held in Hope Church, July 11, 1962. Rev. G. Lanting, president of the April Classis, led in opening devotions, and declared the Classis properly constituted when the credentials had been accepted. Creston and Grand Haven were represented by one delegate each. Rev. A. Mulder, following the order of rotation, presided over this meeting, while Rev. Lanting recorded the minutes. The first part of our meeting kept the Classis busy with routine matters. The minutes of the April meeting were read and adopted. The Stated Clerk reported on his correspondence, and the Classical Committee tendered its report....

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Our readers will recall that some two years ago at an anniversary celebration a fund was started for a “Hoeksema Memorial Library.” This fund was given to the Theological School Committee which appointed a sub-committee to administer the fund. The purpose of the fund is to set up, within the present library of the Theological School, another library in memory of Rev. H. Hoeksema who labored for many years as professor in New Testament and Theology. This fund has gradually been building up itself. None of the money has as yet been spent, although the Theological School Committee has approved...

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The Hymn Matter (concluded) It is evident from what we have written in the last two issues of The Standard Bearer that in 1953 the sentiment of the churches in the east was, in the main, adverse to the use of other songs than those permitted by the Church Order in our consistorially sponsored radio programs. With this sentiment we agree because it is our position that these programs, officially sponsored by the church, in which the Word is ministered as a mission endeavor, should also be regulated by the rules of the Church Order. Consistency demands this. A simple illustration can make...

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Why Do We Acknowledge Scripture’s Authority? The major portion of Article 5 is devoted to a setting forth of the reasons why the Reformed believer acknowledges the authority of Scripture. The article states: “We receive all these books . . . not so much because the Church receives and approves them as such, but more especially because the Holy Ghost witnesseth in our hearts, that they are from God, whereof they carry the evidence in themselves. For the very blind are able to perceive that the things foretold in them are fulfilling.” The subject treated in this part of the...

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In our preceding article we had begun to call attention to the fact that the Roman Catholic conception of the catholicity of the Church of God is superficial and contrary to the Word of God. And we noted, among other things, that Rome would maintain its catholicity by calling attention to the fact that the church, wherever it exists, must count a multitude of members among all the peoples of the earth which is striking to the eye. Rome, therefore, must be the true church because it is greater than any sect in particular, probably greater than the total membership...

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Only that which is done in His fear carries, with it no fear of His holy wrath. Whatever is done apart from His fear will surely bring down God’s holy wrath. For what is not done in His fear is done in hatred of the living God. It is for that reason that Paul writes that “whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”Romans 14:23b. That is not an oversimplification of the matter. That is the fundamental truth. That area where works are performed that are not acts of faith is an area where sin is committed. And sin always is an act...

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After having spoken of the care for widows, who are widows indeed, and the primary duty of the children to care for the aged parents, lest they be worse than infidels, Paul now turns his attention to the matter of the proper choice and admittance of widows for the work of mercy and practical care for the sick and needy in the church. We are not too familiar with the exact state of affairs and customs of Paul’s day as they existed at Ephesus. It seems that there was a group of women in the church, a class by itself,...

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“And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness. And it came to pass, that on the morrow, Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.” Numbers 17:7-9 Before the very eyes of Israel the earth had opened up. its mouth and in one moment swallowed up...

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It is evident, therefore, that the righteousness of Christ, a righteousness which is of God, prepared by Him for us, is the ground of our justification. We may say indeed that Christ is the Justified One par excellence, and His justification is the justification of all the elect and of all that believe on His name. To understand this, we must above all remember that Christ is the Son of God, the only begotten God, that is in the bosom of the Father. On this confession rests the whole of the truth concerning all our salvation, and particularly, concerning our justification....

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