All Articles For Vol 38 Issue 07 1/1/1962

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The church and the worldly state have allied themselves, in the first place. The one supports the other, and the other directs and aids the one. Where the one goes, the other follows. For the beast carries the woman, which at least also seems to imply that after all the beast employs the woman for his own purpose and carries her whithersoever he will, though in turn he is the strength and support of the woman, and she owes it to the beast that she is decked with jewels and precious stones and arrayed in purple. However this may be,...

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News from the Mission Field indicates that after some pro and con considerations it has finally been decided to render a Christmas program immediately after the Christmas Day service. The program’s theme will be, “The promise fulfilled by God.” Rev. and Mrs. Lubbers went to Houston, Texas, to interview people who are interested in our churches. Results of this visit are not yet available. Correction: Due to a typographical error the name of Isabel’s new Bible study society was given last time as The Hope Bible Study Society of Israel. This should have been The Hope Bible Study Society of Isabel....

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Concerning the Hymn Question Dear Rev. Hoeksema: It seems that some of our people think the ice is too slippery, to go on about this subject. Now, I too love our Psalter, especially the familiar and easy to sing numbers, because I am not much of a singer; and don’t know music. But what can be wrong about versification of parts of the New Testament into hymns? The New Testament is also and just as much part of the Word as the Old. We know that departure from the truth and the singing of hymns in the churches has gone...

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OVERSEAS RADIO WORK Our readers are no doubt aware of the fact that the Synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches in 1960 approved of a proposal of the Mission Committee to begin broadcasting on foreign stations. The two stations that were approved were Trans World Radio in Monte Carlo, Monaco and Radio Hoyer in the Dutch West Indies. Our congregations have been taking collections for these broadcasts over the last two years and have been supporting with their gifts especially Trans World Radio since Radio Hoyer gives us time free of charge. Little has been published in our papers or...

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“In the churches only the 150 Psalms of David, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Twelve Articles of Faith, the Songs of Mary, Zacharias and Simeon, the Morning and Evening Hymns, and the Hymn of Prayer before the sermon shall be sung.”(Article 69, D.K.O.) The Christian Reformed redaction of this article of the Church Order is as follows: “In the churches only the 150 Psalms of David and the collection of hymns for church use, approved and adopted by Synod, shall be sung. However, while the singing of the Psalms in divine worship is a requirement, the use of...

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For nearly four hundred years the Reformed churches have followed the established practice of preaching from the Heidelberg Catechism. Although this practice has been criticized and by some even regarded as undesirable, the common objections that have been raised have little merit. The objection that catechism preaching is not preaching of the Word we have already considered and found to be untrue. On the contrary, when the truths of the Word of God are preached according to the systematic arrangement of the Catechism, the church will be instructed and built up in the knowledge of the truth far more effectively...

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We confess that this Word of God was not sent, nor delivered by the will of man, but that holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, as the apostle Peter saith. And that afterwards God, from a special care, which he has for us and our salvation, commanded his servants, the prophets and apostles, to commit his revealed word to writing; and he himself wrote with his own finger, the two tables of the law. Therefore we call such writings holy and divine Scriptures. Faith’s Critical Juncture Beginning with this third article our creed...

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The Apostle Paul reprehended (continuing with chapter 17 of the Second Helvetic Confession—H.V.) Peter, an apostle (Gal. 2:11), and Barnabas fell at variance with Paul (Acts 15:39). Great contention arose in the Church at Antioch between those who preached one and the same Christ, as Luke records in the Acts of the Apostles, Acts 15:2. And here have at all times been great contentions in the Church, and the most excellent doctors of the Church have, about no small matters, differed in opinion; yet so as, in the mean time, the Church ceased not to be the Church for all these...

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There was a time when New Year’s Day was considered to be the time when new resolutions should be made. We entered a new year. Before us once again are three hundred sixty-five days, fifty-two weeks, twelve months, a whole year in which we shall be active, as God spares our lives, in thinking, willing and employing our physical strength. The position is taken that, to use a figure of speech, we have turned another page in the book of our own personal history. We turned a new leaf in that book. As we stand today on. New Year’s Day,...

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And he (Moses) said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.  And he (God) said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee: and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.  Exodus 33:18, 19 The festive sounds that had filled the camp of Israel were ceased. Where but one day before there had been the noise of wild heathenish orgies, silence lay like a heavy shroud. Through Moses the justice of God had smitten the people....

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