All Articles For Vol 39 Issue 04 11/15/1962

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Rev. H. Veldman, of Redlands, declined the call which came to him from the church at Doon, Iowa. Loveland’s new trio includes the Revs. H. Hanko, J.A. Heys and B. Woudenberg. Rev. M. Schipper preached his farewell sermon in Southwest Church, Oct. 28; the theme of which was the Word of God recorded in Acts 20:32. The previous Thursday evening the entire congregation came together for a farewell program arranged to bid Rev. Schipper God-speed in his new pastorate. Representatives of each society spoke of their appreciation of Rev. Schipper’s ministry in their midst. A parting gift of furniture—a kitchen set...

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A STRANGE INCONSISTENCY In two articles that appeared in the latest issue ofTorch and Trumpet, attention is called to serious troubles that are developing in the Gereformeerde Kerken in the Netherlands. This denomination is the Reformed Church of the Netherlands, formed by Dr. A. Kuyper who brought the Afscheidende Kerkenand the Dolerende Kerken together, split in the 1940’s when Dr. K. Schilder was put out, sister churches of the Christian Reformed Church of this country. In a brief article of Editorial Comment, attention is called to some disturbances that are deeply stirring this historically Reformed denomination. There is first of all what the...

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Report of Eastern Ladies’ League Our fall meeting of the Ladies’ League of the Protestant Reformed Churches was held in our Hudsonville church on the evening of October 18, 1962. We began our meeting with singing from Psalter No. 374 and a Dutch Psalm, No. 43 verse 3. Mrs. D. Jonker, President of the League, then read from Eccesiastes 2:1-11 and Rev. 13:11-18 and opened with prayer to our covenant God. A double trio from the Priscilla Society of First Church sang for us No. 60 from the Psalter. Mrs. Jonker then introduced the speaker for the evening, Rev. J. Heys. He...

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The content of Article 71 of our Church Order is contained in two separate articles in the 1956 proposed revision of the Church Order by the Christian Reformed Church. These articles read: “Art. 71—Christian discipline is spiritual discipline and exempts no one from civil trial and punishment; nor does action by the civil authorities exempt one from discipline by the church. “Art. 72—The purpose of Christian discipline is the maintenance of God’s honor, the restoration of the sinner, and the removal of offence from the church of Christ.” Substantially these two articles are the same as Article 71 of our...

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Perfect And Complete In All Respects (continued) In the second place, this entire notion is based on some kind of false antithesis between religion and life, between grace and nature, and it attempts to confine our religion and morals to a very narrow and isolated portion of the whole of our life. This is an altogether unrealistic and untenable view. For, first of all, the categories faith-and-life, doctrine-and-practice, or, religion-and-morals, apply to the whole of our life and to every sphere of our life. And it is a very unscriptural and un-Reformed view that would make a separation, and would exclude...

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We concluded our preceding article with a few quotations from the Canons and Dogmatic Decrees of the Council of Trent, even as these articles set forth the Roman Catholic position on the nature and significance of the sacraments. In these canons which we quoted it is evident that the Roman Catholic conception of the sacraments is that the sacraments contain the grace which they signify, that the grace of God is inseparably connected with the outward sign of the sacrament, and that such grace is conveyed through the external operation of the sacrament. Rome denies that the sacraments are merely...

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  Not all anger is sin. Not all wrath is to, be condemned. Neither is all hatred to be considered to be of the devil. Paul tells the church at Ephesus, “Be angry and sin not.” Ephesians 4:26: Surely that means that it is possible to be angry without sinning. Besides, of Jesus we read in Mark 3:5, when the Pharisees were watching to see whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that “He looked round about upon them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts.” InDeuteronomy 1:37 Moses says, “Also the Lord was angry with me for your sakes,...

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Paul is giving directions to Timothy how the affairs ought to be conducted in the house of God till he comes. We should bear in mind for a proper understanding of this letter that Paul is not writing an orderly, doctrinal thesis; he is writing a letter to his son Timothy, a youthful minister in the church, as he stands in the midst of the hard facts of life, the problems that are perennial to every minister; in the throbbing stress and strain of one who must stand in the office and bear great responsibilities. There is a certain gullibleness...

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And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. Numbers 25:1, 2 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites . . .  And they slew the kings of Midian, . . . Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword. Numbers 31:1, 2, 8 Balak had hired Balsam the prophet to come from Aram in the East to curse...

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Holiness in God is that divine virtue whereby He is completely consecrated to Himself. For let us remember: God is the highest good. And as such He seeks and finds Himself. He reveals Himself in all the works of His hands as the Holy One. Sin does not have and cannot have any place in God; He is absolutely separated from sin. He is a light, and there is no darkness whatsoever in God. Over against sin He is a consuming fire. Holiness with God, therefore, as we have said, is principally His eternal, perfect Self-consecration. It follows from this...

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