All Articles For Vol 39 Issue 13 4/1/1963

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Calls: Lynden—Rev. J. Kortering, of Hull, from a trio which included the Revs. G. Lanting and H. Veldman. Hope—Rev. H. Veldman, of Redlands, from a trio which included Revs. C. Hanko and J. Heys. Declined: Rev. J. Kortering—Southwest. Rev. G. Vanden Berg—Hope. New Trios: Southwest—Revs. H. Veldman, J. Heys, B. Woudenberg. Loveland—Revs. J. Kortering, H. Veldman, B. Woudenberg. The League of Men’s Societies has scheduled their Spring Meeting for April 15 at Southwest Church. Prof. H.C. Hoeksema will speak, D.V. on “The Atonement of Christ, According to Dordt.” This should be of value for those of us who are following the controversy concerning...

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ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE BIBLE Throughout the ages the Bible has been the constant object of attack. The devil knows that if he can destroy the Bible, he can destroy the Church of Christ. And so his relentless and bitter attacks have never ceased. A Scats minister by the name of Rev. Andrew Morton has recently taken it upon himself to prove that not all the epistles usually said to be written by the apostle Paul were actually written by him. In fact, he claims that only Romans, I and II Corinthians and Galatians were written by Paul, while the...

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“Such as obstinately reject the admonition of the consistory, and likewise those who have committed a public or otherwise gross sin, shall be suspended from the Lord’s Supper. And if he, having been suspended, after repeated admonitions, shows no signs of repentance, the consistory shall at last proceed to the extreme remedy, namely, excommunication, agreeably to the form adopted for that purpose according to the Word of God. But no one shall be excommunicated except with the advice of the classis.”  —Article 76, D.K.O.  “After the suspension from the Lord’s table, and subsequent admonitions, and before proceeding to excommunication, the...

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Proof from Their Operation The opening statement of this article, which, purposes to set forth the proof on the basis of which the faith of the church that God is Triune rests, refers to two elements of proof, or rather, to a two-fold proof. To the one aspect of that proof we have already given our attention, namely, the testimonies of Holy Writ. But the article also states that we know this truth, that God is Triune, “from their operations, and chiefly by those we feel in ourselves.” We must be careful not to misunderstand this presentation of our Confession....

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Although the Reformation was a movement which delivered the Church of God from the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, championed the truth of the Word of God that justification is only by faith and wholly without works, and returned the Word of God to the people of God, wresting it from the Romish Church, this does not mean that the I reformers were in complete agreement on all matters of doctrine and of the truths of the Word of God. As we noticed at the conclusion of our preceding article, Luther did not break completely with Rome on the...

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Surely it is in the Geography class that the child can be made to see most clearly that this is his Father’s world. He sees the mountains and the streams, the rich soil and the minerals, the plants and the animals, the food and the water for his life. And, if he has had a covenant training, if he has been taught in this subject by a believer, by one who gave instruction in His fear, that child will in reverence and awe cry out: “My Father’s world!” O, reader of these lines, do you want your child to do...

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Timothy is a man of high position in Gods Church. He is a man of God. He must give heed to the doctrine and to himself that he may save himself and those who hear him. I Tim. 4:16. This will require great endurance and strength over against the many, many temptations. These temptations are from within and from without. We noticed in our former essay that Paul admonishes Timothy to “flee” from all love of money, of earthly gain and prestige and honor which is so much idolatry. He must flee this in his personal life. To do so he...

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And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai, They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors. . . .  And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us. . . .  And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, and let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.  Joshua 9:3, 4, 6,...

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CHAPTERVI PRESERVATION AND PERSEVERANCE (Continued) That this is indeed the true significance and interpretation of this passage is evident from the illustration which the author uses at the close of the passage. It is the illustration of a field. And in that held is the good seed, but also the seed of thorns and thistles. If no rain would come upon that field, neither the good seed nor the seed of thorns and briers would ever become manifest. But now through the rain that often comes upon that field, the field brings forth two crops: the crop of thorns and briers...

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Before I continue my discussion of Prof. Dekker’s view that God loves all men, I like to refer to an editorial in The Banner in which the editor, the Rev. John Vander Ploeg criticizes and condemns the view of Prof. Henry Stob as set forth in the article in The Reformed Journal. It is the view that God hates no man: He hates sin, but not the sinner. This is, of course, the negative side of the position taken by Prof. Dekker that God loves all men. And, therefore, it is not at all surprising that the latter agrees with Prof. Stob. However,...

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