All Articles For Vol 39 Issue 20 9/1/1963

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Redlands’ newest trio consists of the Revs. J. Kortering, G. Vanden Berg, and Candidate D. Engelsma. Rev. C. Hanko has received a call from our Southwest Church in Grand Rapids.  Our Missionary, Rev. G. Lubbers, has been recalled from Houston to investigate areas in the eastern part of the U.S.  Candidate D. Engelsma is presently considering calls from Loveland, from Lynden and from Isabel-Forbes. 

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The eighty-second article of the church order treats the matter of the consistory issuing certificates or attestations of membership to those who remove from the congregation. We have already pointed out that in our churches there are two such certificates. One is a transfer certificate that is used when members, baptized and communicant, move from one church to another within the denomination. The other is a dismissal certificate that is issued to those who leave the churches. 

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We believe and confess also, that the Holy Ghost, from eternity, proceeds from the Father and Son; and therefore neither is made, created, nor begotten, but only proceedeth from both; who in order is the third person of the Holy Trinity; of one and the same essence, majesty and glory with the Father, and the Son: and therefore, is the true and eternal God, as the Holy Scriptures teach us.

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We wish to continue with our quotations from Volume II of the Radio Replies by the Fathers Rumble and Carty. It is our desire and wish to expose the Romish desecration of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper as set forth in its doctrine of transubstantiation, also and particularly as that church attempts to maintain this conception upon the basis of Holy Writ. It is well that we understand the absurdity and wickedness of this conception which is called by our confessions a gross and accursed idolatry. 

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“The earth and the fullness with which it is stored, the World and its dwellers belong to the Lord.”  Every creature whether liquid, solid or vapor, whatever is visible or tangible, microscopic or telescopic, you name it, it belongs to the Lord Who made it and upholds it, sees it and employs it rightfully to the glory of His own Name. 

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It will be evident from all that we said about the unity of the church that it is in no sense the work of man. The unity of the church cannot be established by man. The unity of the church is not sustained or continued by man. Nor can it ever be destroyed by man. The unity of the church does not come into existence through the fact that men congregate and agree upon a certain platform of principles, upon a confession of faith and upon certain principles of church government, or upon a certain form of worship.

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