Seminarian David Engelsma has accepted the call from Loveland. Redlands, Lynden and Isabel-Forbes had also extended calls to the new graduate. Rev. C. Hanko, of First Church, has declined the call which came to him from our Southwest Church in Grand Rapids.
A VOICE OF PROTEST The main ecclesiastical news of the day concerns the constant movements towards church merger and ecumenicity. Once in a while, however, there is a voice raised in protest against all this; and this voice sometimes comes from unexpected places. One such voice recently came from the Lutheran Church—Wisconsin Synod.
Continuing where we left off in our preceding article, the Fathers Rumble and Carty, in Volume I of their Radio Replies, discuss the interesting subject of the elements in the Lord’s Supper, the bread and wine, and their change. 860. The elements do not change, for there is no chemical difference after consecration.
The position of the Church of God in the midst of the world in these last times is an extremely difficult one. Always the believers have to contend with their mortal foes: the world, devil and their own flesh. Although such was ever the case with God’s Church throughout the ages, this is most emphatically the case in these last times.
And the children of Israel did coil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD . . . But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded. Judges 3:12, 15
This catholicity of the church, according to which she embraces all the nations of the earth, is realized in the fullness of time. For God sent His Son into the world, made of a woman, our Lord Jesus Christ. And though Christ be of the Jews, He and His work are not limited to the Jews; but He is the Lord that is rich over all that call upon Him. Romans 10:12. He is the end of the law, its fulfillment and at the same time its termination.
We were interpreting the well-known text of II Peter 3:9: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”