All Articles For Vol 39 Issue 03 11/1/1962

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Rev. M. Schipper, pastor of Southwest’s Church since 1954, has accepted a call to the Southeast Church in Grand Rapids. Southwest’s consistory has named a trio which includes the Revs. C. Hanko, J.A. Heys and G. Vanden Berg. The Senior Young People’s Society of First Church has changed the time of their meetings from Tuesday evening to Sunday afternoon. This change has resulted in an increase of membership and a better attendance record. Another change, which is shared by ail our Y.P. societies, is the subject material which is found in the first Book of the Bible instead of the...

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Does The Cross Beg Or Conquer, Mr. Martin? Every Sunday millions recite the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in God the Father Almighty . . .,” and so forth. But are all honest when they say, “I believe in an almighty God”? Such a thought crossed my mind as I listened to Mr. Walter R. Martin on his radio program, Dateline Eternity, WFUR, Sunday, Sept. 16, 5:00-5:30 P.M. Does Mr. Martin believe in an almighty God? His broadcast was divided into two sections: 1) Question and answer period; 2) a sermonette. The listener’s question was, “Did Christ die only for Christians?” There...

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NON-COOPERATION When voices all around us clamor for Church union, for cooperation and tolerance, and especially when this clamor ignores sound doctrine and reduces the truth to meaningless pulp, it is refreshing to hear in the midst of the clamor a voice raised in dissent. Such a voice is a small brochure written by Rev. L.R. Shelton, and entitled “‘Cooperation’ An Apology.” It is brief enough to quote in full. The cry is often made from the pulpit “Let’s be loyal to our church.” One young preacher said the other day that he never preached a sermon in which he didn’t...

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“As Christian discipline is of a spiritual nature, and exempts no one from civil trial or punishment by the authorities, so also besides civil punishment there is need of ecclesiastical censures, to reconcile the sinner with the church and his neighbor and to remove the offense out of the church of Christ.”—Article 71, D.K.O. “The Lord Jesus Christ hath instituted Church Discipline, in order to remove scandals, and prevent their unhappy effects; and no church can, without the faithful and spiritual application of it, hope for His countenance and blessing.”—R.P. Testimony “The impartial and prudent exercise of Church Discipline is...

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The Battle For This Truth (continued) What we have written concerning the Roman Catholic Church’s denial of the sufficiency of Scripture and of the sole authority of Scripture represents the position of Rome even today. We must make no mistake on that score. Rome has not changed. In fact, it may be said that this is the error that lies at the basis of all of Rome’s errors. And if the Roman Catholic Church would ever retreat from its present position and return to the truth of the sole sufficiency of Holy Scripture, the whole present structure of Roman Catholicism would...

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Fourthly, and finally, what does all this mean? We had concluded our preceding article with the observation that, according to our Confessions, the true church is gathered by the Son of God, and that He does this by His Spirit and Word. So, how does this affect our conception of the distinction between the true and the false church? This simply means that the true church must be wherever the people of God are. And this means that wherever the people of God are, the Word of God is preached and the voice of our Lord Jesus Christ is heard....

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“God will bring thee into judgment.” Thus Solomon wrote to his son and through him to all our covenant youth. Our young people as they grow up like to be considered the equal of father and mother. And physically and intellectually they often are. But for that reason our young people ought to consider also that even as God shall bring all adults into judgment, so He most assuredly shall also bring them into judgment. It is not a question of hurting the feelings of your parents. It is not a question of invoking their wrath for a time. You...

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There is still an important and implicit element in this passage under discussion which calls for a few remarks of an explanatory nature. It is the conviction of the undersigned that the content of verse 20 is most intimately connected with what the apostle writes in verse 19, and that we do well to observe this connection rather minutely. We read in verse 20 the following: “Them that sin reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.” To state very briefly and concisely the relationship and difference between verses 19 and 20, attend to...

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And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come defy Israel.  How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD bath not defied?  Numbers 23:7, 8 Balaam arrived in the land of Moab firmly determined in one way or another to bring a curse upon Israel. He knew it would not be easy. God had said to him before he left Aram, “Thou shalt not curse the people: for...

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OF JUSTIFICATION (Continued) From all these passages of Scripture—and there are many more—we learn the following: 1) In the day of the Lord God will reward every man according to his works, and that, too, by a righteous judgment over the good and over the evil. 2) This reward for the righteous is in principle eternal life: nothing less than the eternal, glorious inheritance that is reserved in heaven for us. 3) We learn that there will be gradations in the reward of glory. Not all the saints in glory will be alike. They shall not occupy the same place. All...

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