Classis West of the Protestant Reformed Churches met for the first time since 1953 in the church building of our Edgerton congregation. Though the building has been there for many years, most of the delegates had never been inside of it before. This meeting was held on Wednesday, March 16. Four churches were represented by but one delegate and one church was not represented at the meeting. Rev. G. Vanden Berg served as president, and Rev. G. VanBaren recorded the minutes.
Dear Editor of the Standard Bearer: In response to the contribution of Mr. A. Nobel, Jr., in the April 1 issue of the Standard Bearer, I would like to place the following comments in the Standard Bearer.
A LESSON IN APOSTASY The Christian Reformed Church adopted the three points of common grace in 1924. It was claimed at that time by Revs. Hoeksema, Ophoff, and Danhof that these three points vitiated the truth and destroyed the foundation of the Christian’s antithetical walk in the world. The Christian Reformed Church hotly denied this and insisted that there, was no threat at all to the doctrinal and spiritual well-being of the denomination.
The heading or title that appears in our English Psalters above the Baptism Form reads: “Form for the Administration of Baptism.” It is alleged that other tides appeared in various and older editions of this form. In the very oldest Holland edition the heading is supposed to have read: “Formuliei om den Heiligen Doop aan de kinderen te bedienen.” Translated this is: “Form for Holy Baptism to Be Administered to Children.” Then some time later, at the time of Rutgers, Bavinck and Kuyper, this heading is supposed to have been changed slightly.
For a world that boasts of being cultured, civilized; and possessive of social refinement we certainly produce an abundance of violence. The sons of Cain are more than legion. If it is true, and it is, that history repeats itself, then it is abundantly evident that the violence first displayed by Cain repeats itself ten thousand fold and then some, by thousands upon thousands. Newspapers and news broadcasts seldom can avoid mentioning a new outbreak of violence. If there is no development of sin, what then shall we call this increase in brutality, violence, and bloodshed?
The LORD’S Bill of Particulars Against Levi. Malachi 2:1-17. What we have here is a basic description and delineation of the sin of Levi. Reference is here made not simply to personal sins, but to the official sins of Levi in Judahl The deep reason and legal around for Levi’s being removed out of Israel with the entire temple service of the Old Testament dispensation is here set forth in bold relief.
And the woman bare, a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him. And the spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan. between Zorah and Eshtaol. Judges 13:24, 25