Vol 41 Issue 05

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News From Our Churches

The Prot. Ref. High School Circle sponsored a public meeting of the friends of our own high school Nov. 12, at Southwest Church in Grand Rapids. The speaker was Prof. H.C. Hoeksema and his topic was, “Parental Obligation Respecting Protestant Reformed Secondary Education.” In this way the High School Circle is doing the School Society a service by helping to arouse the interest of the parents in the necessity of having our own high school, besides doing the parents a service by making them aware of their responsibility in this vital matter.

Report of The Eastern Ladies’ League Meeting

The Fall Meeting of the Eastern Ladies’ League was held on Thursday evening October 22, 1964 at The First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. T. Van Eenenaan played the piano prelude. The meeting was opened by singing our theme song, Psalter No. 374, Dutch Psalm 89:1, and Psalter No. 422, vs. 2. Mrs. J.

Report Of The Western Ladies’ League Meeting

Our fall meeting was held the afternoon of September 25, at Doon, Iowa. An organ prelude was played by Mrs. Jim Blankespoor. Rev. H. Hanko opened with prayer. Our chairman of the league, Mrs. William denBesten led us in singing our theme song, Psalter No. 298, and then Psalter No. 256. She then read fromDeut. 6:5-7. Rev. H. Hanko was introduced as our speaker.

The Forty-Day Period In Scripture

From the Men’s Society of our Edgerton Church comes this question: Does the forty days of Jonah 3:4have any relationship to those of Exodus 34:28, I Kings 19:8, and Matthew 4:2,

Naomi – Mara

So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?  And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.  I went out fill, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD bath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

A New Confession For Presbyterians

This is the age of ecumenicism, the era of church union. With all this church union comes, sadly enough, doctrinal indifference and decay. One would think that if, as some claim, this is the golden age of the church when, as never before, the church is seeking the unity of the body of Christ, that these years would be characterized by increased doctrinal interest, by flourishing doctrinal studies, by important developments of the truth. But quite the contrary is the case. In their haste to come together, churches coldly shoulder doctrine aside.

The Inspiration Of The Scriptures

We concluded our preceding article on the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures with the observation that no man has the right to assume any other attitude toward the divine Scriptures than that of humble submission. God Himself wrote His own Word, and man should assume an attitude of neutrality over against it?! 

A Relevant Salvation

“A Relevant Salvation,” by Reginald E.O. White, 132 pp., Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. Price: $2.25  This is a book of brief sermons, written by an English preacher and teacher. In eighteen chapters, divided into two main sections under the general headings, “The Modern Malaise” and “A Relevant Salvation,” the author is supposed to set forth “Christianity as the only cure for modern man’s malaise,” according to the claim on the dust jacket. 

The Evangelical Approach In The Time Of Christ

Dr. Daane writes in the October issue of the Reformed Journal under the heading “From 1924 to 1964”: “Yet today even critics of Professor Dekker’s position are openly acknowledging God’s love for all men. This represents a tremendous change—and a tremendous gain. We may expect that this will bring about a profound- change in the pulpit messages of Christian Reformed Churches. And if it is true that God loves all men, then silence on so profound and glorious a truth has been a serious and sad omission . . .

The Doctrine Of The Church, Chapter IX, The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (continued from November 15 issue)

Another interpretation of the connection between the signs of the Lord’s Supper and the things signified is denoted by the term consubstantiation. It is not exactly a Lutheran term, although it is accepted by the Lutherans as being substantially correct as a representation of their view.