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First Church of Grand Rapids announces the following trios have been made: for Minister—the Revs. H. Hanko, M. Schipper and B. Woudenberg; for Missionary—the Revs. D. Engelsma, J. Kortering and G. VanBaren. The congregational meeting to elect men from these trios is scheduled for March 23. Kalamazoo has scheduled a congregational meeting for March 17 for the purpose of approving the purchase of a church building. Further details will have to await our next issue.
“The Passion and Death of Christ,” C.H. Spurgeon. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI (Paperback, 152 pp., $1.45) This, as the title indicates, is a book for Lent. It is a book of twelve sermons; however, there is no single theme or viewpoint in this collection of sermons. They are aphoristic sermons which have only this in common, that they all deal with some aspect of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.
How Many Loves of God? As our readers know from editorials appearing in theStandard Bearer, there is a growing controversy in the Christian Reformed Church concerning the love of God. Especially the editors of the Reformed Journalare arguing that God’s love extends to all men without distinction.
This, according to present plan, will be the concluding article on the World Council of Churches. It should be evident that if one is to judge the organization simply from a human viewpoint, that is, from the viewpoint of its outward success in achieving its own goals, a person would have to commend the W.C.C. It has succeeded in establishing a degree of oneness among its 300 million members,—a oneness such as has not been evident since the time of the Reformation. It is a “voice” to reckon with in political organizations of this earth.
Although it does not manifest itself at birth, each of us has his own peculiar nature and characteristics. The new-born babe looks like any other babe in the nursery. There are a few external features that distinguish. They vary in size, amount of hair, color of hair, roundness of face and weight, but the physical features that will distinguish them from others are not as sharply defined as they will be in years to come. They look very much alike, so much so in fact that precautions need be taken lest the parents take home from the hospital the wrong...
It is our purpose in this and in following articles to discuss the so-called “five points of Calvinism” in connection with the subject of missions. We shall begin this discussion with an article or two on the truth of sovereign predestination and its place in the preaching of the gospel on the mission field.
The Roman Catholic Church claims to be exclusively the true church of Christ. All churches other than the Romish are the false church. No man may know Christ unless he is willing to learn that this church, than which there is no other, is not a thing of evil, but instead the one only hope of the world, and, indeed, an extension of Christ Himself. So that haters of this church hate Christ and crucify Him afresh.
Dear Mr. Editor: Ordinarily an item of news emanating from the Radio Committee of our Reformed Witness Hour would appear in Mr. J.M. Faber’s column of the Standard Bearer. But since Mr. Faber might find this “news item” rather lengthy for his very well edited column, we respectfully request a small space in “Contributions.” Briefly stated, the gist of our message is tape recordings.