Vol 41 Issue 15

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News From Our Churches

The Reformed Witness Hour schedule for May is as follows: May 9—God’s Delight in the Life of the Penitent Sinner (I); May 16—God’s Delight in the Life of the Penitent Sinner (II); May 23—The Parable of the Sower (I); May 30—The Parable of the Sower (II). The first two sermons are expositions of God’s Word as recorded in Ezekiel 33:11, and the last two are on the text found in Matt.

Report of Classis East

REPORT OF CLASSIS EAST held April 7, 1965, at Holland, Mich.  Rev. G. Lanting led in opening devotions, and declared the classis properly constituted after the credentials had been accepted. Then Rev. G. Lubbers, following the order of rotation, presided, while Rev. Lanting recorded minutes.  This classis, too, was marked by the fact that most of the work was routine, and the meeting was brief. We were finished with our work about an hour before noon.

The Belgic Confession, Article XIII, God’s Government And Sin (continued)

Scripture on God’s Government and Sin (Continued)  When we turn to the New Testament Scriptures with this question as to the relation between God’s government and sin, we are immediately reminded of what Scripture says concerning the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. And Scripture speaks clearly on this subject. 

R.C.A. – P.C.U.S.—Proposed Merger

In the past few years, reports have appeared concerning the possible merger of two denominations of Calvinistic background: the Reformed Church of America and the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (commonly known as the Southern Presbyterian Church). In the March 15th issue of the Standard Bearer, Rev. H. Hanko called attention to the progress made in the discussions. Other religious magazines have also called attention to the developments taking place. For your information, I quote from Christianity Today, February 26, 1965:

All Around Us

The Black Home Still Runs  An interesting article recently appeared in a local newspaper entitled “See Catastrophic War If Famine and Pestilence Go Unchecked.” A subtitle reads: “Two-thirds of Human Race Hungry While Rest Overeat.” Some quotations from this article will demonstrate what the author means.

Predestination And Mission Preaching

As our readers will recall from our previous article, Mr. Boer is writing on the subject of “Election and Missions” in the Reformed Journal. He makes a plea for the doctrine of election and also advocates that election should be a part of the contents of the preaching on the mission field, since we are to follow the example of Paul to preach the whole counsel of God. This we find highly commendatory, except for the fact that Mr. Boer does not believe in election, neither as it is taught in Scripture nor as it is maintained in our Confessions.

The Doctrine Of Creation

The Lord willing, we will now begin a discussion of the doctrine of creation. The doctrine of creation, as set forth in the Scriptures and in the Reformed Confessions, is almost universally denied today, not only in the world but also in what calls itself the church of God. A discussion of this subject can and should be of great interest. 

The Inspiration Of The Scriptures, Meaning Of Divine Inspiration

We concluded our preceding article with the question and our answer to it: What is organic inspiration? God and man did not write the Bible. Although we speak of the Primary Author and the secondary authors of the Bible, the Primary Author of the Scriptures is the Holy Spirit. God wrote the Bible. Only, He wrote the Bible through men. Organic inspiration means that these several human writers are God’s organs of inspiration.

The Song of Hannah

And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation . . . I Samuel 2:1

The Lord’s Supper Form, Introduction

Barger, in his book entitled, “Ons Kerkboek,” makes the remark that in the event our Baptism Form may be considered the best known of our liturgical treasures, we do not hesitate to say that of the entire collection of liturgical works, the Lord’s Supper Form is the most beautiful. Although it is very difficult to judge comparatively the familiarity, beauty, depth and riches of one form with another, the point is well taken that in our Form for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper we have a treasure of limitless spiritual value. We fear that this is not always appreciated...

5/1/1965