All Articles For Vol 41 Issue 03 11/1/1964

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Rev. J. Kortering, of Hull, has received a call from the congregation at Isabel; South Dakota.  First Church, of Grand Rapids, has announced the following Duo for Minister: The Revs. J.A. Heys and B. Woudenberg. The new Trio for missionary consists of the Revs. D. Engelsma, G. VanBaren, and H. Veldman. This duo and trio will be presented for the congregation’s approval at the regular annual congregational meeting November 29. 

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We are discussing the question, “What is the evangelical approach according to the Scriptures?” In the previous article on this subject we considered the preaching of the Gospel in the world before the flood. We recognized the fact that there was a twofold seed: the seed of the serpent, or the natural children of Adam and Eve, who were conceived and born in sin, and, on the other hand, the seed of the woman, who also were conceived and born in sin but were regenerated by the Spirit of God.

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During the past months, preliminary to the current presidential election, we have been bombarded with the phrase: “The Great Society.” In religious circles there is heard a similar phrase to describe the present “glorious development” in the history of the church: “The Great Century.” This “Great Century” includes a hundred years of increasingly intense efforts towards uniting all churches into one super-church covering the whole earth. To give you a bird’s-eye view of this ecumenical development, I quote from one intimately associated with the present-day movement:

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The subject is of interest inasmuch as it now makes considerable headway in our country. Afoot is the so called “Project Understanding” which plans a $5,000,000 “Temple of Understanding” in or near Washington, D.C., as a “spiritual United Nations” which will house six chapels representing the Judaic, Confucian, Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and Christian religions. Its purpose is to undergird the political United Nations. 

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therefore, as the sign of the activity of saving faith, whereby we appropriate the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, belongs very essentially to the symbolism of the Lord’s Supper. As certainly as the activity of saving faith is necessary for the appropriation of Christ and all His benefits, so surely do the eating and drinking of the broken bread and the wine poured out belong essentially to the symbolism of the supper of the Lord. 

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