Vol 42 Issue 04

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News From Our Churches

Rev. B. Woudenberg, of Edgerton, Minn., has received a call from Forbes, N.D.  Rev. Woudenberg has accepted the call which he had received from Lynden, Wash.

Book Reviews

A HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS, by Stephen Neill. (Vol. VI in “The Pelican History of the Church”).  Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 622 pages. $7.50. The author of this book is thoroughly acquainted with his subject, having spent some time as missionary in South India, 20 years as a wandering evangelist, lecturer to educated Hindus and Muslims, theological teacher and finally Bishop of Tinnevelly. He was also a member of the Joint Committee which brought into being the Church of South India. 

Forbes’ New House of Worship

The above is a snap-shot of the new church at Forbes, N.D. The building was recently moved from the neighboring vicinity of Ashley, N.D., and placed in the new location in the center of the town of Forbes. It is rectangular in shape, 24 by 40 feet in size. The interior has been newly decorated and is equipped with acoustical tile ceiling. It has twenty lo-foot pews plus two smaller ones which provide Forbes with room for growth and expansion. The Lord has provided this needed church property for the congregation of Forbes at the cost of about $2,500.00.

The Doctrine of Creation, Calvin-Hodge

CALVIN  Having discussed in several chapters, in Vol. I, Chapter XIV, on his Institutes of the Christian Religion, the creation of angels, Calvin then resumes his discussion of the creation of the world. In this discussion, he is very brief. Later, in chapter XV, he discusses at length the creation of man. Having discussed the creation of the angels, Calvin writes:

Barth’s Doctrine of Scripture

In The Word of God and the Word of Man, Barth remarks on the so-called “formal principle” of the Reformation, the principle of the sole authority of the Bible, and, in one statement, shows his deep disagreement with the historic, Reformed estimation of Scripture: The Reformers “had the courage to allow so accidental, contingent, and human a thing as the Bible to become a serious witness of the revelation of God, to allow a book which was in itself profane to becomeHoly Scripture” (in the chapter entitled, “Task of the Reformed Churches.”).

The Vatican Council

THE VATICAN COUNCIL  The Roman Catholic Church has already passed some important resolutions in what is generally agreed to be the last session of the Second Vatican Council. 


The writer in early childhood spent many a summer on the East coast at the seashore of Atlantic City, N.J., where daytimes were spent on the beach, bathing in the surf, reveling in glorious sunshine and embibing the delicious, invigorating salt air. Evenings, when in our teens, we were permitted to “walk the boardwalk” alone, visiting the auctions, the gadget demonstrations, and, among the many other intriguing sights, the free lectures. It was at the latter dubious place we were first introduced to astrology.

The Beginning of Wisdom (3)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. 

Israel’s Rejection of Jehovah

Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,  And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations . . .  And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.