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Rev. R.C. Harbach, of Kalamazoo, has declined the call to be Home Missionary of our churches. Rev. J. Kortering, of Hull, has declined the call which came to him from Edgerton, Minn. Rev. Harbach has received a call from Randolph, Wis.; and Rev. Lanting is considering a call which he received from Edgerton. Rev. Kortering is also considering the call he received from Hudsonville. Isabel, S. Dak. has announced the following trio: Revs. D. Engelsma, J. Kortering, and M. Schipper.
“Luther Is Grote Catechismus” by Prof. Dr. P. Boendermaker.(Luther’s Werken II). Published by J.H. Kok, N.V. Kampen, Netherlands. 138 pages. F 1, 75.
It is commonly asserted that those who insist on a particular atonement are, nevertheless, compelled to ignore this doctrine in their preaching, particularly in the mission field. Even if one is convinced that Christ died only for the elect, he cannot say so when he is preaching to unbelievers or even to a mixed audience. Actually in the mission field the preacher is compelled to declare to all men promiscuously: “Christ died for you.” This is what Dr. Daane literally writes in the Reformed Journal of December, 1464.
Although there is a sense, carefully circumscribed by Barth, in which Barth. maintains that the Bible neither claims nor possesses authority—it is “merely” the witness to Christ, who possesses all authority—he would vehemently deny the validity of the criticism we raised against his view of Scripture in the preceding article. That the Bible is the words of men, even to the extent of being their fallible words, does not mean, according to Barth, that the Bible cannot be the Word of God. In fact, this error-prone book is the Word of God.
Many are the figures used in Scripture to present to us the full and rich truth concerning the Church of God. That Church is likened to a flock of sheep beloved and protected by the Shepherd. She is presented as a beautiful temple in which the living God dwells by His Spirit. We see her as the royal bride of Christ who enters into an intimate and endless life of fellowship with Christ. The figure of a vine with its branches and its fruit also appears upon the pages of Holy Writ to represent the inseparable and intimate connection between...
THE JUDGES INDICTED BY STEPHEN Acts 7:51-53
And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the tribe of Benjamin was taken. . . . the family of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was taken: and when they sought him, he could not be found. I Samuel 10:20, 21
Hailed as a modern liberal Pentecostal movement, Buchmanism is strictly not an organization with an official membership. It is rather a “do-gooder” movement calculated to so change individuals, societies and nations as to convert mankind into one universal peace corps before the third world war annihilates humanity. In England it is known as the Oxford Group movement. In Switzerland it is known as Moral Re-Armament. It gets its nickname from Frank Nathan Daniel. Buchman, of nominal Lutheran background. He was born in 1878 at Pennsburg, PA. He died in Switzerland, August 1961, at 83.
GOD IS DEAD? There have always been men who with an ultimate arrogance pronounced the death sentence upon the living God. Nietsche tried it; so did Voltaire. But these men were generally outside the Church. Again today men are doing the same. The difference is that these “death sentences” are not coming from atheistic Russia, but from theologians within the church.
SCRIPTURE AND SATISFACTION We are busy discussing and describing the nature of the atonement in connection with the question whether or not the atonement is in its very nature limited. Dr. Daane, in treating the issues of the Dekker Case, denies that the atonement is limited in its very nature and, on the contrary, claims that the atonement is in its very nature unlimited.