All Articles For Vol 43 Issue 06 12/15/1966

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Rev. G. Lanting, of Holland, Mich., has accepted the call which came to him from our church at Edgerton, Minn. Installation service will be conducted Dec. 9, by Rev. R. Decker’ of Doon, Iowa.  Holland’s new trio consists of the Revs. D. Engelsma, C. Hanko and M. Schipper. Rev. J. A. Heys declined Randolph’s call, and Rev. Engelsma Hull’s call.  * * * 

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With this article, we conclude our study of Barth’s doctrine of Scripture. In the August 1, 1966, issue of the Standard Bearer, we took note of Barth’s explanation of the classical, Biblical passages on inspiration, an’explanation that centered on the phrase in II Timothy 3:16: “All scripture is God-breathed.” We saw that the main elements of Barth’s explanation of this crucial phrase include: 

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In the October issue of the Reformed Journal, J. K. Van Baalen writes an article entitled “Evolution and the Bible.” The purpose of this article is to show that evolutionism (not in its mechanical sense, but in its theistic sense) is perfectly compatible with Scripture. The article mocks the literal interpretation of Genesis 1and the idea of a universal flood.

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Miracles Speaking of miracles in connection with the providence of God, the subject is surely of sufficient importance to merit special attention and consideration. On the one hand, the miracles of Holy Writ are usually treated in connection with the providence of the Lord. And, on the other hand, the subject itself is surely of sufficient significance. The Scriptures record many miracles, especially in the New Testament. Miracles are recorded, of course, also in the Old Testament, especially during the ministry of Elisha. But they abound in the New Testament.

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Introduction At some time or another you have undoubtedly heard the expression: “Ministers are born, not made.” The expression has been used with more than a singular application. It is subject to diverse interpretations, but the one main thought which it conveys is very clear. The point is that ministers of the Word are the product of God’s making, not man’s. In the latter sense of the word, ministers cannot be made.

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