All Articles For Vol 43 Issue 19 8/1/1967

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Rev. C. Hanko, of Redlands, has received the call from our church in South Holland; Hull’s congregation has called Rev. G. Vanden Berg, of Oak Lawn; Randolph has called Candidate D. Kuiper from a trio which included Revs. C. Hanko and G. Vanden Berg; and, Forbes had named the following trio: Revs. R. C. Harbach and G. Vanden Berg and Candidate D. Kuiper, with the Candidate receiving the call. The Outing of the Protestant Reformed Young Peo­ple’s Convention will be held in Hull Park and Newton Hills. Candidate D. Kuiper will be the speaker.

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If the world’s problems are to be faced responsibly, there must be cooperation economically, politically, educationally, and scientifically. This few will deny. But also ecclesiastically! Christians from everywhere need to meet and talk and learn from one another. To to anything less is to exceed the sin of Nero. He only fiddled while a city burned. Today the world’s on fire! Because it is, churches need to seek one another in a significant worldwide ecclesiastical community. For these are not ordinary days.

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The second part of the Form for the Ordination of Elders and Deacons deals with the office of the deacon. This Form is rather brief, dealing with just two matters. First of all the origin and institution of the office is recorded, and this is followed by a brief description of the office itself. To these matters we will return presently, but let us first make some general observations.

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We have pointed out that the law of God from the beginning of history was the standard by which men were to live, and that before the law of Moses was revealed. Very early in history Job knew the law. But C.I. Scofield denies that “the law had then been known.” Says he: “It would have been impossible, in a discussion covering the whole field of sin, of the providential government of God, and of man’s relation to Him, to avoid all reference to the law if the law had then been known (SRB, p.

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