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Rev. C. Hanko is in receipt of a call to labor in the congregation in Hull, Iowa. A later report informs us that this call has also been declined. Candidate Dale Kuiper has gladdened the hearts of the members of the congregation at Randolph, Wis., by accepting the call they had tendered him. Candidate Kuiper is not a stranger to the congregation, having lived in the manse as a young man while his father, the late Rev. H. Kuiper, was stationed there from 1951 to 1954. The candidate’s examination will be held in the regular September meeting of Classis West.
It has been several months since “Reformed Dogmatics” came from the press, and various book reviews are beginning to make their appearance in magazines to which review copies were sent. Because the readers of the Standard Bearer, we feel, have a special interest in this publication, we thought it would be interesting and perhaps enlightening to publish these reviews in our magazine. Two reviews, one from Christianity Today and one from theReformed Journal, appear below.
We conclude our discussion of the Form for the Ordination of Elders and Deacons by directing attention yet to the vows which the office-bearers are required to take and the subsequent charge that is given to them and also to the entire congregation.
And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any move in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand. And David arose and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
A Summer of Violence
Hagenbach, writing on the opinions of the Latin theologians, during this period, and before Augustine, writes as follows: During this period, as well as the preceding, the theologians of the Western church were more favorable than those of the Eastern, to the Augustinian doctrine. Even Arnobius speaks of a connatural infirmity, making man prone to sin. Hilary, and Ambrose of Milan, taught the defilement of sin by birth; Ambrose appealed especially to
COVENANT-BREAKING: DEPARTING FROM THE LIVING GOD (Hebrews 3:12-15)
This writer, while being taught the whole scheme of Dispensationalism, was so instructed as to see great diversity in Scripture, but was never grounded in the underlying unity of Holy Write.
In a limited sense you can properly say of these brethren and sisters on the island of Jamaica, to whom the Mission Board and the Synod sent Elder Zwak and undersigned, that they are a people that sat in darkness and now have seen a great light. You can say that without fear of offending or insulting them. For they have said it themselves and continue to say it.
In the brief report given in the September 15 issue I promised to report more fully and to offer a more detailed criticism and evaluation of the tragic decision in the “Dekker Case”. That critique I begin to present now.