Vol 44 Issue 02

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News From Our Churches

The Reformed Free Publication Association met in Annual Business Meeting Sept. 21 in Southeast Church. Election of three board members and the adoption of several constitution changes occupied most of the evening after Rev. H. Veldman delivered a short but pithy talk. The speaker reminded the members of their continued responsibility to contend for the faith through our Standard Bearer which has for forty years been the means of publicly proclaiming and defending the basic truths of Scripture.

Report of Classis East

Report of Classis East July 5 and September 13, 1967 At Hudsonville, Michigan  Rev. G. VanBaren led in the opening devotions. After Classis was declared properly constituted, the Rev. R.C. Harbach presided while the Rev. VanBaren recorded the minutes. 

Book Reviews

ASLEEP IN JESUS, by J. H. Hartenberger; Baker Book House; 120 pp., $1.50 (paper). 

Treasurer’s Report—RFPA

Balance on Hand September 1, 1966—$1,306.79 Receipts  Subscriptions—$4,638.90  Membership Dues—$137.00  Gifts—$4,837.84  Advertising—$192.00  Bound Volumes—$690.50  Receipts for year—$10,496.24  Total Receipts—$11,803.03 Disbursements  Wobbema Printing—$9,297.74  Holland Bookbinding Co.—$503.75  Mr. J. Dykstra — Gift—$300.00  Miscellaneous—$164.00 

Annual Secretary’s Report—RFPA

It is again with thanksgiving to our covenant God that we as Reformed Free Publishing Association are privileged to complete our forty-third year of publishing and distributing the Standard Bearer. 

The Doctrine of Sin, The Second Period—250-730 A.D., The Pelagian Controversy, Life of Augustine (Philip Schaff)

It is a venturesome and delicate undertaking to write one’s own life (the undersigned believes that our readers will be interested in an account of Augustine’s life, particularly with a view to the Pelagian controversy, as set forth by Philip Schaff in his history of the Christian Church, Vol. III, 988 ff.), even though that life be a masterpiece of nature or of the grace of God, and therefore most worthy to be described. Of all autobiographies none has so happily avoided the reef of vanity and self-praise, and none has won so much esteem and.

Our Seminary

Our Seminary is under the direct supervision of the Synod and its officially appointed Theological School Committee, which carries out the work in the interim between the annual meetings of Synod. The Theological School Committee is an out-growth of the former Curatorium, which supervised the school in the early days of our existence, before we were organized as a full-fledged. denomination with Classes and Synod.

All Around Us

END OF AFRICAN MISSIONS?  The missionary work of the church in Africa is in deep trouble. As the African nations emerge from paganism and take their place on the scene of Twentieth Century History, they show an increasing hatred of the white man’s church and of the work of missions. Some evidences of this:  —In Uganda twelve Roman Catholic priests were expelled from the land. The charge against them was smuggling arms, but reliable reports indicated they were only helping refugees from the fighting between Uganda and Sudan.

The Book of Hebrews

Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixes with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although their works were finished from the foundation of the world.

The Meditation of Christ

About ten years before he became, or knew anything about being Protestant Reformed, this writer came across a tiny book in the library of his maternal grandparents, entitled, “The Heidelberg Catechism.” On page 7 of this little book a question is asked, “What sort of a mediator and deliverer then must we seek for?” The answer given is: “For one who is very man, and perfectly righteous; and yet more powerful than all creatures; that is, one who is also very God.” Since we are to seek such a mediator, is there such a mediator to be found? Holy Writ assures...