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Candidate D. Kuiper was installed into the office of the ministry Friday evening, Sept. 29, with Rev. G. Vanden Berg, of Oak Lawn, officiating. Rev. Vanden Berg chose to preach on, “And I will set shepherds over them which shall feed them”, found in Jeremiah 23:4. The sermon’s theme was, “Shepherds, a Gift of God”, and was treated under these three points: The gift as such; The need for such gift; and, The benefits derived from that gift, After the sermon Rev.
REPORT OF CLASSIS EAST—October 4, 1967 At Holland, Michigan Rev. R. C. Harbach led in the opening devotions, and declared. Classis properly constituted after all the Credentials were read and adopted. Rev. H. Veldman then presided, and Rev. Harbach recorded the minutes. All the churches were represented by two delegates each. The Stated Clerk and the Classical Committee tendered their reports.
THE INVITATION SYSTEM, by Iain Murray; 32 pages (paper); Banner of Truth Trust, London, England; distributed by Puritan Publications, P.O. Box 652, Carlisle, PA 17013. Price: 15 cents. This is a very worthwhile booklet, as are many of the books and booklets published by the Banner of Truth Trust.
The office in general to which our Lord was delegated was that of Mediator between God and men. It is to be noted that “the office is essentially one, not three. We may indeed distinguish the one office into three aspects of it that are denoted by the terms prophet, priest and king; but these may never be I separated. They are not three separate offices, but rather three different aspects or functions of the one office. There is one fundamental thought in them all, one idea that lies at the basis of all three.
We now continue with our quotation from Philip Schaff. (Vol. III, 988 ff.), on the life of Augustine. Augustine, the man with upturned eye, with pen in the left hand, and a burning heart in the right (as he is usually represented), is a philosophical and theological genius of the first order, towering like a pyramid above his age, and looking down commandingly upon succeeding centuries. He had a mind uncommonly fertile and deep, bold and soaring; and with it, what is better, a heart full of Christian love and humility.
And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men. And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.
CONFESSION OF GUILT The following article appeared in the R.E.S. News Exchange: