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Vol 44 Issue 14

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News From Our Churches

On Sunday Morning, March 24, in First Church of Grand Rapids, “the minister and rulers of the church of God, being assembled in the name and authority of our Lord Jesus Christ” under the disagreeable necessity of being further grieved for members of their congregation, came to the “last remedy” of excommunicating the impenitent “to the end that they might not put the whole body of the church in danger, and that God’s name might not be blasphemed.” Let every one of us, besides those who heard the Form read that morning, “take warning by this and such like examples;...

Report of Classis West

March 11, 1968 Loveland, Colorado  Report of the meeting of Classis West held in South Holland, Illinois on March 6, 1968  Classis West met in South Holland, Illinois on March 6 for one day. All of the twelve churches in Classis West were represented; a total of twenty one delegates attended the meeting. Rev. R. Decker presided over this Classis.

Book Reviews

ASSEN 1926; J.H. Kok, Uitgeversmij, Kampen, The Netherlands; 31 pages; price, f 1, 25. 

All Around Us

THE PROOF OF IT ALL  It has been repeatedly argued in the Standard Bearerthat for anyone of our schools to accept federal aid would inevitably result in some form of government control of education. There is sufficient evidence that this is true. But some people, for whatever motives, remain unconvinced. Nevertheless the evidence is growing and leaves the point beyond dispute. 

The Doctrine of Sin, The Second Period—250-730 A.D., The Pelagian Controversy, The Augustinian System

Calling attention to the truth as set forth by Augustine in connection with the doctrine of sin, we would make two preliminary observations. First of all, we have already called attention to the life of this church father, to his walk in sin and in immorality and his calling out of darkness into God’s marvelous light. Pelagius did not experience this mighty transformation by the grace of God.

David and Abner

And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make thy league with me, and, behold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee. II Samuel 3:12

Worship Order

“O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”

The Book of Hebrews

NOT MILK BUT SOLID FOOD (Hebrews 6:1-3)  As far as the time is concerned the readers should already be teachers of others. But, alas, they are as those who must again be taught the first principles of the oracles of God. They have not yet attained unto “perfection.” They are not yet “teleioon,” that is, full grown men and women in Christ, who have come to spiritual maturity. They must not go backwards but forwards in their understanding of the truth in Christ! 

Love and the Neighbor’s Name

In the ninth commandment, and thus at the end of the law, we find mention of the neighbor for the first time in that law.  The first four commandments speak literally of God. The fifth makes mention of father and mother. Six, seven and eight are quite general in their brief, forceful commands. But nine and ten make mention literally of the neighbor.

Jamaica An Open Door

What’s being done in Jamaica?  This question is being raised very often nowadays both by our office bearers and our congregations. It is a good question; it should be raised and by all means demands an answer.  Jamaica is an open door.  It is a joy to be part of a church that has an open door. 

4/15/1968