First Church auditorium was the place Rev. Heys chose to give an illustrated talk on the labors performed last summer in Jamaica. Men, women and children came out to see the slides picturing the beauty of the island and, the smiling faces of many of the members of the Jamaican Prot. Ref. Churches.
In several recent articles we have considered the proposed merger of the Reformed Church in America with the Southern Presbyterian Church. Within a few months the outcome of the merger proposal should be known. But one wonders why the Reformed Church and the Christian Reformed Church would not rather more actively seek each other?
In our preceding article, we had begun with a historical survey of, Gottschalk, the champion of the truth, as set forth by Philip Schaff in his History of the Christian Church, Vol. IV, 522, ff. Particularly, we were quoting from Philip Schaff as he wrote about Gottschalk and Rabanus Maurus. Rabanus Maurus, who had in the meantime become archbishop of Mainz, had been urged to refute this “new heresy,” as advocated and taught by Gottschalk.
I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest . . . . Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 31:2, 4, 7
Campus Crusade for Christ claims to do work for Christ, and in proof points to the results it obtains. But the appeal is not valid, for results do not prove a doctrine, a cause or a movement. Dazzling productions with an imposing array of “stars” are not necessarily adjuncts of the truth. Moses learned this in connection with the divinely directed use of his rod. Jannes and Jambres also produced astounding results. Apparently good results may be obtained by application of the poultice or salve of a modern cult.
THE GEREFORMEERDE KERKEN AND THE WORLD COUNCIL The issue of membership in the World Council of Churches is very much alive in the Gereformeerde Kerken in spite of the decisions taken at the Reformed Ecumenical Synod and in spite of unfavorable advice which the Gereformeerde Kerken received from their sister church, the Christian Reformed Church. In the October 22 issue of the RES Newsletter we read of a pamphlet recently published by a committee appointed by the General Synod in which membership was discussed.
AN EVALUATION OF KUITERT’S DOGMATICAL VIEWS (cont.) Last time I offered a few observations about the third, dogmatical part of Dr. Kuitert’s lecture from a formal point of view. We are now ready to consider this same section, of his lecture materially, and to evaluate the contents of the dogmatical implications which he himself drew from his presentation of Genesis 1-3 and creation.