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Jamaican News. In a letter dated May 3 we learn that Rev. Lubbers had preached at five Sunday services and conducted seven mid-week services, entailing some 600 miles of Jamaican left-side-of-the-road driving. Our emissaries were there at the end of the drought season and experienced some torrential rains—one of those storms prevented them reaching Rev. Frame’s church one Sunday.
Fourthly, what does this law of God demand? To this there can be only one answer, in the light of the Word of God. The law of God demands complete perfection, or the entire conformity of the moral nature and conduct of a rational creature with the nature and will of the Lord. We are commanded to love the Lord our God with all our heart and mind and soul and strength. And we love our neighbor as ourselves. This obligation, of course, is limited to the capacity of the creature. It is not limited to the ability of the...
UPON BOTH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AND UPON THE HOUSE OF JUDAH (Hebrews 8:8b-9)(continued)
Many comments and criticisms have been made about the World Council of Churches. Some of these comments are interesting and instructive—and usually reflect upon the person himself as well as that group of people for whom he stands as spokesman. In view of this, I would consider two expressions on the W.C.C. that recently came to my attention.
“Turn off the main highway at Morganstown or Hickory, if you plan to visit Valdese. Take the road down into the valley. The little North Carolina town, as you approach it, looks for all the world like a picture of northern Italy. There are the white houses, the red tiled roofs; the rolling vineyards. But it is an American town, too, with prosperous farms, commercial bakeries and a thriving hosiery industry.”¹ There are also Waldensian colonies, about 20,000 strong, in Uruguay and Argentina. Especially are these Valdese people, as they are known, to be found in the Piedmont Valley of...
And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, thence came out a man of tee family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera: he came forth, and cursed still as he came . . . . And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.
Your little believing children have more understanding than the most learned of the unbelieving philosophers and professors, scientists and educators.
It has often been alleged that the Reformers, particularly Luther and Calvin, had little interest in and, in fact, no understanding of the mission mandate of Christ to His Church. An example of this thinking is found in the book, De Geschiedenis Van De Zending, by a certain Ds. H.A. Wiersinga. This same charge has been leveled repeatedly at the Protestant Reformed Churches. We have been labeled as “non-mission minded.” We want to quote Wiersinga at length and then examine the writings of the Reformers to determine whether what Wiersinga says is true.
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The aspect of “parochiaid” which I am about to discuss, as well as the position which I will set forth in connection with it, could well have been considered under the previous question which I raised, namely “Justice or Money?” However, because the argument of a so-called “pluralistic society” is raised so frequently by advocates of government subsidy, and because this argument has the appearance of logic, and because it is an argument fundamental (at least in their own thinking) to the entire position of “parochiaid” advocates, I am devoting special consideration to this question.