“And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.” Genesis 13:10, 11
Upon the request of the Mission Committee Southwest’s Consistory has granted their pastor, Rev. Lubbers, permission to labor for six Sundays in Pella, Iowa. Rev. and Mrs. Lubbers’ plan was to be gone from home from Jan. 10 to Feb. 18. Rev. Veldman, of Hudsonville, was obtained to teach the two mid-week catechism classes on Tuesday evening, and the Elders were assigned the Saturday classes.
SPURGEON, HEIR OF THE PURITANS, by Ernest W. Bacon; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1968; 184 pp., $3.95. The author believed, it was time to write a new biography of C.H. Spurgeon in order to show how Spurgeon carried on the Puritan tradition. His purpose is to demonstrate that a return to Puritan theology as exemplified by the “Prince of Preachers” would cure most, if not all, of the ecclesiastical ills afflicting our modem age.
Prof. H.C. Hoeksema Editor, The Standard Bearer Esteemed Brother in Christ: After I lived almost 40 years in the Netherlands, excuse me when my writing is a mixture of Dutch and English (I have taken the liberty of translating the Dutch expressions, HCH). You wrote in the last Standard Bearer that comments are welcome on the article of Prof. Meeter.
I will stand in my watch tower. I will be alert as I observe all that goes on round about me. I will seek the solitude, the quiet of my tower to be alone with my God, to watch, to pray, and . . . to wait for His answer. That was the intent of the prophet Habakkuk, as he informs us in the second chapter of his prophecy. Do you care to join him there?
Some time ago we informed our readers that approximately $3,000.00 was deposited in Barcleys Bank in Jamaica, an amount collected by our churches to be used for the poor. Some of this amount was distributed by Rev. Heys and Mr. Feenstra while they worked there last summer. Distribution of the balance however, awaited further decision by the deacons of Hudsonville in consultation with our emissaries.
Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was toward Absalom. And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead: And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him, So Joab put the words in her mouth. . .
Compromise decisions, always the result of being afraid to maintain the Scriptural truth of God’s absolute sovereignty, are never conducive to the welfare and real peace of the church of God. At the synod of Chiersy, 849, Gottschalk had been condemned as an incorrigible heretic, deposed from the priesthood, publicly scourged for obstinacy, compelled to bum his books, and shut up in prison.
You have a heart murmur. Let it be stated to every reader of these lines that he has a heart murmur. This is not a physician’s diagnosis of a physical condition. It may or it may not be true in that sense that you have a heart murmur. With most of the readers of these lines this undoubtedly is not true. With those among whom it may be true it still does not mean that they have anything about which to worry, and that this condition indicates future heart trouble or heart failure due to that murmur.