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Did you notice in the above Classis Report the decision taken to adopt a fine idea with which to open each Classical gathering?
Report of Classis West, convened in Randolph, Wisconsin on September 3, 1969 Classis West of the Protestant Reformed Churches met in Randolph, Wisconsin on September 3, 1969. Rev. Dale H. Kuiper presided over this meeting of Classis. The twelve churches in Classis West were represented by eight ministers and thirteen elders.
It is with thanksgiving to our faithful God, Who through His Spirit and grace has enabled us to continue the publication of the Standard Bearer, that we make this report.
UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURES, by A. De Gruff and C. Seerveld; The Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship; 1969; 92 pp., $1.65 Canadian funds (paper). The sub-title of this book is “How to Read and not to Read the Bible.” It is part of the Christian Perspective Series of 1969 and contains lectures given by the authors at the study conferences of AACS in the summer of 1968.
But matters surely do not stand thus. Adam in Paradise stands in God’s covenant. He also possesses life. Moreover, only in the way of obedience will he be able to keep the life which he possesses. But eternal life is neither in him nor of him. That is life such as the elect can receive only from Christ, Immanuel, God with us. As far as Christ stands above Adam, so far stands the life which we receive from Christ above the life which Adam possessed or ever could possess. And what Christ merits for us Adam could never obtain.
THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT continued (Hebrews 9:15, 16)
So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.
The World Council of Churches, meeting at Uppsala, Sweden in 1968, had as its general theme, “Behold, I make all things new.” The gathering produced and adopted six reports related to that theme. The first of these six reports I consider in this article. The report treats “The Holy Spirit and the Catholicity of the Church.”
It was suggested at Synod in June that the report which the emissaries of 1968 filed with the Mission Committee, and which was read at the 1969 Synod, be published so that our people could “get the feel” of the work being accomplished on the Island of Jamaica.