With a Classis report as long as that one, we’re going to have to be rather selective in our choice of news items for this issue, and save the rest for next time. Rev. Heys writes that he plans his Farewell Sermon for April 19, and that he’s “booked up with meetings” to the very end of his stay. He also mentioned that the days were getting warmer—meaning temperatures higher than 80 degrees. That was on March 25, the day prior to one in which the schools in Grand Rapids had to be called off as the result of a...
Classis West of the Protestant Reformed Churches met from March 4 through 6 in South Holland, Illinois. Twenty-one ministers and elders represented the twelve churches in Classis West. At this Classis, for the first time, the opening devotions included the exposition of a passage of Scripture. Rev. Dale H.
Both air and water pollution today are matters of great concern. Not only is our water being polluted by poisons and filth which are being poured into them at a steady rate, our air also is becoming less and less fit for breathing and more and more dangerous for our very life.
One is not and never ought to be surprised at being severely criticized for standing on the sure foundation of Reformed truth. But it is something else when, out of a clear blue sky, one who uncompromisingly takes such a stand is charged with committing no less than the unpardonable sin. By the March 15, 1970 issue of The Standard Bearer intelligence of this pitiful attack comes, revealing its source to be the March issue ofMissionary Monthly, which rarely, and not in this instance either, comes to our hands.
The sixth and final report adopted in 1968 by the World Council of Churches is titled: “Towards New Styles of Living.” One might well wonder, upon reading that title, what W.C.C. would come up with in this report. One woman explained the title at the meeting in Uppsala:
(The text of an address delivered on February 6, 1970, under the auspices of the Lecture Committee of the Michigan Protestant Reformed Churches. The second installment will appear in the May 1 issue.)
To gain the proper perspective with respect to our subject, we must go back in our thoughts to Old Testament days. You will recall that in the land of the captivity in the days of Darius the Mede the enemies of Daniel persuaded the king to issue a decree that no one, for a period of thirty days, should ask anything of any god or man, except of the king.
The Staff extends its Christian sympathy to our former News Editor (and still occasional contributor), Mr. John M. Faber, in the recent death of his sister, Mrs. Grace Ondersma. A bit belatedly, we call your attention to a rather serious typographical error which crept into Rev. Harbach’s article in the issue of March 15, page 281, second column, lines 1-3, which should read: ” . . . free to preach the gospel within (not: “without”) the branches of the armed forces . . . “