All Articles For Vol 46 Issue 15 5/1/1970

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The last in a series of lectures in the Grand Rapids area was held in First Church on April 9. Rev. G. Lubbers, the chairman of the meeting, mentioned that the committee was happy with the subject chosen. We find ourselves living in the last hour—that is, between the cross and the return of Christ. Since we are a church of hope, the topic, “The Return of the Glorified Christ,” is of utmost importance and of very real interest to us. Rev. Lubbers also mentioned that the committee was happy to have as a speaker, Rev. G. VanBaren.

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Some time ago it was reported in The Standard Bearer that the Gereformeerde Kerken in a synodical decision reminded the churches that the confessions have binding authority upon all as an accepted basis of fellowship. Even this decision was a qualified and ambiguous one: for the Synod “recognized that the manner of expression and the method of argument in the creedal standards should offer no obstacle to officers of the church to express their complete agreement” (RES News Exchange, Nov. 18, 1969).

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