Rev. D. Engelsma, pastor of the Loveland congregation has declined the call from Doon, Iowa; and shortly thereafter he received another call—this time from our church in Randolph, Wisconsin.
Writing to the Hebrews, many of whom lived through that transitional period between the end of the Old and the beginning of the New Testament, it would come to them as no surprise to read the author’s words to the effect that “the first tabernacle . . . stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings,” (Heb.
We have been considering the immediate and strong concern of the Reformation for Christian schools. In this article, we will take note of the curriculum of these schools, as proposed by the leading Reformers, Luther and Philip Melanchthon.
In our preceding article we were quoting from Rev. Hoeksema’s notes in which he presents the views of Aquinas in the atonement of Christ. And Rev. Hoeksema’s first observation was that Aquinas denied that atonement was absolutely necessary, as Anselm had strenuously argued. We now continue with these quotations from Rev. Hoeksema’s notes.
Before long we again have our June weddings. True, there are also weddings throughout the year; but June seems to be the time when most wedding bells ring. Did you know that our Church Order has an article about weddings? In Article 70 we read: “Since it is proper that the matrimonial state be confirmed in the presence of Christ’s Church, according to the Form for that purpose, the Consistory shall attend to it.”
AN INFALLIBLE POPE? Since the days when Pope John XXIII called into session Vatican II the Roman Catholic Church has been swept by calls for reform that have grown increasingly loud and strident. There have been changes suggested and made in various practices and in the liturgy of the Romish Church. There have been many theologians who have attached some very important doctrines of Roman Catholicism and questioned many others.
Doctrinal Tensions “Down Under” (4) In our previous editorial on this subject we dealt with Dr. Runia’s summary and evaluation of Dr. G.C. Berkouwer’s views on reprobation and the latter’s criticisms of the Canons of Dordrecht. And we found that Runia expressed substantial agreement with Dr. Berkhouwer.