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All Articles For Vol 47 Issue 14 4/15/1971

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In our last article we were busy with Calvin’s presentation of the atonement in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book II, Chapter 16. We noted that he does not emphasize the particular character of the suffering and death of Christ, but also observed that this was not a burning issue in his day. We did call attention to the fact that the Genevan reformer stressed the elements of satisfaction and the vicarious nature of the passion of our Lord.

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In actuality there is no such word as the one which forms the title which we have chosen for this time. But there ought to be.  And in the minds of those who walk. in His fear there is such a word.  There was a time when there was no word Christian; and then a day came when the disciples were called Christians. And a new word was formed. 

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IS THE CHRISTIAN’S CALLING ORGANIZATIONAL?  In the March 6 issue of the Canadian Reformed Magazine there appears a review of the book “Out of Concern for the Church.” In this review, the author touches upon some criticisms of the A.A.C.S. and the C.L.A.C. and other Christian organizations which we consider valid and which we have ourselves long felt to be justified.

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Question  “I have several questions concerning the Form for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper.  “First of all, where did it originate to read the first part of the form for preparatory, and then just the second part for the actual communion service? It is true that the first part., dealing with the examination of ourselves, is a part dealing with preparatory, and that the form consists of two parts; but it is my feeling that they should not be separated. Have the Synod, Classes, or local consistories originated this? 

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