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All Articles For Vol 47 Issue 15 5/1/1971

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REPORT OF CLASSIS EAST April 7, 1971 At Hudsonville Church  Classis East met in regular session on April 7, 1971 at the Hudsonville Prot. Ref. Church and speedily conducted its routine business.  Rev. R. Harbach, chairman of the January Classis, led in opening devotions and after the credentials were received, declared Classis to be properly constituted. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Rev. H. Veldman then presided and Rev. Harbach recorded the minutes. 

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Continuing to call attention to the doctrine of the atonement as set forth in the Protestant creeds, we first quote from the Gallican or French Confession, A.D. 1559. We note that in the articles we quote the emphasis is laid upon the truth that Christ upon the cross accomplished all righteousness, reconciled us to God, and that our justification rests solely upon this work of our Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary, refuting the error of the Romish church that man’s works are meritorious. We quote Articles 16-18:

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Not far from here is an old abandoned gold mine stowed away in the mountains. Its tunnels are collapsed, loose rock lies scattered everywhere, its rugged walls stand beaten and battered. Many people go up to this mine just to do a bit of exploring on their own. Some carry picks, some small hammers, some wield a sledge hammer as they beat away at the hard rock. Even experts in the field of rock hunting like to probe around, trying to find some rare stone to add to their collection.

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Tonight I call your attention to the Christian and his proper attitude toward war. I have taken it upon myself to shorten the subject as it was originally assigned to me. We were taught in our theological school to have our themes as short as possible. The late Rev. Hoeksema had a strong dislike for lengthy themes. I, therefore, took it upon myself to shorten the subject assigned to me, and I believe that I give expression to it in the words: The Christian and War. 

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DID CHRIST ATONE FOR SIN?  One has come to expect almost anything in the way of doctrinal deviation from the Netherlands. Another example of this is to be found in the February 23 issue of the R.E.S. Newsletter under the title “Doctoral Dissertation On Reconciliation Arouses Concern In Netherlands.” We quote it here in full.

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Several months ago in the course of a conversation concerning the need and the possibility of a reformation in the Christian Reformed denomination the above question arose. It arose not in my mind: for to me this has never been a question. But it arose when I and a colleague insisted to a non-Protestant Reformed brother that a basic requisite of reformation in the Christian Reformed Church would be the repudiation of the common grace doctrine of the Three Points of 1924.

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