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All Articles For Vol 47 Issue 17 6/1/1971

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From our South Holland church we have received an interesting news item which we should pass along through this column. The church extension committee has completed arrangements to make a broadcast of one of the church services over WLNR-FM. This is a Lansing, Illinois, station which, because of its location in the Chicago area, can reach a listening audience numbering, likely, in the millions. The broadcast will not be live, but will be made, rather, from a taped recording of a church service (the Scripture reading and sermon).

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THE BIBLE, NATURAL SCIENCE, AND E VOLUTION, by Russell W. Mattman; Baker Book House, 1970; 165 pp., $3.50 (paper).  This book is written by the professor of Chemistry and the Chairman of the department of Natural Sciences at Dordt College. It is a discussion of that vexing problem of the relation between science and Christian faith. 

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A short time ago I passed along the remark that I intended to write a bit more about marriage. Since that time other articles are appearing in the Standard Bearer on this same subject. I am happy about that, especially because in the meantime I have received a letter in which the remark was made that marriage is no longer understood, not by the world, nor by the church. The writer added that it is appalling how little; even married couples in the church understand of the holy bond of matrimony. So maybe even this small contribution may serve a...

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We have, in two previous articles, discussed the subject of rock music, chiefly the kind of music rock music is. We want to continue that discussion in this article. I have made the point before, and I want to emphasize it again, that I am not an expert in the whole field of music by any means; and it is possible, therefore, that I shall make statements in this article with which those who know and understand music far better than I disagree.

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Especially for the sake of the young reader, also for any readers who may never have had the benefit of instruction in this doctrine, proof that it is entirely scriptural is in order. This series, we hope, may come into the hands of some who know very little about this truth, but who are willing to learn. What they have heard of this doctrine has, for the most part, been in the way of misrepresentation and perversion.

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All the members of the Protestant Reformed Denomination have been informed of the need of a new theological school building and the decision of the 1968 Synod to initiate a drive for funds that such a building may be constructed as soon as possible. They were also informed of the approximate cost of such a building on the basis of today’s prices. The response of our people has been gratifying, though it is apparent that we are still a long way from reaching our goal. 

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Question  From “A Reader in Holland” we received the following questions concerning the recognition of the baptism of those who come from other denominations:  “On what basis do we recognize as valid the baptism of those who come to our churches from other denominations,—whether it be adult baptism or infant baptism?  “Could we ever recognize a baptism which is not in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost? For example, if Unitarians, who deny the Trinity, would baptize someone, could that, baptism be recognized? 

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