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All Articles For Vol 47 Issue 21 9/15/1971

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6. Its Exemplification  Election and reprobation are plainly evident throughout the Old Testament. In the case of Abraham, who is the father of all them that believe, before God called him out of Ur, he was of an idolatrous stock which worshiped false gods. There in that heathen environment “the God of glory appeared unto our father, Abraham,” but not to the other citizens of that city. The Lord reminds us, “I called him alone, and blessed him.” 

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Before we quote the Canons of Dordt in connection with the presentation of the doctrine of the atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is well to quote from the opinions as expressed by several delegates attending the great synod of Dordrecht of 1618-1619. These opinions are of great importance. We quote from the Acts of the National Synod of Dordrecht, and the translation is by the undersigned. We realize, of course, that these quotations do not constitute that Synod’s official decisions. These official decisions are expressed in the Canons.

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She had a beautiful voice, and she knew how to use it.  It was one of those voices that stands out and makes you aware of the fact that here is something trulyexceptional. Hearing a voice like it you hold on with your soul to each note, and then enjoy the next one fully as much, even when the words are not understood. Not that she did not pronounce each syllable as perfectly and clearly as she sent forth from her mouth notes that were perfectly in pitch. But the full, rich sound would so grip you that you often...

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In the last issue of the Standard Bearer we were talking about the recent legalization of abortion and the controversy which is surrounding this issue. We discussed the fact that the central question involved in abortions is the question of a violation of the sixth commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.” And we noticed that this question must be answered by defining the nature of the fetus. The question that is asked therefore is: When does the soul enter the body of the unborn child?

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Elsewhere in this issue we made reference to theReformed Journal’s propagating of rank universalism, be it through the pen of a non-Christian Reformed writer. The reference was to the July-August issue, in which an article by Gracia Fay Ellwood appears. The article is entitled “Birth of a New World.” On page 2 it is introduced as follows: “The article “Birth of a New World” was originally a sermon preached in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, on December 6, 1970.

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Some weeks ago we began our discussion of this subject—a discussion which was interrupted by necessary editorial attention to other matters. At that time we promised to demonstrate that common grace is indeed still the underlying issue, the issue which lies at the basis of many ills which plague the Christian Reformed denomination today—ills of which many complain though they do not seem to see their cause.

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