The following notice has appeared in several of our church bulletins in the Grand Rapids area: “The Reformed Witness Hour is now open for membership from any of our area Prot. Ref. Churches.” The Reformed Witness Hour, as you may recall, had its origin in First Church of Grand Rapids, and is presently under the sponsorship of that church’s consistory. As one would expect, the composition of the Radio Committee has long been men and women who were members of First Church. As is evident from the advertisement just quoted, a decision has been made to change that.
connected. If a young couple were able to reproduce, they were expected, and they usually desired, to have children. This assumption, however, cannot be made today. There are two reasons.
THE REFORMATION PERIOD THE SYNOD OFDORDT It is also of interest to read the reaction of the Netherlands professors to the position of the Remonstrants with respect to the atonement of Christ and their own view of the same. These professors were Gomarus, Polyander, Thysius and Walleus. Sybrandus Lubbertus, another professor, read this judgment of his colleagues and expressed his agreement with it.
It has been said that married life demands teamwork. With this we can agree. Husband and wife must cooperate fully. They must always work together as members of the same “team.” Never must they think, will or act as players on an opposing team do, or as individuals with personal goals that militate against the “team” which they represent.
[Editor’s Note: An earlier installment of this study appeared under the title, “Various Baptisms Exemplifying One Baptism.” Due to space limitations, the last part of that article was omitted. It may, however, very well serve as an introduction to this article. The omitted section was as follows:
In our last article we considered the sign of the end: wars and rumors of wars. In that connection, the question arises: what is the attitude of the child of God towards peace on this earth?
Few churches in this country have as rich a history as the Presbyterian Church in the United States, or the Southern Presbyterian Church. It has combined within itself the great Presbyterian tradition of Scotland and the New World and also the distinctive tenacity with which many in the southern states have clung to the faith of their fathers.
Not long ago the secretary of our Theological School Committee, who is also treasurer of our Theological School Building Fund, telephoned me with some encouraging news. The news was this: our Pella congregation has completed its drive (by means of a series of collections) for the Theological School Building Fund, and has contributed a total of $1039.50. Consulting the latest statistics available to me at this writing, I find that this averages a little better than $100 per family.
Elsewhere in this issue our readers will discover the name of one who has not written for our Standard Bearer heretofore. And this requires an introduction and an explanation. I am referring to the Featurearticle from the pen of Dr. John Richard de Witt.