Vol 48 Issue 17

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News From Our Churches

Many of the bulletins of our churches include, when space allows, quotations from the confessions or from the works of various church fathers, or, perhaps, a short poem. I have, on several occasions, used some of that for this column. On one such occasion I made the mistake of referring to the quotations as fillers.

Book Reviews

ABORTION: THE PERSONAL DILEMMA, by R.F.R. Gardner; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1972; 288 pp., $5.95. [reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko] The author of this book is a practicing gynecologist as well as an ordained minister in the United Free Church of Scotland. His credentials for discussing this subject from a Christian point of view are, therefore, impressive.

The Doctrine of Atonement

Calling attention to Article VIII if the Second Head of our Canons, we concluded our last article with the observation that the Arminian, too, was compelled to concede the limited or particular character of the atonement of the cross of Calvary. One may make the same observation in connection with the preaching of the promise of the gospel. The statement that “God promises salvation to everyone of you, if you believe,” will be heartily endorsed by every Arminian or Remonstrant. The Arminian does not believe that God promises salvation to every hearer of the gospel.

A Shadow of Good Things To Come

A shadow implies an object between that shadow and a source of light.  One approaching you from behind, when you have the sun at your back, will cast a shadow in front of you before that one catches up with you and is revealed to you.  A shadow, therefore, also declares a reality, a real object. That which does not exist cannot cast a shadow. The tree that is not there casts no shadow on the ground. But the tree in the field full of foliage produces a large and often enjoyable shade. 

Increasing Worldliness Within the Church

One of the signs of the end of time, says Jesus, is that “because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matt. 24:12). And the Word declares in I Tim.

As To “Coals of Fire,” Rom. 12:20

From the same Grand Rapids reader whose question we answered in our last issue I received the following question: “I also have a text which bothers me personally: Rom. 12:20. Will you please define the phrase ‘Heap coals of fire on his head?’ And why is that commendable?”  Reply 

Who In The World

The title of this article is the title of a book which was published in connection with “Key ’73.” Written by Christian Reformed men, it is intended chiefly for the use of the Christian Reformed denomination in its participation in this program. In our last article we discussed the “Key ’73” program itself; in this present article we intend to discuss this book which was sent to the Standard Bearer for review. The purpose of the book is more explicitly set forth in the “Foreword:”

Pentecostalism in the Light of the Bible (1)

Perhaps no movement has made more of an impact on the church world than Pentecostalism. Certainly no movement has done so in the last ten to twenty years. “The growth of the Pentecostal movement in . . .

Preaching and Historical-Critical Research (1)

By the time this appears in print, we are assured, Volume 3 of The Triple Knowledge, An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism, will at long last be available—at the price of $8.95. This means that the entire reprinted set is now available. For those who have not purchased the volumes separately, the complete set can be purchased for $24.95. And, by the way, these books would make a fine graduation gift for someone! If you hurry, you can get them before most graduation dates! 

Editor’s Notes

By the time this appears in print, we are assured, Volume 3 of The Triple Knowledge, An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism, will at long last be available—at the price of $8.95. This means that the entire reprinted set is now available. For those who have not purchased the volumes separately, the complete set can be purchased for $24.95. And, by the way, these books would make a fine graduation gift for someone! If you hurry, you can get them before most graduation dates! 

6/1/1972