Of keen interest, no doubt, is news concerning the calls which have been extended during the past months. For that reason, it’s not likely that many of our readers will learn of these calls for the first time through the Standard Bearer news column. But we’ll report them, nevertheless. Rev. Lanting declined the call from Hope Church (Grand Rapids). Candidate W. Bekkering, who received calls from both Forbes and Randolph, has accepted the call from the latter. Candidate M. Kamps received and accepted the call from Redlands, California. Rev.
CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ON SEX AND MARRIAGE, by William Fitch; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1971; $2.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) There is a flood of books about sex and marriage pouring from the religious press these days. This is not in itself bad. There is a need for sound Biblical literature in this field because the devil and the world are working overtime to corrupt the institution of marriage and the most sacred of life’s relationships. But to find good books is not so easy.
More on Key ’73 Key ’73 is an interdenominational program to reach all the people in North America with the Gospel by 1973. We have reported on this program in past issues. We have a couple of other related matters to report in this issue of The Standard Bearer. We have obtained a copy of the pledge which some participants in this program have been asked to make. It reads as follows:
It should be borne in mind, that, when the Protestant Reformed Churches began their work in Jamaica, they did not begin to work where no one had preached the gospel of Christ; they began to work in a rather established and accepted form of church-life. It is now some ten years ago that we first contacted these churches through a certain Rev. Moraly from England who was the “bishop” of the Bible Holiness Churches. The Rev. Clinton Elliott, who visited our country and churches two years ago, was affiliated with the aforenamed Rev. Moraly.
How the gates of hell attempted to destroy the Church of God and of Christ shortly after Christ’s resurrection from the death and His ascension into heaven! Think of the efforts of the godless leaders of the people, the Sanhedrists, as they first threatened the disciples by word of mouth and then commanded them to be beaten, and this for no other reason than that they had spoken and witnessed of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom they had crucified and slain, declaring of Him that He, the crucified and glorified Lord, had healed the impotent beggar who sat daily in...
Although we cannot read the heart, and are in no position to do as they did, John the Baptist (Matthew 3:7) and Jesus (Matthew 12:34) called the unbelieving Scribes and Pharisees a “generation of vipers.” And the idea, of course, is that they were the seed of the serpent, children of the devil, that old Serpent and Satan, as he is called in
“Praise the Lord!” The cry we often associate with an over-exuberance in certain religious circles. But we can not help but express ourselves in this way, too, concerning the drive for funds for a new seminary building.
In our August issue I began to answer some question concerning the grounds of infant baptism. The first question raised by my questioner, who was quoting arguments raised by a Baptist Minister, I saved for this issue.