The Bible is the Book of Election, not a book of Jewish fables, nor a collection of tribal myths, nor a collations of ancient moralisms. It is full of election from Genesis to Revelation. The Book of Beginnings is full of it. The Lord had respect to Abel, but not to Cain. The Lord was called upon among the Sethites, not among the Cainites. The seed of the woman continued in the sons of God, not in the daughters of men. God established His covenant, not with the wicked world before the flood, but with Noah and his family. The...
According to an October 29 bulletin from Randolph, the Reformed Witness Hour “Will again be broadcast in this area beginning November 5, at 3:45-4:15 P.M., over WBEV, 1430 AM and 95.3 FM.” The November 5 bulletin was accompanied by a newsletter, the contents of which pertained to that radio broadcast. The part of the letter which dealt with the matter of financing was of more local interest, but I’m certain that the remainder could be repeated with profit in this column. Here it is:
LIFE IN CHRIST, by Norman Pittenger; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1972; 128 pp., $1.95 (paper). [reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko] This is a devotional book on what it means to live “in Christ” in all of life—in the communion of believers, in the community at large, and in the personal life of the child of God.
From the Committee for the Publication of an Anglo-Genevan Psalter of the Canadian Reformed Churches I received a review copy of their Book of Praise: Anglo-Genevan Psalter. I hereby express my sincere thanks to the Committee, and I gladly comply with their request for a review. Because I deem this publication to be especially significant and worthwhile, I am placing these remarks in the editorial columns of our magazine, rather than in the Book Review section.
In the December, 1972 issue of the News Bulletin of the Association of Christian Reformed Laymen the above question (which means: “Whither Goest Thou?”) is addressed to the Christian Reformed Church in connection with the recent synodical whitewash of Dr. Willis De Boer’s heretical views of Genesis 1-11. It is asserted in the article referred to that the Christian Reformed Church has reached the point of no return.
From various quarters Key ’73, of which Evangelism Thrust is the Christian Reformed Version, has met with criticism. The Standard Bearer has more than once engaged in criticism of the movement; and elsewhere in this issue you will find an article by Rev. Van Baren which once again points out some of the real dangers of this attempt at “ecumenical evangelism.”
There is a lot of talk nowadays about making the gospel relevant. It must be made relevant to our times so that it addresses people in this Twentieth Century, this modern scientific and technological age. It must be relevant especially to young people so that the gospel comes to them in their present problems and life. And, more particularly yet, it must be made relevant to those young people who go to college.
On the basis of Rev. 13:11-18, II Thess. 2:3-12, Matt. 24:24-26, and other passages, we believe that near the very end of time there will be established the great church of the antichrist. This church will claim to be following the mandates of Christ.
Of those eleven cases of New Testament baptism, three are baptisms of single individuals with no children,—Jesus, the Ethiopian Eunuch and Paul. Three other cases were the disciples of John, the three thousand at Pentecost and the Samaritan converts. The remaining five were family baptisms. Since at Pentecost the promise was to the families of Israeland their children (Acts 2:39), then over half of all these cases were family baptisms. That in itself is quite significant.
Synod of Dordt The Canons Discussing the Rejection of Errors of the second head of the Canons of Dordt, we now quote Article V: Who teach: That all men have been accepted unto the state of reconciliation and unto the grace of the covenant, so that no one is worthy of condemnation on account of original sin, and that no one shall be condemned because of it, but that all are free from the guilt of original sin. For this opinion is repugnant to Scripture which teaches that we are by nature children of wrath.