Vol 49 Issue 11

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News From Our Churches

I received a contribution for this column, the other day, from a friend who signed himself “You know who.” He was right, of course, since the authorship of the following item is unmistakable.  He reports that he, has received “response to the request for a name (or names) of potential subscribers in the state of Rhode Island.  “From a subscribed in Maine, the following was received: 

Book Reviews

THE PHILISTINES AND THE OLD TESTAMENT, by Edward E. Hindson; Baker Book House, 1972; 184 pp., $3.95 (paper). Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko. 

Its Proclamation

How often, when it is pointed out that predestination is so deeply imbedded in Scripture, you meet with, not a denial of this fact, but an appeal to the “foreknowledge” -of-God argument. The argument, of course, is that God has foreknowledge or foresight of who will repent of their sins and believe in the Lord as Savior. He then chooses those He so foresees to salvation. This is actually a remnant of Roman Catholic doctrine, with its idea of human merit. Grace is not free, election is not sovereign, but bound by the decision of man.

Some Thoughts On Being Led By The Spirit

There are a number of similar expressions which are appearing with increased frequency in the religious press. Sadly enough, they are, as often as not, found on the lips of conservatives; i.e., those who are generally reckoned with the conservative side of religion as ever against liberals. These expressions sound rather pious and leave a good impression in the minds of many as to the orthodoxy of the one who uses them.


Men strive for mastery. But God IS King.  When men strive, one must always be defeated. Both in a conflict cannot win. And even when they fight to a standstill, or there is a tie, a draw, then there still is failure. The man who attacked did not attain to his goal; and the man attacked failed to destroy his adversary. But God is King, and He does not strive either to be king, or to maintain Himself as king. Nor is He caused any distress to any degree.

Divorce and Remarriage

In our study of the Biblical teaching of divorce and remarriage, we have considered what God intended with marriage from the very beginning. We now consider what we can learn from the Old Testament period. This knowledge is important to this subject for two reasons. 

The Importance of the Preaching of God’s Word (2)

Through the preaching, Christ saves the Church. The Reformation itself is one great instance of this in history. The Scriptures teach this in many places. For example, in Romans 1:15, 16, Paul says that he is ready to preach the Gospel everywhere, for he is not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.

The Doctrine Of Atonement (Reformation Period)

THE SYNOD OF DORDT  THE CANONS  In our preceding article we were calling attention to Article VI of the Rejection of Errors of Head II of the Canons. It may not be amiss to quote this article once more:

Some Pertinent Questions About Our Reformed Position

From a Canadian reader I received the following letter which contains some questions which touch directly on our Reformed position and witness. I shall quote the entire letter both because it furnished background for the questions and because of its significant observations; and in this issue I will make a beginning with answering the questions. Here is the letter: Dear Editor:

Others View The Kuiteret Decision

While on this side of the Atlantic the religious press has thus far been strangely silent about the significant and far-reaching decision of the Gereformeerde Kerken (by the Synod of Dordrecht-Lunteren) in the Kuitert matter, the same has certainly not been true in the Netherlands. In De Reformatie (Dec. 16, 1972) in the Press Review department, the Rev. F. de Vries writes about some of the Dutch reactions to that decision under the heading, “The Pacification of Lunteren?”