If we were to choose from this page one single news item to be that of the greatest significance for the churches of our denomination, it would probably be this, that Rev. R. Decker, pastor of our South Holland, Illinois congregation, has accepted the call to serve as third professor in our seminary. The possibility of a pre-seminary program in our school during the 1973-1974 school year, rested with that decision. The fact that the Lord has provided for the need, must certainly be an evidence also of His blessing upon the labors there.
Calvin’s New Testament Commentaries (Torrance Translation), Vols. I, II, and III (Harmony of the Gospels, plus James and Jude); Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.; each volume $7.95. Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema The publication of these three volumes marks the completion of the New Testament section of the new twelve-volume set of the Torrance Translation. The Eerdmans Company is to be congratulated on their publishing of such a set as this.
A PROGRESS REPORT “We have begun building!” Our last report anticipated such a beginning of this article. And it is true. Not a great deal can be seen yet of the building, but progress ought to be fairly rapid in future weeks.
Because our regular column has not appeared in theStandard Bearer for quite some time, there is a lot of news to catch up on. Perhaps there is even too much for one column, for the file in my desk where interesting items are stored for future use is jammed. But it does need cleaning out, and so we shall try to bring our readers up to date. The various news items do not-necessarily appear in order of importance.
A shut-in is also a shut-out. Those whom we call shut-ins are confined to their own homes, hospitals, nursing homes, or the like. But, when they are believing children of God, they are also shut out of God’s house of prayer, and are unable to worship with the saints in the sanctuary.
“And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. “ Mark 10:51, 52