Rev. R. Decker and family planned to move to Grand Rapids the day after Labor Day. His installation into the office of Seminary Professor is scheduled for October 3, in First Church. Professor H. Hanko will conduct the service and Rev. G. VanBaren will read the Form for Installation. Following the service there will be a social hour in the basement.
FIFTY YEARS OF MUSIC AT CALVIN COLLEGE, by Seymour Swets; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.; 260 pages, $5.95 (paper). Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema The author lived through the 50 years of musical history at Calvin College which he reviews in this book. In the Introduction he says:
The writer to the Hebrews now presents Israel in its complete triumph over Pharaoh, his armies and all his horse-men. We hear the Song of Moses at the sea, “The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and host hath he cast into the sea.” (Ex.
Concluding our discussion of the doctrine of Eschatology as taught in the Old Testament, we now would call attention to two other phases of this doctrine as held before us in the Scriptures of the Old Dispensation. First, the Word of God certainly comforted the Church of God in the Old Dispensation with the truth of the resurrection of the dead. The passages of Ps.
This subject takes us into an arena. This arena is not for spectator sports, rather for battle. It’s not the nicest place to be. It spells out many harsh words between young people and their parents. It has caused division among brothers and sisters in the household of faith. Why? Because in the exercise of Christian liberty one Christian says no, and sometimes another says yes; and there is supposed to be a place for both within the church. And that on moral judgments.
A COMPUTERIZED ISAIAH Higher critics have for a very long time insisted that the book of Isaiah was not written by one man, but by two or three. This idea has become rather generally accepted—even within Reformed circles. I recall an article several years ago in a Reformed periodical which defended this view.
We now continue to demonstrate from the Westminster Confession of Faith that the offer-theology set forth in the Murray-Stonehouse pamphlet,The Free Offer of the Gospel, is inconsistent with our Reformed confessions. In Chapter III, 5 we read (and again, I insert the references to the Scriptural proofs, which the Confession quotes in full):
Apology. In the August issue of our magazine there appeared a contribution consisting of a rhymed version of the Ten Commandments. It was unsigned. Not only is it against our policy to place unsigned contributions, but it is also rude to the contributor. And I did not intend to be rude. I had thought that the copy submitted to our printer was clear; but inadvertently a signed letter which accompanied this little contribution was omitted from the Standard Bearer. The contributor was brother Thys Feenstra of Redlands, California.