Perhaps you recall that Rev. Heys spent three weeks of November in New Jersey. He writes that he enjoyed the time spent there, both in preaching on the Sabbath and in conducting mid-week Bible classes. The group is small, of course, but, both for the Sunday worship services and the other meetings, there are often “as many visiting families as there are families of the congregation.” On his return to his own congregation in Holland, Michigan, Rev. Heys gave a short report, in his Sunday church bulletin, concerning his activities in Prospect Park. He wrote as follows:
It has happened once again in most of our churches. A certain portion of the consistory has retired after two or three years of service; among them the deacons. Deacons have been elected, served, and retired and the disturbing thing is that many of them have not performed one minute of true deacon’s work. They have collected offerings during the worship service, they have kept records faithfully, and have accounted for these things before the elders; yet in all this something has been disturbingly lacking. And this lack, for the most part, is not even the fault of the deacons.
One who believes in the truth of the Scriptures, believes also in the sovereign rule of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures teach unequivocally that Christ, at the time of His ascension, was given all authority in heaven and on earth. His exaltation raised Him to the pinnacle of power under God so that He rules as Lord of lords and King of all the kings of the earth. Nothing happens without His will. All things are under His control. The greatest earth-shaking crises as well as the minutest details of life are directed by Him and under the control of His...
Long before The Standard Bearer came into existence, long before the New Testament dispensation began, God Himself spoke of “a standardbearer.” It was in the day of shadows, that is, in the day before Christ, Who cast His shadow upon the whole Old. Testament dispensation, was seen on earth by man, that God, through the prophet Isaiah, spoke those words which for fifty years have served as the name of the magazine that publishes these lines today.
Seminary Building Dedication Rescheduled The above photo shows the main entrance of the new building of our seminary nearing completion. Actually the building is much nearer completion than this picture indicates. The exterior is complete, and the finishing work is nearing completion inside. It will probably be a close squeeze, but we hope to move in between semesters.
If one pages through the past volumes of the Standard Bearer, one cannot help but be impressed with the large number of articles devoted to the matter of Christian education. This fact is no doubt rooted in the emphasis which our Churches have always placed upon the doctrine of the covenant of grace.
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. “ Deuteronomy 30:19