The Lord wonderfully instructs His church in prayer by means of the “Lord’s Prayer.” In the first three petitions He teaches the church to use prayer to glorify God, to extol Him, and to be concerned above all with that glory. This is especially true of the third petition. And as we turn our attention to the will of Jehovah, we will note that the will of God eternally is to glorify Himself in the highest possible way through Christ and His church. And all things in this creation, as well as all creatures, come under this eternal purpose of...
Daily, disturbing reports are presented in the news media of impending calamities in this world. One must ask himself, “How do these fit in with the signs of the times? How do they indicate the nearness of the coming again of Christ?”
Irenaeus, too, wrote on the subject of the resurrection. Polycarp had sent Pothinus into Celtic Gaul at an early date as its evangelist. Pothinus was joined there by Irenaeus as a presbyter, having been his fellow-pupil under Polycarp. When Pothinus had closed his life by a martyr’s death, Irenaeus naturally became his successor. The work of Irenaeus Against Heresies is one of the most precious remains of early Christian antiquity.
This question comes from a Grand Rapids area reader who is concerned about the meaning of I Timothy 2:1-4. He would like an explanation in connection with the fact that this passage is rather frequently appealed to for the support of the rather common custom of praying—usually in public prayers—for the president and his cabinet.
Some of our readers will undoubtedly recall that when Dr. S. Woudstra was loaned by the Christian Reformed Board of Foreign Missions to the Reformed Theological College at Geelong, Australia, we warned (in February, 1973), on the basis of his erroneous view of Scripture as manifested in a sermon preached in this area, that the college and the churches there would be confronted by one of the same issues as they were with Dr. Klaas Runia. In the case of Dr.
In the Clarion, the Canadian Reformed Magazine (Oct. 19, 1974), Editor W. W. J. Van Oene writes some reflections in connection with the golden anniversary ofThe Standard Bearer. As might be expected, these reflections are written from a typically Liberated point of view. And frankly, I do not have much expectation, when I read Rev. Van Oene’s article, that a journalistic exchange between us can bear any positive fruit.