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It seems that Young People’s Societies throughout our denomination are busily engaged in various fundraising projects, with a view to their attending the eagerly-anticipated convention. The Federation Board of those societies, for example, sponsored a pancake breakfast at Hope School’s gymnasium last December 28. The young people of Hull, Iowa, held a soup supper, followed by sports’ activities in the gym of the community building, on February 22, The young people of the host societies (First Church) sponsored a Casserole Supper on the evening of January 30.
Were it not for the testimony of Scripture in II Peter 2:7 that Lot vexed his righteous soul, it would be hard to believe that he had a righteous soul. His works did not reflect such a soul. And tracing his life, we see him departing farther and farther into the world. He moved away from Abram because he saw the lush, green fields near Sodom and Gomorrah.
Remember. . . ? And can you imagine? On the basis of those memories can you imagine?
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord: It is time we write you concerning the affairs of the Seminary. By the time you read this, we will be well into our second semester. One wonders where the time goes!
CHRONOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, by Martin Anstey (Foreword by G. Campbell Morgan); Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, Mich.; 271 pp., $12.95 (cloth). Note: due to the size of the pages and the format of this reprint, these 271 pages are equivalent to some 400 pages of ordinary size. [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema]
The basic argument and admonition of the book of Hebrews is that the Old Testament dispensation of the grace of God has passed away by the coming of the Son of God in the flesh in these last days. God has fulfilled His promises, made to the fathers, in Christ’s death and glorification. The church of the Hebrew Christians must not return to the Old Testament shadows and types, but must boldly enter into the holy place in the heavens, where Christ the forerunner has entered. He is our great High Priest after the order of Melchisedek, according to God’s...
That first word in the title is, of course, an invention—not mine, but another’s A member of our, Theological School Committee has been responsible for handling matters which concern government approval of our Seminary for foreign students. This involves untangling a considerable amount of “red tape.” Since this approval must be made by immigration officials, since they are understaffed, government conveniently presents the officials with a list of “priorities”. Whatever is first on the list, is dealt with first.
“Therefore, saith (the revelation of) the Lord, Jehovah-tsebhaoth, the mighty One of Israel, ‘Ho! (cp. v. 4) I will avenge Myself (ridding Myself) from My adversaries, and I will avenge Myself (so) from My enemies” (v. 24). (Read Isa. 1:24-31, KJV).
It is, to say the least, unusual to find a discussion of the doctrine of eternal predestination in church papers nowadays. It is more unusual yet to find almost an entire issue of a paper devoted to this truth. Nevertheless, this is what recently happened in an issue of Covenanter Witness, a paper put out by the Board of Education and Publication of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.
Dear Rev. Vander Ploeg: