All Articles For Vol 51 Issue 15 5/1/1975

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Classis East met in regular session on April 2, 1975 at the Southeast Prot. Ref. Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. G. Van Baren served as chairman for this session. The majority of Classis’s time was spent in discussing the majority, and minority reports of its committee to study and make recommendations on the Hope overture to discharge the Student Aid Committee. Classis decided to send the overture to Synod with both majority and minority reports attached for information.

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According to this truth and this Word of God, we believe in one only God, who is the one single essence, in which are three persons, really, truly, and eternally distinct, according to their incommunicable properties; namely, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The Father is the cause, origin and beginning of all things visible and invisible; the Son is the word, wisdom, and image of the Father; the Holy Ghost is the eternal power and might, proceeding from the Father and the Son.

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It is the purpose of this article to give account of the Reformed doctrine and practice of preaching over against the charge that denial of the well-meant offer of the gospel is destructive of lively preaching, especially of lively preaching to the unconverted in missions, or evangelism. It intends to show that there is not one shred of truth in the charge that denial of the offer hampers missions. Hopefully, it will allay the fear of some who, having been misled, go in the direction of the offer because “otherwise we may lose evangelical preaching.”

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