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God’s Covenant Faithfulness. The three addresses delivered on this subject at the Young People’s Convention are published in this issue. Beacon Lightsis also carrying them.
Rev. Van Overloop declined the call from Kalamazoo. A new trio has subsequently been made—this one consisting of the Revs. W. Bekkering, C. Hanko, and J. Kortering.
In this verse the writer touches somewhat on a basic chord and keynote of this Epistle. There is reason that he should repeat in somewhat different form this keynote of Hebrews 1:1, 2, “God . . . hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.” This Son is so exaltedly great above the angels, being worshipped by all the host of heaven, (Heb. 1:6) that “. . .
Insofar as I have been able to participate in the activities of this year’s young people’s convention, I want to express my gratitude to all those who have made this convention and fiftieth anniversary celebration possible. The programs and singspirations which have been held have been spiritually exhilarating. And the Field Day yesterday was a very moving experience for all of us who have shared in it. If the fruit of yesterday was—as I am sure it was—a greater sense of unity among all the people of our denomination, it was worth all the time and effort which went into...
Protestant Reformed young people and members of the Protestant Reformed Churches—God’s covenant people in the world: We are Reformed! On the basis of the infallibly inspired Scriptures and in harmony with our precious Reformed confessions, we preach, believe, and confess the glorious sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners by His grace alone. Salvation is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God Who shows mercy to whom He will show mercy.
The following is an edited transcript of my address to the 1975 Convention of the Federation of Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies, delivered at the occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of our Protestant Reformed Churches. HCH)
In this context Jesus is speaking of the coming of the kingdom of God and of the days of the Son of Man. He warns His disciples not look for anything spectacular as indicating His immediate appearance upon the clouds of heaven. There are those who will say: “Lo, he is here,” or: “Lo, he is there,” but we are not to pay any attention to these false Christs. O, it is true that mighty signs precede His coming throughout the new dispensation, and these signs are surely spectacular.