Among the many bulletins which form the major source of news for this column, I have one, this time, of the Protestant Reformed Worship Services held in Memorial West Community Club, of Houston, Texas. Since it gives something of a picture of Rev. Harbach’s regular labors there, I’d like to pass along some of its contents. “Sunday School (For Children and Adults) 9:30 a.m. Today’s Lesson (No. 13) is in the Book of Joshua (1-4), on “The Crossing of the Jordan.” Next Sunday’s Lesson (No.
Busing Of Private School Students In some twenty-seven states, busing is provided by the state for private school students as well as for public school students. Apparently this too will soon cease. According to Christianity Today, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that states have no constitutional duty to provide free bus transportation for students of private schools. The case originated in Missouri when a family sought such busing for their children. A lower federal court refused, and the Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the lower court.
On the pages of Holy Writ there are presented to us some giants of faith. Hebrews 11 gives us a whole list of them and their deeds which they wrought by faith. But Scripture also shows us some of the children of God who were extremely weak in their faith, frail believers whose works were destroyed while they themselves are saved as by fire.
THE CRUEL TREATMENT OF “OTHERS” (Hebrews 11:36-38) 2. Here we come to a great catalogue of cruel treatment of the saints. We need not go into too great detail in explaining this cruelty; yet we ought to tarry a bit and reflect upon the enormous suffering which only faith in God could endure. Here is a faith which believes that God is and that he is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
The previous article began to show that the rejection of the offer of the gospel is motivated, not by hyper-Calvinism, but by Calvinism. It was argued that the offer, since it universalizes the grace of God in Jesus Christ, is inherently a denial of the sovereignty of grace.
Introduction, cont. In our previous articles we have dealt with the life of Guido de Bres, the author, of the Belgic Confession. We have discussed the value of Creeds in general and of the Belgic Confession in particular. In this connection we answered some objections which are commonly lodged against the Creeds. In the present article, the last of the introduction to the exposition of the Belgic Confession, we wish to take note of two outstanding characteristics of this particular creed and give a brief outline of its contents.
The Birth Of The Evangelical Presbyterian Church [The following is the first installment of the transcript of a recorded address on the above subject by the Rev. Charles Rodman, who will identify himself in the first part of this transcript. Rather than try to describe the story of these churches from memory, I thought it appropriate that we allow Rev. Rodman to tell the story himself. Responsibility for the transcript—paragraphing, punctuation, etc.—is mine.
Late last summer I had the distinct privilege of having as a guest in my home for a few days the Rev. Charles Rodman, pastor of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” Titus 2:11, 12