All Articles For Vol 53 Issue 17 6/1/1977

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Foundations of Christian Scholarship, Essays in the Van Til Perspective,Edited by Gary North; Ross House Books, 1976; 355 pp., hard cover. (Reviewed by H. Hanko)  This book is a Chalcedon Study; i.e., it is sponsored by Chalcedon, Inc., a group of conservative Christian scholars of which Rousas Rushdoony is the President. 

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Dear Timothy,  While we were discussing some practical aspects of the minister’s life, we were concentrating more specifically on what Paul has to say to Timothy in I Tim. 4:7, 8: “But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” 

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PAUL’S VINDICATION OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL—Continued (Gal. 2:15-18) Paul now asks a very telling and arresting question. He asks “Is Christ of sin a minister?” It would seem that seeking to be justified by faith in Christ would need to lead to that conclusion. If there were absolutely no need to keep the law in order to be justified, then the law could be set aside and men could live lawless lives.

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(In the previous installment we learned about another conference, urged by WiIlem Lodewijk, Count of Nassau and Governor of Friesland, between three representatives of the Remonstrants, led by Johannes Uitenbogaard, and three representatives of the Reformed, led by Festus Hommius. The Remonstrants sought toleration for their views—no strings attached. The Reformed sought a limited toleration pending the convening of a National Synod. The conference was held at Delft, but it was fruitless.

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