Rev. Dale Kuiper has accepted a call to serve our Lynden, Washington congregation. Rev. Mark Hoeksema has accepted the call extended to him from our Hull, Iowa congregation. It appears that, when these latest moves have been completed, only one of our churches will be without a pastor: our congregation in Forbes, North Dakota, which Rev. Mark Hoeksema has been serving.
We live today in an enlightened and wise age. Knowledge and wisdom have increased in recent times, as we see round about us. Every day we are assaulted with a barrage of man’s supposed knowledge and his profound wisdom. Most recently we have heard a great deal of political wisdom—most of it, I suspect, foolishness in reality. But this wisdom extends to every sphere of life, especially that of science, and more specifically to the area of the investigation of the origin of all things and of man.
“We believe that God, who is perfectly merciful and just, sent his Son to assume that nature, in which the disobedience was committed, to make satisfaction in the same, and to bear the punishment of sin by his most bitter passion and death.
I would like to respond to your editorial of Sept. 1, 1976—commenting on my contribution entitled “In What Direction Are We Going?” First your remarks about my method and approach. Let me say three things.
(Correction: I erroneously identified Dr. Konig, the theologian whose work I am currently criticizing. My South African correspondent wrote me: “There is only one matter in your article that needs correction, and I would like to point this out. Dr. Konig is a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa (Die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Suid-Afrika—N.G.K.) and this has no links with Potchefstroom University which is connected with the Reformed Church in South Africa (Die Gereformeerde Kerk in Suid-Afrika) a completely different denomination.