The “Homosexual Battle” One would be inclined to ignore what can only be a very sickening and deplorable development within many churches today. One would tend to insist that when Scripture so clearly condemns a thing, we simply remember what Scripture says—and pretend that these evils do not exist. That Scripture condemns homosexuality is indeed so clear that even the most ardent heretic in this regard does not dispute it.
Dear Timothy, In our correspondence together we have been discussing the rise of the special offices in the Church: the offices of minister, elder, and deacon. And in connection with this discussion, we have also examined the basic meaning of the offices as they stand related to the one office of Christ which He holds in His Church.
Flower pots. Stoneware. Pottery. Earthenware. Call them what you will, they are made from mud, turned on a wheel, baked, and used either with or without painting. Though durable, they are somewhat fragile. This kind of pottery is an earthly picture of our bodies. “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,” II Cor. 4:7. Good comparison!
Rev. R. VanOverloop 100 Sparks Road Christchurch 2 New Zealand February 23, 1978 Young People of the Protestant Reformed Churches, c/o The Standard Bearer Dear Young People: Greetings to all of you in the name of our Lord and Savior.
“We believe, that we ought diligently and circumspectly to discern from the Word of God which is the true Church, since all sects which are in the world assume to themselves the name of the Church. But we speak not here of hypocrites, who are mixed in the Church with the good, yet are not of the Church, though externally in it; but we say that the body and communion of the true Church must be distinguished from all sects, who call themselves the Church.
At the last meeting of the Foreign Mission Committee the chairman instructed the undersigned to write an informative article concerning our labors in Singapore. It is our desire to inform our people of our activities because of your interest in the spread of the gospel and because we as a committee represent you.
According to literature furnished in part by one of our readers and in part by my colleague, Prof. Hanko, there is pending before the United States Senate a “Labor Reform Act.” The House of Representatives approved this bill last October. Originally I was informed that the Senate would vote on it in February; and therefore I did not write about the matter, thinking it was too late to publish anything before the vote. Now, however, the vote has been delayed; and perhaps it will be delayed long enough for you to write to your senators and express your opposition and...