In The Outlook, April, 1978, the Rev. John Vander Ploeg writes again about a “United Reformed Church.” What I had begun to think was a long forgotten “dream,” has now taken on the garb of “an ongoing challenge.”
At the conclusion of his first article on “The Logic of Election” James Daane promised to show in a second article why Reformed theology thinks of election in terms of numbers. That second article appeared inThe Banner of April 14, 1978. The article is outstanding probably for only one reason, namely, that for a change Daane wrote an entire two pages on the subject of election without so much as mentioning Herman Hoeksema. I would almost begin to think that Daane is slipping.
Will God suffer such disobedience and rebellion to go unpunished? By no means, but is terribly displeased with our original as well as actual sins; and will punish them in his just judgment temporally and eternally, as he hath declared, “Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.” Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 4, Question 10