Vol 54 Issue 09

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News From Our Churches

A number of items of interest have arrived during the past several weeks concerning our Southwest Church in Wyoming, Michigan. On Saturday morning, December 31, the Southwest Mr. & Mrs. Society sponsored a pancake breakfast at Hope Protestant Reformed Christian School. Payment for this delicious breakfast was by way of donations which will be used to furnish the nursery in the new Southwest Church building now under construction.

Letter from the Seminary

Beloved people of God:  Another semester is over in the Seminary. Exams were written during the latter part of January and the second semester is now under way. The first half of the school year has gone by swiftly, and in it we have had many tokens of God’s favor, not the least of which is the progress of our students. Conscious of God’s blessing, we are mindful of the many prayers which you make for us.  The chief purpose of this letter, however, is to give you some news concerning work which is being done for the expansion of...

Book Reviews

THE CASE FOR CREATIONISM, FALLACIES OF EVOLUTION; by Arlie J. Hoover; Baker Book House, 1977; 85 pp., $2.50 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) 

All Around Us

X-Rating Rock Radio  Christianity Today, Nov. 18, 1977, contains several editorial warnings which are much to the point. The first concerns some of the evil songs which are so very popular today. The warning of danger is appropriate—also for us. Especially our youth face the temptations of going along with current trends. Young people all too easily are affected and influenced by the “popular” things of the day. Nor do they want to be left out or be different from their peers.

Blindly Confident

I think it is often true, that the simplest lessons of Scripture are hardest learned. It is only with the largest of difficulty that we are able to put into practice such simple admonitions as: “Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all these things shall be added unto you”; “To obey is better than sacrifice, to hearken than the fat of lambs”; “He that is last shall be first”; and “Love God with all your heart and mind and soul and strength.” 

Letter to Timothy

Dear Timothy,  There were especially two points which we made in the last letter: one was the fact that the offices of priest and king were kept rigidly separate from each other in the Old Testament; the other was the fact that the office of prophet was a separate office on the one hand and was, on the other hand, shared by both i kings and priests. In this letter I want to look into the duties of these officebearers a bit; and, if there is time, I want to begin to apply this whole matter to the New Dispensational...

Corporate Responsibility in the Church

The church is one. She is one in Jesus Christ her Lord. This is one of her most beautiful attributes. The unity of the church is from eternity. She is one because she was chosen as one body in Christ Jesus from before the foundations of the world. She is one because she has her life and salvation out of the one Jesus Christ. She is one because she is called and gathered by the one Word and Spirit of Christ. She is one because she is gathered as one organism centrally from the line of the generations of believers...

Christian Liberty—Its Place in Our Churches (2)6

Christian liberty, therefore, is simply this, that we willingly walk in the narrow confines of God’s commandments and find our happiness there. To our flesh this sounds like a paradox: a liberty which subjects itself to the cruelest taskmaster possible. Our flesh often rebels, kicks the traces, breaks away from the narrow limits of the law. In fact, when the law says, “Do not touch!” we say, “I want to touch; who says I can’t?” There is always the urge to test the wet paint sign, or deliberately to oppose the “Keep off the grass” sign by walking on the...

All Things Work For Good

What a blessed confession. Bold, to be sure, but most blessed.  “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose,” Rom. 8:28.  Do you know this? Are you one of them who loves God?  This is the knowledge of peace. 

One, Holy, Catholic Church (2)

“We believe and profess, one catholic or universal Church, which is an holy congregation, of true Christian believers, all expecting their salvation in Jesus Christ, being washed by his blood, sanctified and sealed by the Holy Ghost. This Church hath been from the beginning of the world, and will be to the end thereof; which is evident from this, that Christ is an eternal King, which without subjects, cannot be.