Candidate Ronald Cammenga has accepted the call extended to him from our Hull, Iowa congregation. Candidate Carl Haak has accepted the call extended to him by our Southeast Church in Grand Rapids. Rev. Arie den Hartog has received a call from our church in Doon, Iowa, to serve as missionary in Singapore. The duo revised from a trio also included Rev. Jason Kortering. Rev. den Hartog has also received a call from Hudsonville to serve as ‘minister on loan’ to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Happenings at other Synods (Assemblies) Across our land during the summer months, the various church denominations hold their meetings of synod or assembly. There are, of course, too many of these taking many and varied decisions, to note any with great detail. However, some of these meetings are of interest in that they reveal the trends of our day generally, and, specifically, the trends evident within specific denominations. This article will point out only a few of these.
September 1, 1979 Dear Timothy, In my last letter to you we began a discussion of the nature of man. We proceeded from what Scripture teaches us in Genesis 2:7: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” We talked, in that letter, about what Scripture meant when it described man’s creation as being from the dust of the ground.
Considerable attention has been given in various papers to the centennial of the Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church, and by the time this appears in print the present occupants of the old Eastern Avenue Church will have completed no little celebration of that occasion.
“And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. “ Hebrews 12:5-6
THE BOOK OF REVELATION, by Harry R. Boer; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979; 157 pp., $3.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This book is a very brief, basically amillennial, explanation of the book of Revelation. While some of the interpretation can be accepted, there are several weaknesses. Perhaps the most basic weakness is a dualism which pervades the book — a dualism which places the powers of sin outside God’s control. E.g., on p. 46 Boer writes: