Classis West of the Protestant Reformed Churches met in South Holland, Illinois on March 4, 1980. In welcome relief from the extended sessions of Classis recently, the meeting lasted one day. Rev. W. Bekkering led Classis in opening devotions.
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Today’s society is one in which the specialist plays an important role. In almost every sphere of labor one must have received a great amount of special training in order to be known as a professional in his field. As a result, much of the simple way of life as we once knew it has vanished. For example, instead of the one-room school house of long ago wherein could be found only one teacher who instructed all the grades, many schools today embrace a large faculty of teachers, each specializing in his own field. The same has become true in...
In the previous articles we have studied the Scriptures to determine what the Word of God teaches concerning the mission work of the Church in the world. At this point we are prepared to draw some conclusions concerning the principles of missions.
(In the last article which appeared in the Standard Bearer of Kuyper’s “Pamphlet Concerning the Reformation of the Churches” Kuyper discussed his views on the relation between church and state. In this and successive paragraphs, Kuyper discusses the duties of the individual office bearers and the function of the office of believers.) 22. That Which Must Concern the Ministers of the Word
Report from Singapore. Elsewhere in this issue you will find the first report to our readers from our missionary in Singapore, Rev. Arie den Hartog, and his wife. In a note to me Rev. den Hartog worried that his article was too long, and he invited me to edit it. However, the report is so interesting and packed with information that I left it unedited. How about flooding the den Hartogs with mail from all our churches? Let’s make an agreement, though, that they may answer by means of periodic reports in the Standard Bearer.