Classis East met in regular session on May 13, 1981 at the Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church. All the churches, with the exception of Kalamazoo, were represented by two delegates. It is significant to note that not since 1953 has Classis East met in Kalamazoo. The meeting also gave occasion for the delegates to view the new church building there. The business of the session, except for the one item involving a request for the erasure of a baptized member, was routine.
The latest news we have from our calling churches is that Redlands has extended a call to Rev. Slopsema. Though without a pastor of their own, Redlands has continued to receive pulpit supply with considerable regularity. From Redlands’ bulletins of May 17, 24, and 31 we learn that, following Rev. Veldman’s extended visit, Rev.
ARE FIVE POINTS ENOUGH? Ten Points of Calvinism, by Leonard J. Coppes; Reformation Educational Foundation, 1980; 197 pp., $4.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) The rather strange title of this book was chosen because the author is convinced that Calvinism is richer than the familiar and well-known “five points,” and he is convinced that the wealth and breadth of Calvinism ought to be emphasized and publicly proclaimed. Dr.
When was the last time you have contemplated the Word of God as it is recorded in Acts 13:48? It reads as follows, “And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.” This is really an amazing statement! For we read that the Gentiles were glad at the preaching of Paul, who brought the gospel of Christ. Not only this, but they glorified the word of the Lord!
“…but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” Titus 1:15, 16
Two more years went by, and Joseph was still in the king’s prison. He had committed no crime; but one whose dream he had interpreted had forgotten his promise to report to the king Joseph’s unjust imprisonment. So often God teaches us patience by bringing us into situations where we have to wait for Him to give relief.
“Join and Recieve” Plan for Presbyterians Three of the smaller Presbyterian denominations will be, and are, talking merger—but in a manner rather unique. Attention has been called in the Standard Bearer to this proposal during the past year. Details concerning various Assembly meetings are presented in the April 29 issue of the Presbyterian Journal:
At the time of this writing, Saturday, June 13, our synod has not yet completed its labors, and there are still a few important items to be dealt with. Hence, my report cannot be complete. The fact that synod has not yet finished its work is not due to a large amount of disagreement and wrangling, however, but due to the fact that synod had a very large agenda, filled with important matters, and due to the fact that synod labored very thoroughly and carefully in dealing with the business of the churches.