(Note: This is the third and last guest article by brother Straayer, a member ,of our Edmonton, Alberta, Protestant Reformed Church. HCH) In the preceding articles we wrote about the call and the expectation, even in our situation today. Both articles ended with the words “By Faith,” and therefore we will now spend some thought in this last article onBY FAITH.
“Down With…All Gambling” The above title heads an article appearing in The Christian News, Oct. 20, 198q. It was written with a view to combating the growing desire to gamble. Several states, evidently, in November voted whether or not to sanction bingo and other forms of gambling. Of course, Michigan did not have to vote this time. For some time already not only has bingo been legal, but the state itself conducts a well-advertised lottery.
New evidence for the fact that our “retired” ministers continue to be active in ‘the ministry of the Word can be seen from bulletin announcements which confirm that Rev. Schipper will be preaching, D.V., in Redlands through January 4, 1981; and Rev. Heys is slated to lead services in Bradenton, Florida, beginning the first Sunday in December. : Hope Church in Walker, Michigan recently formed a trio of Reverends Bekkering, Flikkema, and Joostens.
This book contains the Stone Lectures which Bavinck delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary in the school year of 1908 and 1909. Some of the lectures were delivered at various other places in this country and all were published in Dutch and German along with their publication in English.
Allow me to tell you a story. This story is about two families. What the names of these two families are is not important. But what is important is that each of these two families had a little child. Let us just say that these two little children were approximately six years of age. Oh, yes, there is one other fact that we ought to be aware of before we begin this story, and that is that the one family in this story is an ungodly one, while the other is a God-fearing, covenant family. With that in mind let...
In the previous article we took issue with Dr. J.H. Bavinck’s opinion that there is no special urgency to do mission work among the Jews. The fact is thatRomans 11 in its context (cf. especially chapters 9 and 10) teaches that the natural branches (the Jews) once cut off may be graffed in again into the olive tree (the Church). This is the unique position and special privilege of the Jews. The wild branches (Gentiles) once cut off remain cut off.
It was the will and desire of the Editorial Staff of theStandard Bearer that the writer of the rubric “From Holy Writ” devote a bit of study and energy to the exegesis which is offered by current writers, who are the leading proponents of the Postmillennial position in the doctrine of the “last things.” It was with some reluctance and fear that we took this assignment upon us, whereas we did not feel very competent in this field of endeavor.