LETTERS OF PAUL, HEBREWS AND THE BOOK OF PSALMS, The Arthur S. Way Translation; Kregel Publications, 1981; 483 pp., $12.95. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This translation of a part of the New Testament and the book of Psalms was first published in 1919—before the proliferation of Bible translations of our modern era. It has been reprinted by Kregel. In the Preface, the author describes his work:
As the doctrine of divine election by the most wise counsel of God, was declared by the prophets, by Christ Himself, and by the apostles, and is clearly revealed in the Scriptures, both of the Old and New Testament, so it is still to be published in due time and place in the Church of God, for which it was peculiarly designed . . . .
In the eight sections of this chapter the Westminster Confession treats the office and work of Christ as Mediator of His people. Let us recall that the Confession has already taught that God from eternity unconditionally elected some men and angels in Christ unto salvation and glory out of His free grace and that God has foreordained all the means to that salvation and glory (Chapter III). In this issue we consider the first four sections.
“Dear Ann Landers” Ann Landers is known by most who read the newspapers. She gives advice to the lovelorn. Some of her advice is a matter of simple common sense. Much of it is based not on the morality of Scripture, but the “morality” of natural man. The writer of that column recently took a position as “pro-choice” in the abortion issue. The term, “pro-choice” is deceiving. One might rather term the position of these “pro-choicers” as being “pro-murder” (within stipulated limitations). Ann Landers’ public stand generated much response.
As we continue our studies of the Scriptural method or methods of performing mission work we will devote our attention to what has been and still is a very significant little book on Missions. The book is entitled:Planting And Development of Missionary Churches. Dr. John L. Nevius, a Presbyterian missionary to China in the late 1800s, authored the book. Dissatisfaction with the old methods of doing mission work led Dr. Nevius and his colleagues. In China to re-think missionary methods in the light of Scripture.
Chapter X There is a text in the Old Testament prophecies to which Postmillennial advocates repeatedly and almost without fail refer to, in order to sustain their teaching that the Kingdom of Christ will be universal, including all the nations of the world, “Christianized” by the power of the preaching by the Holy Spirit.
Special Issue. The December 1 issue will be the first of our special issues in the current volumeyear. It will be devoted to a description of our publishing efforts—The Standard Bearer, our RFPA Publications and others—complete with pictures. Watch for it!
Whether you agree with him or not, the Editor of The Banner writes some interesting editorials. Partly, I think, because of a somewhat abrasive style, those editorials tend to capture the attention of the readers, as is evident, too, from the sample of responses which appear in “Voices.” Attention, of course, does not necessarily imply agreement; but also those readers who do not agree with Editor Kuyvenhoven nevertheless pay attention to what he writes. I do, too.