The first part of this news column will be devoted to correcting an error, and reporting a change of previously reported news items. First, in the December 1 news we reported the availability of the monograph,Reformed Education, written by Rev. D. Engelsma. All the information about that little book was accurate; however, when we got around to telling you how to obtain it, we erred by giving an incorrect address. Please send those orders to: Reformed Education, 4190 Burton S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506.
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THE CHRIST OF THE COVENANTS, by O. Palmer Robertson; Baker Book House, 1980; 308 pp., $9.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko). It is rather striking that in theological circles, perhaps especially among Presbyterians, there is an increasing awareness of the truth of Scripture that the covenant of grace is a bond of friendship and fellowship. More and more the traditional view of the covenant as an agreement between God and man is being criticized and abandoned. While Rev.
(Kuyper is discussing in some detail the deterioration of the church. He has discussed this deterioration in various aspects of the church’s life. In the last paragraph which appeared in the Standard Bearer, he discussed this deterioration in the government of the church.)
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3).
When we say that man’s chief end is to glorify God and fully to enjoy Him forever, we are speaking of our constant and conclusive aim held in view. Our far-reaching view is to God. He is our end. Looking to that end we also keep in view our own earthly end. For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. This we must consider while we. have health and strength.
As time goes on and as the day of our Lord Jesus Christ comes ever nearer, the Bible as the infallibly inspired Word of God is increasingly attacked. It is attacked by means of asking a very simple question. Is the Bible as it is held in the hand of the individual child of God, God’s Word? Is it trustworthy? Is it accurate? Can it be believed? May the individual child of God take his Bible, read it, study it, and conclude that what it says is what it means?
Chapter VIII—Of Christ the Mediator Sections 5-8 The first four sections of this beautiful chapter presented us with the truths of the office of the Mediator and Christ’s eternal appointment thereto, of His two distinct natures and their perfect relationship, and of His states of humiliation and exaltation. Now we consider the remaining four sections on the Mediator.
“Sanctified in Christ”—Real or Not? An interesting and very significant subject is treated by the Rev. J. Overduin in the organ of the Free Reformed Church of North America, The Messenger (November, 1981, pp.