In the near future you should begin to see advertisements for a “Child Development Conference” under the theme, “Bringing up Children in an Increasingly Evil World.” The Kalamazoo committee has formed the basic outline for the day’s activities. The desire of the group from Kalamazoo Protestant Reformed Church is to include parents, teachers, ministers, and young people on panels that will discuss the proper spiritual development of our covenant children in more concrete situations through various phases of life. Time will be allowed for audience participation.
Classis East met in regular session on January 12, 1983 at the First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids. Rev. M. Joostens chaired this meeting. Each church was represented by two delegates.
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA, Vol. II, E-J; G.W. Bromiley, General Editor; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 1175 pp. (cloth), $35.00. [Reviewed by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema] This is the second volume of Eerdmans’ new edition of “ISBE.” It is attractively published, well bound, and—though $35.00 is quite a chunk of money—not expensive, considering the size and scope of a volume like this.
Chapter IV THE PATTERN OF SOUND DOCTRINE In this chapter we will begin to consider that there is a most intimate and necessary relationship between having good, biblical hermeneutics, as we noticed in the teaching of Jesus after and before His suffering and death, and adhering to the pattern of sound doctrine, and the pattern of sound words of truth. Without the former, the latter is nonexistent; this is as true as it is clear that day follows night. Such will be the burden of this chapter!
In the previous article the first part of a lecture given to the Eastern Men’s and Ladies’ League was printed. In that article the speaker emphasized what the strengths of our churches are. He ended that article by emphasizing that those strengths must ever remain our strengths. Here follows the conclusion of that lecture.
Having God’s providence and sin now clearly before us, we face the question: what is the connection as such between them, according to Scripture, without as yet discussing how they are actually related to one another. And then we would remark, in the first place, that the child of God surely demands a scriptural explanation of this phenomenon of God’s sovereign providence and sin. His soul cries for this explanation. He cannot ignore it or brush it aside.
Article 1: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. It is quite obvious that the formulation of this article as well as the next article is based on I Corinthians 8:6: “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of Whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom are all things, and we by Him.” Notice the similarity.
We must now examine the letter itself to see how it is that the inspired apostle expresses his care for the church at Thessalonica which had so recently come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
More on the Union Issue In a court case reported also earlier in this column, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling which supported a woman who refused to join a union and refused to pay dues to that union. The Grand Rapids’ Press gave this report in its issue of December 15, 1982: