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Rev. Jon Smith has accepted the call to Trinity Protestant Reformed Church of Houston, Texas. Rev. M. Kamps has declined the call to Hull Church in Iowa. A welcome program for Rev. Bekkering and his family was held December 19th at Faith Church in Jenison, Michigan.
Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 9, 1985 at the Southeast Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Present also was Home Missionary Kenneth Hanko and the Rev. G. Lubbers. The Classis also welcomed Rev. W. Bekkering, who attended Classis East for the first time as a delegate.
I would like to consider with you a portion of the truth of God’s Word as it is given to us in I John 3:1-3. We read a very blessed truth in these verses. It is good to reflect upon them for awhile; and thus we shall through this meditation. First we quote the text referred to above: “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.
For most of you, the sacrament of Baptism was administered to you in your infancy. At that time you were all unaware of your baptism, that you were baptized, and the meaning and significance of your baptism. The Baptists suppose that this constitutes an objection to infant baptism. We Reformed deny the validity of this objection.
The Book of Revelation, also called the Apocalypse (from the first word of the Greek text), unveils for us the things that must come to pass that lead to the return of Christ. With His return, all things are brought to the final conclusion. In Genesis, we learn of the beginning of all things, the creation of the universe, of Adam and Eve, and of Paradise. The beauty did not endure, for man disobeyed God and the whole world was plunged into sin and death. The history of redemption follows in the rest of the Scriptures.
We are calling attention in these articles to the subject, Integration and Segregation, as it is held before us in I Corinthians 12:13: “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” We concluded our preceding article by referring to the amazing and wonderful unity of the church of God and of Christ. In the world it is integration or segregation, not both.
Chapter XVIII The Mystery of the “Seventy Weeks” in Daniel 9 THE BOOKS BY WHICH DANIEL UNDERSTOOD THE DURATION OF THE DESOLATIONS (Daniel 9:1-3, continued)
Although Esther did not plan it that way, the time between her first banquet prepared for the king and Haman and the second produced some events that benefited her. Those events served her cause, but only because it was in harmony with God’s cause, and because enlargement and deliverance were coming from another place than the one which she and Mordecai expected. It came down from out of heaven, whereas they were looking for some earthly relief and protection.
We have come, in our discussion of the order of worship, to those elements in which the minister speaks: the votum, the benedictions, the prayers and the sermon. In this article we shall be discussing the votum.
(Note: The previous installment brought the history commemorated in the “One Hundred Fifty Years” of our subject to the point at which the Secession had become an accomplished fact in the congregation at Ulrum, of which Hendrick de Cock was pastor. The current installment continues from this point by briefly relating the spread of the Afscheiding. The reader should bear in mind that this is by no means a detailed account of the Secession and its spread.)