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We now continue with our quotations from the Radio Replies of the Fathers Rumble and Carty, Volume II, 716-721, 732-735. 720. Is not the application of water merely symbolic, testifying an inward regeneration? No. The sacramental external rite does not merely testify to an inward regeneration. It causes that regeneration.…

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King Rehoboam lost the greater share of his kingdom because of a dispute over the matter of taxes. Indeed, there was, much more to the argument that split the twelve tribes of Israel into two separate kingdoms and cost Rehoboam ten of these tribes. Solomon had taxed the people to…

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January 4, 1963 Chandler, Minn. Rev. Herman Hoeksema Grand Rapids, Michigan Dear Rev. Hoeksema: May I first of all extend to you a happy and blessed New Year. As I was reading in the January, 1963, issue of the Standard Bearer, I came across this statement in the Meditation written by…

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“. . . because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.” Ecclesiastes 12:5 When we begin our ministry there are many “firsts.” The first time we meet with and lead the consistory meeting; our first house visitation; sick visitation; Lord’s Supper; baptism; wedding ceremony;…

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