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R.F.P.A.

We had in mind to begin this column in an entirely different manner, perhaps by introducing the writers and making a statement or two of our plans for this rubric. Since the evening of September 20, however, these have appeared irrelevant and this article must take precedence. The reason for…

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Off To School

The Wrong Way. As these words are written, the short but pleasant summer season has again come to an end, and schooldays are with us once again. Throughout the country the schools have opened their doors to receive the nation’s children. Our own covenant children, too, have returned to their…

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AN APPRECIATION Under the Book Review volume in The Banner of September 21, we found1 the following: FIVE BOOKS, by the Rev. Herman Hoeksema; namely, The Royal Sufferer, The Amazing Cross, The Mystery of Bethlehem, In The Sanctuary, and Whosoever Will. Published by Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company, Grand Rapids,…

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Monasticism

As was said, Monasticism passed through four stages of development. During the first stage the ascetics were unorganized sand continued to dwell among men. During the second stage they withdrew from the society of men, even from the society of one another, and took their abode in the wilderness. This…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 18, Chapter 1: The Fact of Christ’s Resurrection (continued)

To give the answer that the people believed the report of Mary that they had stolen the body of the Lord, as some do, would be too superficial, andsurely unscriptural, an interpretation of the words “and believed.” If that had been the meaning of the evangelist he must needs have…

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The Conference (7)

Since the complete proceedings of the Conference between the ministers and students of the Reformed Church in the U. S. and the ministers and students of the Protestant Reformed Churches will be published, we intend to give only a brief resume of the meetings. Our own Churches were well represented…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 17, Chapter 2: The Idea of Christ’s Resurrection

The resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day is of central significance for the economy of salvation. Even in the brief answer of the Heidelberg Catechism concerning this glorious truth, though it views Christ’s resurrection entirely from the aspect of our profit, this is expressed. For, according to the…

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Commendable If members of the Presbyterian Church in the II. S. A. take the advice of the leaders of their presbyteries and synods, they will postpone all plans to build new buildings or to add to old ones until their denomination becomes able to extend help to fellow Christians in…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 17, Chapter 2: The Idea of Christ’s Resurrection (continued). Chapter 3: The Power of Christ’s Resurrection

Chapter 2: The Idea Of Christ’s Resurrection (continued) In the eternal counsel of God, the resurrected Christ, the first begotten of the dead, the glorified Son of God in the flesh, stands logically first. In the divine decree He is conceived first, and He “openeth the womb” for every creature.…

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RETROGRESSION!! The following notice appeared in The Banner of November 9, 1945: “Classis Kalamazoo takes great pleasure in announcing to the various churches of our denomination the union that has been affected between the Protesting First Christian Reformed Church and the Christian Reformed Church on the evening of November 1,…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 17, Chapter 3: The Power of Christ’s Resurrection (continued)

This the Catechism means when it speaks of “that righteousness which he had purchased for us by his death.” He paid the price for our righteousness, the price that was demanded by God’s unchangeable justice applied to the guilty. That price was death. And the price must be paid, righteousness…

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A Sign Of The Times

“It is becoming clear that public opinion is moving closer toward the next step in international relations, usually described as “world government”. The atomic bomb is responsible for this shift of opinion. The shift is discernible in expressions by political leaders who were pioneers for a United Nations Organization, by…

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