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Denying the Heritage of the Fathers. This was our reaction when reading some time ago the glaring headlines and the article which followed in the ‘’Catholic Messenger”. The title of this article was: “Dutch Reformed Pastors re-examine their position in the light of church tradition.” And then, “Ask the questions…

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Contribution

Esteemed Editor of The Standard Bearer: Having read the Open Letter from Hamilton, many questions arose in my mind. In the first place, what have we really in common with the so-called Liberated Churches or De Gereformeerde Kerken, onderhoudende Art. 31? What binds us together, except that we both were…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption Lord’s Day 29, Chapter 3: Spiritual Eating and Drinking

We now confront the question whether the body and blood of Jesus Christ is present at the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and if so, in what sense. In other words the question is: what is the connection between the signs of the Lord’s Supper and the thing signified? This…

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Periscope

The Assumption if Mary and the Protestant Reformed Churches. It is expected that on the first of November of this year the Pope will announce that the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is now a dogma in the Roman Catholic Church. This theory held as a pious belief for some…

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Contribution

Chatham, October 14, 1950 To Professor Rev. H. Hoeksema, Editor of the Standard Bearer Esteemed Editor I read in the Standard Bearer, number 1, October 1, 1950, under “Contribution” the following of Mr. A.H. Haan: “But, the error of the Liberated Churches with regards to the Covenant and the error…

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In Good Company? “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger, as it is written,…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption LORD’S DAY 29, Chapter 3: Spiritual Eating and Drinking

All the Reformed confessions, therefore, emphasize that the eating and drinking which takes place at the table of the Lord is purely spiritual. There is a spiritual food. Christ imparts Himself at the table of communion to believers as the true meat and drink unto eternal life. There is, secondly,…

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Letter to Editor

Here follows the translation of this letter: Esteemed Editor: May I also have a little space in the Standard Bearer? I would like very much to write something regarding the things which are discussed among us. As an emigrant, formerly belonging to the Reformed Churches, maintaining Art. 31, I, and…

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