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THE CHURCH AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS  According to a recent report, a Methodist Church in Sydney, Australia, has opened a special kind of night-club for teenagers. No liquor is sold in the night-club, but popular teenage musicians are hired to entertain the crowds; the young people dress as they like, eat…

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The Church and the Sacraments, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, Formal Principle (continued)

In our preceding article we were criticizing that form bf Rationalism which admits that the Scriptures do contain a supernatural revelation. This type of Rationalism, however, believes the things that are in the Word of God only if and when he is able to comprehend and understand them. In our…

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Calvin and Common Grace

On the above mentioned subject, Dr. Herman Kuiper has written a couple of articles in The Banner under the title “Surprises in Calvin.” He does this by several quotations from Calvin’s writings, both from his well-known work the Institutes and from his Commentaries. The chief purpose of these quotations is, evidently, that Calvin believed…

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The Church and the Sacraments, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, Formal Principle (contiuned)

In our preceding article, appraising that form of Rationalism which is known as Deistical Rationalism, we observed, in the first place, that it is surely contrary to the teachings of the Word of God. And, in the second place, we also pointed out that this presentation is contrary to all…

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The Church and the Sacraments, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, Formal Principle (contiuned)

Rationalism is that system or theory which elevates Reason above the Scriptures. Of course, the Reformation did not deny the activity of the mind, did not maintain that faith is unreasonable or irrational. But Rationalism elevates Reason above the Word of God. It does not believe because the object of…

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