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1. Election and Reprobation According to Barth, 2. Only Two Churches?, 3. Entered Into Rest

Election and Reprobation According to Barth In Christianity Today there occurred an article under the heading: “The Enigma In Barth.” The article especially has reference to the fact that Barth, in his Dogmatics, quotes frequently from Scripture in spite of the fact that he emphasizes, at the same time, that there are…

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The Church and the Sacraments, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, Influence of the Main Principles, Of the Reformation (continued)

We noted in our preceding article that the real question between Rome and Protestantism is whether apart from the revelation contained in the Bible, there is another supplementary and explanatory revelation, which has been handed down outside of the Scripture, by tradition. Are there doctrines, institutions, and ordinances, having no…

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As To Books

Expounding God’s Word, by Alan M. Stibbs. Published by Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. This little book of 112 pages is a homiletical-hermeneutical treatise, that is, it evidently aims at teaching how to prepare sermons by expounding the Scriptures as the Word of God. In an introductory chapter, that…

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The Church and the Sacraments, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, The Roman Catholic View

The significance of the Church is an extremely important and significant question. The Roman Catholic view of the Church is most clearly and ably set forth by Robert Bellarmin, the famous Roman Catholic controversialist. According to him the church is a company of men externally bound together by the profession…

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All Around Us

LUTHERANS AND ROME It is the time of the year when the Protestant Churches ponder their heritage—especially the heritage of the Reformation. Especially among the Reformed Churches, this is an occasion for gratitude to God Who so remarkably and graciously delivered His Church from the bondage of Rome. One would…

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The Church and the Sacrements, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, The Roman Catholic View

In this article we will proceed with the Roman Catholic conception of the Church. According to Rome, the Church is a company of men externally bound together by the profession of the Christian faith, united in the communion of the same sacraments, under and subject to the government of legitimate…

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Editorial

Question: The Saints In Heaven Before The Second Coming? On the above-mentioned subject I received a question from the Men’s Society of Oak Lawn as follows: “Dear Rev. Hoeksema: “For the past two years our Men’s Society has been discussing the Book of Revelation. In discussing chapter 16 we were…

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Ecumenical Groups

In the latest issue of Christianity Today there appeared a rather lengthy description of all the large ecumenical groups in America. This was given in connection with a discussion of the meeting of the World Council Of Churches (W.C.C.) which began its meetings November 18 and continues meeting until December 6 in…

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The Church and the Sacraments, The Time of the Reformation, Views on the Church, The Roman Catholic View

Quoting from “Radio Replies by Fathers Rumble and Carty,” Volume III, paragraphs 285-298, setting forth the Romish conception of the Church, we were quoting Answer 294 which is an answer to the question whether there are any references in the Old and New Testaments to any definite religion of Christ.…

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