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The Doctrine of Sin, The Second Period—250-730 A.D., The Pelagian Controversy

Hagenbach, writing on the opinions of the Latin theologians, during this period, and before Augustine, writes as follows: During this period, as well as the preceding, the theologians of the Western church were more favorable than those of the Eastern, to the Augustinian doctrine. Even Arnobius speaks of a connatural…

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Editor’s Notes

With this issue we begin a new volume, the forty-fourth! It is our purpose again to present in the pages of theStandard Bearer a well-balanced diet of pertinent comment about today’s ecclesiastical scene, particularly in the Reformed community, and of solid Scriptural and Reformed instruction. The new volume will bring no…

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Treasurer’s Report—RFPA

Balance on Hand September 1, 1966—$1,306.79 Receipts  Subscriptions—$4,638.90  Membership Dues—$137.00  Gifts—$4,837.84  Advertising—$192.00  Bound Volumes—$690.50  Receipts for year—$10,496.24  Total Receipts—$11,803.03 Disbursements  Wobbema Printing—$9,297.74  Holland Bookbinding Co.—$503.75  Mr. J. Dykstra — Gift—$300.00  Miscellaneous—$164.00 

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The Doctrine of Sin, The Second Period—250-730 A.D., The Pelagian Controversy, Life of Augustine (Philip Schaff)

It is a venturesome and delicate undertaking to write one’s own life (the undersigned believes that our readers will be interested in an account of Augustine’s life, particularly with a view to the Pelagian controversy, as set forth by Philip Schaff in his history of the Christian Church, Vol. III,…

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The Christian Reformed Synod and the “Dekker Case”, “Abstract”—Without Definition or Proof

In its decision, quoted in full in a previous editorial, the Christian Reformed Synod not only decided that Professor Dekker expressed himself ambiguously about the love of God and the atonement, but also that he expressed himself in an abstract way. Moreover, the implication of Synod’s decision to “admonish Professor Dekker” for…

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The Doctrine of Sin, The Second Period—250-730 A.D., The Pelagian Controversy, Life of Augustine (Philip Schaff)

We now continue with our quotation from Philip Schaff. (Vol. III, 988 ff.), on the life of Augustine. Augustine, the man with upturned eye, with pen in the left hand, and a burning heart in the right (as he is usually represented), is a philosophical and theological genius of the first…

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