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Herman Hoeksema was the first editor of the Standard Bearer. Essay read at a Conference of some Christian Reformed and Protestant Ministers (Translated from the Dutch by Rev. H. Veldman) It will now not be difficult for the brethren to understand that it was impossible for us to subscribe to the three points, or also to promise that we, privately or publicly, would never teach anything which would conflict with those points. Such a promise would forever silence our mouth and cause our pen to become dry. Although it is indeed our conviction that the synod of 1924 saw the...

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Herman Hoeksema was the first editor of the Standard Bearer. Essay read at a Conference of some Christian Reformed and Protestant Reformed Ministers (Translated from the Dutch by Rev. H. Veldman) With regard to what I have said thus far there can be but little, if any, difference of opinion. In the rest of this essay I now offer you an introduction, from our viewpoint, to the discussion of our doctrinal differences, submitting this introduction, of course, to your free discussion and criticism. I would consider it advisable if also one of the Christian Reformed brethren would present such an...

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Herman Hoeksema was the first editor of the Standard Bearer. Essay read at a Conference of some Christian Reformed and Protestant Reformed Ministers (Translated from the Dutch by Rev. H. Veldman) The immediate occasion of this meeting of certain leaders of the Christian Reformed and Protestant Reformed Churches was, no doubt, the visit of Dr. K. Schilder among us. Now and then, also before the coming of the professor at Kampen, the sentiment was expressed that the difference between both churches was not sufficiently important or fundamental to justify their separate existence. Never, however, did this lead to any definite...

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