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With this issue, the Standard Bearer begins running the translation of a seventy-two page pamphlet written in the Dutch by the Reverends Henry Danhof and Herman Hoeksema. The title in Dutch isNiet Doopersch Maar Gereformeerd. It bears no date, but it was almost certainly printed in 1923. The Reverends Danhof and Hoeksema were at that time respected ministers in the Christian Reformed Church. The title indicates the authors’ conviction that the rejection of common grace is Reformed. Ministers within their denomination had charged them with being Anabaptist. In particular, the well-known Rev. Jan Karl Van Baalen had written a pamphlet in 1922...

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We are pleased to present in this and in a few issues to come a guest writer, Rev. G. VanBaren. The staff decided at its last annual meeting to present from time to time a few special articles on subjects of current interest. We asked Rev. VanBaren to write about the Vatican Council. Rev. VanBaren originally intended to write two or three articles, as we suggested; but as he prepared to write, it became apparent that more articles would be needed in order to provide our readers with an adequate description and evaluation of Vatican II.

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In this issue you will find the first article by Rev. Andrew Lanning on the life and ministry of Rev. H. Danhof, a man whose name “has a prominent place” at the beginning of PRC history. But it may well be that many of theStandard Bearer readers know very little about Danhof. You will find this, and the subsequent articles, to be a fascinating account of the life of one of the three ministers deposed by the CRC in 1924, but who never became Protestant Reformed. Along the way, Rev. Lanning points out important lessons that can be drawn from the...

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We call attention to the fact that elsewhere in this issue, under the title, “The New Publishing Project,” the reader will find complete information in regard to the proposed publication of Rev. H. Hoeksema’s dogmatics. Since there had been many requests for information, and since this requires considerable space, it was decided by the Publication Committee to ask for publicity in the Standard Bearer.

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On Friday, May 1; the Rev. H. Hoeksema, at the personal invitation of Prof. Harold Dekker, addressed the Middlers Class of (Calvin Seminary on the subject, “Particular Throughout.” (Our seminary personnel, accompanied also by the Revs. H. Veldman and G. Vos, were also present by invitation. The lecture was followed by an abbreviated session of questions from the students. 

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Back business. I failed to make mention in the previous issue that the department The Lord Gave The Word will be appearing from time to time in the current volume. The Rev. R. Decker contributed a guest article in the last issue for this department; but we are happy to report also that the regular department editor, Rev. C. Hanko, hopes to fill this rubric in the future. The next article will appear in the November 1 issue. You may also await with anticipation a surprise new rubric from Rev. Hanko’s pen which will appear from time to time.

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The first note is to some of my delinquent fellow editors. You have all received a schedule informing you when the articles for your department are due. Whether you are observing this schedule or not is known to you and your editor in chief. The simple facts are, however, that the Standard Bearer runs on a rather tight schedule, and that this schedule calls for sufficient copy in the scheduled departments to fill our 24 pages.

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 The reader will notice that some of our regular departments are missing from time to time. This is intentional. We are trying to furnish a greater variety of material by two means: occasionally including special features, and introducing some new departments. This also gives the various department editors a “breather” now and then. In this issue we have another new department: Rev. Harbach’s Studies in Depth. This will replace his Trying The Spirits.

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Call the Sabbath a Delight! Welcome to our special issue on the Lord’s Day. The Old Testament name Sabbathemphasizes the truth that we are to rest in the mighty works of God, notably our salvation sealed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The New Testament name Lord’s Dayemphasizes that Jesus Christ is Lord of the entire Sabbath, and He determines what is right for the day. This special day, established by God as a creation ordinance, is one that even the ungodly cannot ignore totally. And yet, in both respects—as Sabbath and as the Lord’s Day—God’s law is trampled underfoot. That the...

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The reader will note that there is a change of format in this issue of the Standard Bearer. We are presenting a special section in memory of our beloved past Editor whom the Lord has taken to glory. For this memorial section Rev. M. Schipper prepared his comforting funeral message in meditation form; and the Rev. G. Vos, the nestor among our ministers, kindly consented to write a special article in his own, inimitable way. From several photographs available we chose one taken by Rev. B. Woudenberg several years ago and furnished through the courtesy of Prof. Hanko. 

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