Questioner: Rev. H.C. Hoeksema Answers by: Rev. H. Hoeksema (Continued) Question: Why was this meeting called by the Committee for Protestant Reformed Action, and why were all our ministers with the exception of one, and all our consistories bypassed ? Doesn’t that look very suspicious? Speaker: Well, that’s up to my son to answer. I’ve no business there.
August 12, 1957 Grand Rapids, Michigan Rev. H. Hoeksema 1139 Franklin St., SE Esteemed editor:
Mr. F. Harbin asks: Rom. 8:29 says: “For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren, and whom he foreordained them he also called, and whom he called them he also justified and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”
As to the Bible-Text On this I received the following question: Dear Rev. Hoeksema: I would like to have your judgment on the different versions of the Bible. Which one do you prefer, what is the difference, and why do you prefer either one or all, please? David J. Broek, Steen, Minn. Answer:
Our Editor-in-Chief gave me the following letter: Grand Rapids, Mich. Dec. 18, 1961 Editor: The Standard Bearer Rev. Herman Hoeksema 1139 Franklin St., S.E. Grand Rapids, Mich. Dear Editor: I would like to refer you to a paragraph in the article “The Wonder of Grace” under the general heading of Meditation written by Reverend G. Vos in the December 15 issue of The Standard Bearer. I refer to the paragraph found on page 122 immediately before the asterisks. The second sentence contains a phrase “by a worm on the Cross,”—was this a printing error, strange terminology with Christ in mind or does...
From the Men’s Society of our Edgerton Church comes this question: Does the forty days of Jonah 3:4have any relationship to those of Exodus 34:28, I Kings 19:8, and Matthew 4:2,
From the Men’s Society of South Holland, Illinois, through their secretary, brother Garret Flikkema, I received the following question: “What is the similarity and difference of the content of the law for the church of the old and new dispensation, as based on Romans 6 and Romans 7? REPLY
From a Kalamazoo reader comes the following question: “What is the meaning of Acts 17:5-6, especially the following words, ‘These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also?’
A reader asks: What is the meaning of the similarity in the expression of Micaiah found in I Kings 22:17, “Israel scattered upon the hills as sheep having not a shepherd,” and that ofMatt. 9:36, “the multitude scattered abroad as sheep having no shepherd”? These two expressions obviously point to similar occasions.
A reader asks: “A friend of mine believes that Genesis 4:7 proves that God showed favor to Cain and therefore grace. If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? He likes to emphasize the word ‘accepted.’ Looking forward for your views in the Standard Bearer.”