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When our office-bearers sign the Form of Subscription (p. 71, back of Psalter Hymnal) something fine takes places; a commitment of faith in, and loyalty to, our Reformed Standards. It has been unfairly claimed that this signing asks us to “rule out in advance all public discussion of all creedal problems.” But a careful reading gives better […]

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A Look at Books

CREATION ACCORDING TO GOD’S WORD by John C. Whitcomb Jr. Published by The Reformed Fellowship, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 29 pages. Price 25¢ each, discounts for quantities of 50 or more. Dr. Whitcomb is Professor of Old Testament Studies and Director of Post-graduate Studies at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana. This booklet contains three lectures […]

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INQUIRY WITH RESPONSIBILITY Very likely many have pondered the article of Dr. Henry Stob in the May-June Reformed Journal (p. 5), where he writes about the propositions set forth by the “Dekker” study committee. In effect he warns that Synod should not proclaim the committee’s propositions as “‘dogmas’ to be honored by all who are charged to think Christianly […]

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LET’S MATCH CALVINISTS AND ROMANISTS! A round table discussion of Calvinistic ministers and Roman Catholic priests—now there’s a thought. I have just finished reading The II Vatican Council and the new Catholicism by Berkouwcr. The author, quite characteristically I think, makes too many concessions to the enemy hut nevertheless spells out the general concensus that a fresh […]

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HOW CHANGING IS THE CLIMATE? When I was taking the course of Christian Reformed Church History in our Seminary. the question was raised as to the right of the Christian Reformed Church to separate from the Reformed Church of America in 1857. After explaining the various reasons for the decision to become a separate Church, the professor […]

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LOST KEYS? A usual feature in any “lost and found” is an assortment of keys. Such important things ought not be mislaid and so one by one they are retrieved by their owners. But there are some keys which in the minds of some church members are as good as lost and today there is precious […]

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CITIZENS FOR EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM At the present moment the Christian Reformed Church is undergoing a marked change in its thinking concerning tax aid to independent school children. Ten years ago there was little enthusiasm for this proposal, except by some who from personal experience had seen bow equitably to all the system had worked in Holland. […]

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Pray for Jerusalem’s Peace

No, we’re not thinking now of Grand Rapids, often called the “Jerusalem” of the Christian Reformed churches, and that by reason of geography, history, and circumstances. We have in mind just now Jerusalem, the capital city of Judah and of Palestine, especially representative of God’s ancient covenant people, and now figuratively of God’s Zion amidst the […]

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The Divine Safekeeping

PSALM 121 1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: From whence shall my help come? 2 My help cometh from Jehovah, Who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel Will neither slumber nor […]

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