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The Future of our Family Altars

Elijah’s lament when he lay discouraged under the juniper tree: “the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars” was not the utterance of a religious pessimist. The actual religious situation in Israel at that particular time was correctly indicated by the Lord’s prophet. Every word in his description of Israel’s apostasy was true. […]

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Was the Synod Inconsistent?

We terminated our comments in the September issue on Synod’s decisions regarding the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture with the promise to discuss the lament of some of our people that Synod was inconsistent in adopting only half-way measures in those decisions. Synod was declared inconsistent on two counts. First, it failed to demand of the ten […]

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Synod’s Decisions on Infallibility

It is our intention in this issue to discuss the most important matter which required the attention of the 1959 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church; namely, the question whether the Bible is the absolutely infallible Word of God. MISUNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE It is of great importance to know just what the issue was with […]

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In Reply to Dr. James Daane

In the September, 1958, issue of TORCH AND TRUMPET, an article appeared under the heading: The Future of our Christian Schools. The author was Mr. Raymond J. Geerdes, Mr. Geerdes also wrote: “Dr. Daane was later questioned as to whether this involvement in the American scene could not be more easily accomplished by sending a […]

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Convergence of Two Denominations

The two denominations referred to in the heading of this article are the Christian Reformed Church and the group of Protestant Reformed churches (often called the Do Wolf group) which broke away from the denomination by that name which since 1925 has been headed by Rev. Herman Hoeksema. For the benefit of those readers who are […]

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Protest Against the Welfare State

It is a matter of common knowledge that many of the governments of Europe, even among those outside of the orbit of Communism, are more or less socialistic. Socialism is the public ownership of all or many of the means of production, transportation, and communication. In today’s complex world practically all socialism is state socialism. Except in […]

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What is Happening to the Christian Reformed Church?

To say that we have hesitated to write this article would be an under-statement. There is so much good in the Church we love that an inward struggle preceded the resolution to publish the thoughts that are here expressed since they reveal the conviction that serious faults and dangerous trends are coming to the surface in […]

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The Certainty of Christ’s Resurrection

“CHRIST IS RISEN! Hallelujah!” This is the triumphant song of every Bible-believing Christian, not only on Easter Sunday but on every Lord’s Day and whenever his thoughts turn to the foundation of his faith. But can we believe Christ’s resurrection without the slightest tinge of doubt? Can we be absolutely sure of it? It is […]

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Inspiration Means Infallibility

Our January issue called attention to two articles in Stromata, the organ of the students at Calvin Seminary, in which the infallibility of Scripture was questioned while its divine inspiration was maintained. There is an essential difference between inspiration in a general sense, as for example, of poets, painters, architects,—or of the fruits of their creative […]

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The 1959 Murray Lectures

We are happy to be able to announce to our readers that Professor John Murray, professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, has accepted the invitation of Reformed Fellowship, Inc., to give a series of four lectures in Grand Rapids on the evenings of Thursday, May 21; Friday, May 22; Monday, May 23; and Tuesday, […]

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