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A Report on Synod 1963

Here follows a m0re or less detailed report on the debates and actions of the Synod of 1963 of the Christian Reformed Church. Members of the Editorial Committee of the magazine have tried to cover the discussions on the more important matters before synod. Many things are not dealt with. But we hope we have covered the more significant […]

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Foreign Missions and the Proposed Church Order

“Since foreign mission work is beyond the scope and resources of the congregations and classes, it demands the cooperation of all the churches and is therefore to be performed under the auspices of synod” (Article 81a of the Proposed Revised Church Order). The synod of 1963 of the Christian Reformed Church will consider and be […]

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The Reformed Church in America

Returning delegates have generally found themselves questioned about two items that appeared before General Synod. The first is the issue of merger with the (Southern) Presbyterian Church, U.S.A committee comprised of twelve representatives from each denomination asked per. mission to formulate a “plan of union” that might be presented (though not necessarily) in 1967. The Particular […]

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After Many Years…Another Dordt

Reformed believers who have not completely forgotten the rock whence they were hewn still hold in high honor the synod of Dordt (1618–19). Here the pattern of ecclesiastical life for their forebears in the Netherlands was so firmly fixed that it remained largely unchanged for some centuries. A few weeks ago another synod was held, […]

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Impressions of the 1962 Christian Reformed Synod

We attended many, though not all, of the sessions of the Christian Reformed Synod held last June and feel inclined to record our impressions. As far as we could judge a fraternal spirit prevailed. This was also the testimony of delegates to whom we have spoken. There was no manifestation of bitterness and differences of […]

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Agenda Synod of the Christian Reformed Church

In this article we seek to give our readers a preview of some of the matters which will come up for discussion next month at the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church to convene in Grand Rapids. We have not had the time to read the reports contained in the 307.page Agenda. Our comments will be […]

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Synodical Matters

THE REPORT ON INFALLIBILITY Report no. 24 of the synodical Agenda, entitled “Infallibility and Inspiration in the Light of Scripture and the Creeds,” makes an impression of excellence. It is to the point, thorough, exegetically convinCing and creedally sound. Thus one is impressed by the main body of this well-written document taking pages 119 to 195 in the […]

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