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Aussie Appreciation In response to your editorial, “Promoting the Reformed Faith in Australia” (Standard Bearer, January 15, 1992), I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and thanks. Moreover, I am sure that our church in Australia rejoices with me and adds her collective voice of thankfulness. The spirit in which the editorial was written and the thoughts that were expressed in it are characteristic of the love and concern we have received since arriving in America last September. The care and hospitality we have received have been remarkable. Having to establish a home, virtually from scratch, was made so much...

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Rev. Higgs is a minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. In the first article that I wrote for the SB I gave some information concerning the early settlement of Australia, and how I perceive this to have affected us as a nation. In my last article I wrote, briefly, about the history of our denomination. Taking these things into consideration, what wonder of wonders that God should raise up the EPC as a denomination of churches! He has gathered His people from the midst of a wicked world: already this is a wonder that should cause us never...

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Rev. David Higgs is pastor of the congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia at Brisbane. He graduated from the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1994. I have been asked by the editor of the Standard Bearer to write an article of news concerning myself and the congregation of which I am now pastor. I gladly accede to this request with the desire that it keep us in your memories and prayers. More, that this will be one of many means by which we grow in our knowledge of, and love for, each other. As I begin to write it...

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Rev. Higgs is a minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. It has been four years now since we returned from your country to our own, and just over three years since I was ordained to the office of minister of the Word and sacraments. Life in the ministry is always busy, but never so busy that we forget you as churches, or the many friends that we made in your midst. Indeed, rare is the occasion when we do not pray publicly for you in our congregations — for you as denomination; for your ministers and other officebearers;...

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Rev. Higgs is a minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. In my previous article, by way of an introduction to the life of our denomination, I wrote concerning the history of settlement and early life in Australia. This was to set the scene, so that you may understand something of the characteristics, weaknesses, and sins of Australia as a nation, and of her people, generally speaking, as individuals. There is much more involved in trying to understand us Australians. But the settlement of our country and its early history is embedded in our makeup, and certainly helps to...

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On the 25th of May my family and I left Michigan for Australia. We have just concluded a stay in Grand Rapids of almost three years; this is a long time to be away from home. We will be glad to be back home, to be reacquainted with members of our family and old friends. We will be glad to be back in the church in which we have been raised since infancy. Yes, we will even be glad to be back in our own culture. But there is much sadness associated with our leaving as well. I would like...

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“Equally true it is that what is good and according to God’s law on Monday is good and according to His law on the Sabbath.”  So we wrote in the February 1 issue of the Standard Bearer.  We pause briefly in our consideration of how positively to observe the Sabbath in His fear, as we began to do in the last issue, to say a few more things about the above statement.  There may be need for this. At least it was brought to our attention that there might for some be need of clarification. 

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Rev. Higgs is a pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. In May 1554 John Knox went to Geneva where he met John Calvin face to face for the first time. It is apparent that there had been correspondence between the two prior to this time, as Calvin had recommended Knox to Bullinger at least as early as March of the same year.1 It was in January 1554 that Knox began this journey to Geneva when he was forced into exile from England. This was due to the ascension to the throne of the devoted Roman Catholic, Mary Tudor,...

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