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Mr. Hoeksema is a member of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church. This article is the text of his address to the RFPA at their annual meeting on September 27, 2007. Mr. Hoeksema is editor of Redeemed with Judgment, a collection of sermons by the late Prof. H.C. Hoeksema on the prophecy of Isaiah. Volume 1 is now available. History  The history of this book goes back some forty or more years. In 1959 HCH (as I will respectfully refer to my father) was appointed professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Churches, a post...

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In the last article on signs of the times we began a consideration of various signs in the realm of our society. It was pointed out that these signs, while not perhaps as noticeable or spectacular as those in the realm of nature, are nonetheless very significant for us. And just because they are often overlooked, the importance of seeing and understanding them needs emphasis. 

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Last time we began to examine some of the factors which are helping to produce social unity, and pointed out that the women’s liberation movement is one social factor that has done much to strengthen the trend toward this unity. We concluded that this movement is one of the signs of the times in the area of society, and that the result of this phenomenon (and others) will be the antichristian kingdom. 

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Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi: An EP Study Commentary, by Iain M. Duguid, Carlisle, PA: EP Books USA. 255 pages (hardbound). Reviewed by Mark H. Hoeksema. It is my conviction that whenever I encounter a new book, it is both necessary and helpful for me to know something about the author. It seems appropriate to know who he is, in order to determine the background, mindset, and perspective of what he writes. After all, no one writes in a vacuum. Everyone has a theological predisposition for better or for worse, and a viewpoint from which he approaches the Scriptures. To give a...

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Neither Calendar nor Clock: Perspectives on the Belhar Confession, by Piet J. Naude. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. 255 pages. $25.00. Soft cover. ISBN9780802862594. Reviewed by Mark H. Hoeksema. This book deals with a subject unfamiliar to most of us in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Its setting is in South Africa, located on the other side of the world from us, and in a theological context that few understand. More specifically, its subject matter concerns the issue of apartheid, the centuries-long discrimination against native Africans both by the civil authorities and by the church, which was...

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Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Thought, by David Van Drunen. Grand Rapids, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010. 466 pages. Softcover. ISBN978802864437. Reviewed by Mark H. Hoeksema. David Van Drunen is Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California. As is evident from this and other of his writings, he stands in the conservative tradition of Reformed and Presbyterian theology, and is therefore a voice that needs to be heard. When I was assigned this book for review, its title intrigued me because of the questions it raised...

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According to the Scriptures there are many signs of the times. To those who are acquainted with the language of the Bible, the reference of these signs is to the end of the ages, the present world and order of things as we now know and experience them. And, as the title of this department suggests, with those signs we are concerned. We are concerned with all of them in general, to be sure; but it should be our intention to point out very specific signs of the times in the light of God’s Word and to apply them to...

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Recently I received a letter from a brother in New Jersey responding to an article which I wrote for theStandard Bearer on the subject of the use of unleavened bread in the Lord’s Supper. His letter is as follows: While reading the guest article “Should we use Unleavened Bread in the Lord’s Supper,” by Rev. Mark Hoeksema, (Standard Bearer, August, 1975) I was set to thinking about the symbolism involved. It would have been interesting to know on what basis those Lutheran Churches mentioned were taking their stand of using unfermented wine in their observance of the sacrament. My experience in...

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