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To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens; So states the Word of God as may be found in Ecclesiastes 3:1. In verse 2, and continuing to the end of the book, there are ample illustrations how we mortals are restricted to, are subject to, the regimentation of the time factor in our lives. The various aspects one may or can experience in a lifetime are thus rehearsed in our ears. Also the vanity of all earthly things and the excellency of heavenly wisdom is herewith set forth. But read for yourselves the conclusion...

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September 20, 1990 Dear Members and Supporters of the R.F.P.A. (Standard Bearer publication): Until one is personally involved to some degree, it is so easy to dismiss from one’s mind all the required time and effort and cost that go into a finished product—namely, in this case, Volume 66 of the SB, and also the related work of the Permanent Committee for the Publication of Protestant Reformed Literature. We as Board, on behalf of the Association, gratefully acknowledge and thank our Editor, the Editorial Committee, our Business Manager, Guest Writers, Department Editors, and others who contributed to put the SB and other of our...

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September 21, 1989 Dear Board, Association members, and friends of the Reformed Free Publishing Association: Threescore and five years ago our spiritual forefathers brought forth in this our fair city of churches (Grand Rapids, MI) a new and much needed magazine named “The Standard Bearer.” The need was urgent to explain and defend their scriptural position regarding the Common Grace controversy of that day. A quote from the original statement of purpose says it best: “We are concerned to instruct and to help the Reformed child of God in the living of a full, deep, all-sided Christian life for his...

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Peter Koole is an elder in Hope Prot. Ref. Church, Walker, Michigan. Instant cash! Instant riches! Buy a ticket for only a dollar—rub the surface with a coin—match up the same symbols and/or numbers—and you, too, can be on your way to becoming independently wealthy; in fact, a millionaire. Sounds very inviting, doesn’t it? Have you ever fantasized what you would or could do with a million dollars won with a lottery ticket? The lottery and its likes are surely to be condemned. The same is to be said of Las Vegas with its possible high winnings by playing the...

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Report of Eastern Ladies’ League Our fall meeting of the Ladies’ League of the Protestant Reformed Churches was held in our Hudsonville church on the evening of October 18, 1962. We began our meeting with singing from Psalter No. 374 and a Dutch Psalm, No. 43 verse 3. Mrs. D. Jonker, President of the League, then read from Eccesiastes 2:1-11 and Rev. 13:11-18 and opened with prayer to our covenant God. A double trio from the Priscilla Society of First Church sang for us No. 60 from the Psalter. Mrs. Jonker then introduced the speaker for the evening, Rev. J. Heys. He...

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Looking back at the activities and accomplishments of the R.F.P.A. during the past publication year, what can be more properly said than that our God is ever Faithful, ever Sure.  Volume 58 of the Standard Bearer is history; but putting our hand to the plow, we go forward in the confidence that, if the Lord wills, Volume 59, page by page, issue by issue, will go forth to the ends of the earth. 

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