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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A temple is a place where God dwells. Idols such as Dagon, Moloch, and Diana also had their temples. Antichrist himself will sit in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (II Thess. 2:4). But in Scripture we learn that the only God worthy of the name is the God who dwells in the temple, and that in a way that He is not present elsewhere. The word dwell is very rich; one of the Greek terms for temple has the basic meaning of...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. No figures of speech set forth the sovereignty of God more clearly and more strikingly than those figures which use the terms potter, clay, and vessels. By God’s sovereignty we mean the freedom and the right of God to do what he pleases with every one of His creatures. “Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places” (Ps. 135:6). May He not do what He will with His own (Matt. 20:15)? “Hath not the potter power...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Balm was an ancient ointment or salve made from the resin of certain pine trees. Sometimes this resin was mixed with honey to produce an ointment of considerable medicinal value. The Old Testament several times speaks of the balm of Gilead because it was especially from the trees that abounded in Gilead, east of Jordan, that this balm was manufactured. It is also likely that people went to Gilead to be treated by physicians who were skilled in the application of this salve. The balm of Gilead...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The man who in the estimation of friend and foe alike was the greatest man that Scotland ever produced was born in 1505 near the village of Haddington (some of his biographers place his birth as late as 1512). John Knox’s education was at the Burgh School of Haddington, where the instructors were Roman Catholic and the instruction prepared young men for the clergy or holy orders. Latin was stressed at this school, so much so that the students were required to speak Latin at all times....

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the Old Testament the word “boldness” is found but a few times. The root meaning is a place of refuge; then to take refuge; then to be confident, sure, without care. In the New Testament the word comes from two smaller words having the meaning of “all” and “to flow, to run like water.” Together this compound word has the meaning to be outspoken, frank, even blunt; to be confident in utterance, and bold in spirit and demeanor. Sometimes the King James translates this word as...

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One does not have to be a scientist to see How we as churches have greatly changed Since we were cast out, three decades ago and more, by a church going wayward, There was a time when our leaders talked And wrote against the hymn convincingly; When they criticized others for elevating man By naming buildings for late benefactors. Today we are being led to the hymn And little memorials all our own. What must we say? Does truth change? Or does it stand immutable as our God. —D.H. Kuiper, Loveland, Colorado

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This article is meant especially for the young man who asked last summer for help in choosing worthwhile books for his bookshelf. Here was a person who had not been overly conscientious in his studies as a youth, nor had he spent much time with books. Now as a husband, father, and office-bearer he felt the need for reading of literature that would provide growth in these various functions, that he might be a workman approved of God. His approach is correct. It is not too much to hope that there are many others who understand this. 

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