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My first impression on arriving at the confer­ence in Hudsonville PRC was that the park­ing lot was almost full. That augured well for good attendance at the three sessions on Thursday-Saturday (October 17-19, 2013). I was glad to see such a lively interest in a conference for which the seminary and the Evangelism Committee of Hudsonville PRC had made such diligent preparation. Entering the building itself, I was immediately drawn to the book tables. The seminary had set up one book table, ably manned by the seminarians themselves. It included a display of rare books from the library, with the...

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“This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge….” Genesis 19:9 With the radical secularization of Western nations, we are witnessing increased suppression and silencing of Christianity and Christians, with an increased promo­tion of anti-Christian beliefs and practices. Arguably, the greatest anti-Christian voice in Western nations—especially Europe, the United States, and Canada—is the pro-homosexual lobby. These nations, under the guise of tolerance, promote aggressively the notion that homosexuality is a good and acceptable way of life that must be tolerated—nay, affirmed and celebrated—by everyone. Christians remain among the few voices left in society who question...

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Federal Vision: Heresy at the Root, by David J. Engelsma. Jenison, Michigan: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2012. 252 pages. Hardback. [Reviewed by Martyn Mc Geown.] This reviewer grew up in a Presbyterian denomi­nation in Ireland. Although the church was not very doctrinal, one thing sticks in my head even now. It concerns baptism. At every occasion of baptism, the minister said (whether this was an official baptismal form I do not know), “Baptism is a testimony to the divine initiative, that God takes the first step in our salvation . . . .” I often wondered what that meant, but...

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Mr. McGeown is a member of the CPRC and currently a student at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. I have a tingle of happiness in my own soul” were the words of Prof. Hanko as he welcomed the congregation on Wednesday, 2nd August, 2006 to Ballymena Leisure Centre, which had been rented as the venue for the official organization of the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland. That tingle of happiness echoed in our souls. Organization as a church with officebearers (Titus 1:5) is the goal of mission work and is something for which the Fellowship had been praying and...

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A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been, by Michael L. Brown. Concord, NC, EqualTime Books, 2011. 691 pages. Hardcover. ISBN-10-0615406092. [Reviewed by Rev. Martyn McGeown.] A Queer Thing Happened to America is a carefully researched, and very disturbing, account of the development of the GLBT6 movement, from the Stonewall riots (June 1989), through the reception (June 2009) by President Obama of 300 gay activists at the White House, to its vision of the future. Brown lifts the lid on militant homosexual activism, especially in America, and uncovers an agenda that pervades every part of...

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