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All Articles For Deuteronomy

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 “Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons, specially the day that thou stoodest before thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather Me the people to­gether, and I will make them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children”. Deut. 4:9, 10

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Rev. Slopsema is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:6, 7 Moses is addressing the people of Israel in the plains of Moab. Soon Israel will enter into the land of promise. Moses reminds Israel of the covenant which God established with them at Mount...

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Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. The subject of good works is often considered under the heading of sanctification. Article 24 of the Belgic Confession, for example, is entitled “Of Man’s Sanctification and Good Works.” When God sanctifies us, He causes us willingly to perform good works. In fact, if God did not sanctify us, we would be completely unable to do good works. It is only by the sanctifying grace of God that we are able to begin to perform the works that are pleasing to our God. This truth concerning the inseparable...

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Reprinted from When Thou Sittest in Thine House, by Abraham Kuyper, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapid, Michigan. 1929. Used by permission of Eerdmans Publishing Co. Forgetfulness Is it sin to forget? Or, when something escaped us, are we done with it by saying: I forgot it. One would almost grant the latter. For, when you have simply not thought about a matter, when remembrance of it did not come to you, and nothing whatever reminded you of it, how in the world then could you help it, and how can you be held accountable for it? In by far the...

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Rev. VanOverloop is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of which the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.” II Peter 2:1, 2 Knowledge is essential. It is absolutely essential for the being and for the well-being of every child of God. This is the knowledge of faith, which...

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On Nailed Tent Pegs In the April 15 SB Rev. Koole questions why a like-minded son or daughter of Father Abraham would even think of not participating fully in PR communal schools and would choose to homeschool instead. By its very nature, faith leads a man to where God wants him to be, not necessarily to where other men think he ought to be. This is what truly makes a man a son of Abraham. Consequently, what appears to be folly to man may, in fact, be the wisdom of God. Much faith and even greater love, however, is required to fully accept differentiated...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. It has been some time since I wrote the first article for an intended series on “Life in the Covenant Home.” A very busy year in the ministry has made it difficult for me to continue to write articles for this series. It might be helpful for those reading this article to re-read the first article in the December 1, 2007 issue of the Standard Bearer. I intend to continue, the Lord willing, to write on subjects related to this general theme. I will do this by considering carefully...

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Rev. Slopsema is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29 Deuteronomy 29 is part of the final instructions that Moses gave to Israel before their entering into the land of Canaan. This chapter begins with Moses reminding Israel of the loving care God had shown to them during their forty years of wilderness wanderings. God had provided them bread and water. God...

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Rev. Cammenga is pastor of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. In case any one errs in doctrine or offends in conduct, as long as the sin is of a private character, not giving public offense, the rule clearly prescribed by Christ in Matthew 18 shall be followed.  Church Order, Article 72. Background Articles 72 and 73 concern private sins.* Article 72 prescribes how private sins are to be handled. Article 73 forbids the members of the church informing the consistory about private sins. Our Church Order and Reformed church polity makes an important distinction between private and public...

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