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Rev. Slopsema is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. Luke 27:47 What astonishing things had just taken place! In just a few hours Jesus of Nazareth, the great teacher and miracle worker whom many hailed as the Messiah, had been arrested, tried in three different courts, publicly condemned to death, and then crucified. From middle morning to middle afternoon He hung from a cross between two malefactors. And then He died, commending His spirit to the Father. Our...

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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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I.THE CONFOUNDING OF AHAZ (vv. 1-2). 1. In a dangerous plot against Jerusalem (1). A conspiracy arose against the kingdom of Judah. Two monarchs were in league plotting Judah’s destruction. Ahaz the king was in trouble. But in a strategic place he is met by Isaiah the prophet with a message of assurance that the threatened invasion would not succeed, for God would destroy both enemy nations (1-9). 

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[It was the year 1950. The Protestant Reformed Churches were in the process of celebrating their 25th anniversary. On what would have normally been an occasion of great joy, there was reason for sorrow. Disagreement on fundamental doctrinal issues was evident in the churches. It seemed not impossible that a rift would occur. Rev. H. Hoeksema writes his editorial for the March 15th issue of the Standard Bearer in a spirit of gloom and disappointment.

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Recently a friend sent us three copies of an interesting and instructive booklet that bore the title set above this article. It is a Biblico-Theological study written by Professor John Murray who teaches Systematic Theology in the Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. The booklet is a transcript of a lecture the professor delivered last year in London, England, and is printed by the Tyndale Press of the latter city. 

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