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Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? We shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he? Habakkuk 1:12, 13

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Congregation Activities The Council of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI recently organized a Technology Committee.  This Committee was organized due to a request from someone in another state who expressed the desire to be able to receive an audio/video presentation of Georgetown’s worship service directly from their website.  Georgetown’s council responded by forming this committee to investigate and advise them concerning the possible uses of technology and how it could be used to help their efforts in church as well as to make more effective their...

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Rev. VanOverloop is pastor of Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4 The prophet began his prophecy by expressing his great concern for the increasing wickedness in Judah. He had been for a while sending his complaint to the Lord, asking for God to judge and restore righteousness in the kingdom of Judah (Hab. 1:2-4). God answers that He will send the evil and powerful Chaldean army against Judah (Hab. 1:5-11). Alarmed at the thought of...

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The gospel is indeed a power of God unto salvation for every one that believeth, first the Jew and also the Greek. Thus we noticed in the former article on this passage from holy writ.  We now must notice what the word of God tells us here concerning the reason why the gospel is such a power of God unto salvation. We must not try to give the answer to this question from our own human reasoning, but we must listen to the word of God itself. We must also, in this matter, be swift to hear, slow to speak...

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It has often been alleged that the Reformers, particularly Luther and Calvin, had little interest in and, in fact, no understanding of the mission mandate of Christ to His Church. An example of this thinking is found in the book, De Geschiedenis Van De Zending, by a certain Ds. H.A. Wiersinga. This same charge has been leveled repeatedly at the Protestant Reformed Churches. We have been labeled as “non-mission minded.” We want to quote Wiersinga at length and then examine the writings of the Reformers to determine whether what Wiersinga says is true.

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A Double Reason  That the Bible is the Word of God and not simply the word of man is so clear that every pilgrim, even pilgrim children, can understand it. There is, first of all, a negative reason. . . . “it came not in old time by the will of man.” Scripture did not have its origin in the will of man. Man’s will had nothing to do with the Scriptures.

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We are now only a few days from Thanksgiving Day, a national heritage. As he has done in the past, the President of the United States has declared that all the citizens of America should pause on the twenty-second of November to offer thanksgiving to God. In response to this tradition most American churches will reflect upon thanksgiving in some special way. Many will even hold special services on this day. 

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