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For we have not an high priest which cannot. be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. 4:15, 16 All important exhortation! Let us come boldly, that is, with perfect confidence that we shall be received, to the throne of grace! And to this coming with boldness we are encouraged, first of all, by the very fact that the throne unto which...

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Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation of Israel: and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel, our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make...

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Mr. Kalsbeek is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. “And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 “We must rethink our ideas about God; we should place less emphasis on Christ as a person and a redeemer. We should put the Bible away for 20 years while we radically rethink our religious ideas.”1 Those words were spoken by...

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Mr. Kalsbeek is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and an elder in Hope Protestant Reformed Chruch, Grand Rapids, Michigan. “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” I Chronicles 12:32 The ideas of Lukacs, Gramsci, Adorno, and Marcuse have saturated Western civilization in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, yet only a tiny fraction of those who populate the nations with their roots in Western civilization have heard of even...

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Mr. Kalsbeek is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. “And the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.”  I Chronicles 12:32 “Death to the Great Satan!” Strange isn’t it, that the “Christian” West should be identified by Islam as the “Great Satan”? However, there may be more truth than fiction to that Islamic judgment of the West. When one considers its moral...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Then went king David in, and sat before the Lord, and said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; for thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God?  II Samuel 7:18, 19 King David is overwhelmed, filled with awe and gratitude! It is all so marvelous, so incomprehensible, exceeding his...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.  Psalm 25:14 The secret of the Lord. To this secret pf Jehovah belong the things that no eye has seen or can see. They are things that no ear has ever heard or can hear. These things exceed the fondest imagination of man, whose thoughts are of the earth earthy. They belong to the counsel, the eternal plan and purpose of God concerning the mysteries of the kingdom of God –...

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May Major Assemblies Depose? I have some questions with respect to synodical authority raised by your current editorial series, “Church Unity, Reformed Synods, and Independency” (The Standard Bearer, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, and March 1, 1992). Does classis or synod have the right and responsibility to depose officebearers? If so, for what reasons? When officebearers promote secession from their denomination, is this a legitimate reason for their deposition? Paul Wiersma Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Response Regarding your first question, concerning the right of major assemblies to depose officebearers, I have treated this, if briefly, in the editorial of June 1, 1991...

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In I Peter 1:5 the doctrine of perseverance is not only clearly proved, but it is set forth as a great multiplication of God’s grace and peace to His saints. In verse 3 the Apostle Peter speaks of our election according to the Father’s foreknowledge and shows how this grace of God in election is sealed to us and becomes ours through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit as He leads us to perfect peace in the way of blood-sprinkled obedience.

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George C. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The Cosmological-Christological Import: The Heavens and the Earth (Genesis 2:4ff.) Then we desire to have a glance into the “heavens,” as the heaven of heavens, Scripture restrains us and bids us to wait a bit. We should never forget that Genesis 1:1reads “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” However, there is not one iota in the entire first chapter of Genesis which speaks of any particulars concerning the creation of the heavens, nor of the creation of the thousands upon thousands, the myriads of angelic...

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