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Rev. VanOverloop is pastor of Bethel Protestant Reformed Church in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Every local congregation must do the work of evangelism! Evangelism is not a matter of choice. It is not a matter of whether a church has the man power and/or the time to do it. It does not depend on whether or not they have a pastor. The Bible is clear. It does not give a local church the choice of whether it will or will not perform the work of evangelism. No excuse is allowed. How must evangelism be viewed? Evangelism is literally the proclamation...

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Mrs. Karsten, an able writer who has written before for publication, is a member of our Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. We encouraged he to submit to the S.B. an article on a subject which we knew to be of concern to her: the manifestation of the love of Christ in the lives of His people. She did that for us, and we’re glad to share it here with our readers. The reality of shattered perfection gripped fiercely onto the souls of Adam and Eve. The world, which had harmonized so perfectly with their lives, had become a place of hostility,...

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Ronald H. Hanko is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church, Houston, Texas. The Humanity Of Christ 1.The testimony of Scripture. There seems little need of demonstrating the humanity of Christ from Scripture when there are few, even as far removed from orthodox Christianity as the sects, the Jews, or the Muslims, who do not believe that there was a real man named Jesus. Especially when one remembers that, if anything, there is today the tendency to emphasize the humanity of Christ to the detriment of His deity, it would seem superfluous to try to prove from Scripture that He is...

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Mr. Lanting, a member of South Holland Protestant Reformed Church, is a practicing attorney. FLSA and Christian Schools Are private and parochial Christian schools subject to federal employment laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA)? Yes, declared a federal appellate court this spring, and held that the Roanoke Valley Christian Schools in Virginia violated the FLSA by paying their head-of-household male teachers a salary supplement. In addition to condemning this alleged sexual discrimination, the court also found that the schools paid some support personnel less than the minimum wage. Accordingly, the court ordered the schools to pay to...

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Thomas C. Miersma is pastor of the First Protestant Reformed Church, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The truth of God’s regenerating grace, that spiritual renewal and new birth which God works in our hearts by His Spirit, affords us as believers a rich measure of comfort and consolation. As justification is the answer of God’s grace to our guilt before the judgment seat of God, so also regeneration, as the first work of God’s grace in our hearts, is the answer of God to our spiritual and moral pollution, to that total depravity of nature which is ours according to our first...

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As we stated earlier, the subject of the Order of Salvation is going to be the subject of our next several special issues. We must, therefore, say a few words about this Order of Salvation.  First of all, what is meant by it?  The order of salvation is the arrangement or order in which the various blessings of salvation are applied to the elect, but in himself lost and dead, sinner.  In the second place, what is that order? 

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Herman Veldman is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” I Peter 1:3 This word of God is a song of praise: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. This glorious, joyful song of jubilee the inspired apostle would lay upon the hearts of the church of God throughout the ages, the church of elect strangers, strangers because of their election...

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Barrett L. Gritters is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. Before you turn the page, because you know you are not nearly close enough to marriage even to think about preparing for it, stick around a bit. This iswritten for you. It is not written for those close to marriage. In fact, if you are engaged, and marriage is around the corner, it is almost too late to think about preparing for marriage in the sense that I am speaking of it. This article is written for all of you who would like to be married some...

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. At a congregational meeting held in mid-March, the saints at the First P.R.C. in Holland, Michigan extended a call to Rev. Jason Kortering, pastor of the Grandville P.R.C. in Grandville, Michigan, to become their minister. Pastor Wayne Bekkering of our Faith P.R.C. in Jenison, Michigan has suffered a set-back and is now under professional care for his psychological problems and depression. Let us remember this servant of God in our prayers, as well as his family and congregation. The ministers of Classis East share in the preaching...

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