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This is the time of year when the meetings for the study of the Holy Scriptures resume within the Protestant Reformed Churches. These are regular, organized, mid-week gatherings of the saints for the systematic, thorough study of the Bible. Although there are also other purposes of these meetings, e.g., praise and fellowship, the main purpose is learning the Word of God. The profit, obviously, is enormous. The apostle indicates how a believer can profit from such study when he writes in II Timothy 3:15-17 that “the holy scriptures . . . are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which...

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Ronald H. Hanko is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church, Houston, Texas. 4. The significance of Christ’s humanity. In speaking of the two natures of Christ, it must be very clear that the confession that He is true man is not of lesser significance than the truth that He is God. The fact of the matter is not that the deity of Christ is of primary importance, and the humanity of Christ of secondary importance, but that both are essential to our confession and our salvation. So too, the Church has always recognized this and held that the humanity of...

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In the realm of the worldly entertainment of the day and age in which we live the movie has a strong competitor.  The outdoor drive-in theatre threatened strongly to bring financial ruin to many movie houses. But what served even more to draw away from the movie house—and for that matter also from the outdoor drive-in theatre was the television set. 

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Rev. H. Veldman, of Redlands, declined the call which came to him from the church at Doon, Iowa. Loveland’s new trio includes the Revs. H. Hanko, J.A. Heys and B. Woudenberg. Rev. M. Schipper preached his farewell sermon in Southwest Church, Oct. 28; the theme of which was the Word of God recorded in Acts 20:32. The previous Thursday evening the entire congregation came together for a farewell program arranged to bid Rev. Schipper God-speed in his new pastorate. Representatives of each society spoke of their appreciation of Rev. Schipper’s ministry in their midst. A parting gift of furniture—a kitchen set...

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The Incomparable Value of Scripture Our Confession now draws a conclusion in connection with this doctrine of the sufficiency of Holy Scripture. That conclusion is in the form of a very practical statement of faith. It is presented as follows: “Neither do we consider of equal value any writing of men, however holy these men may have been, with those divine Scriptures, nor ought we to consider custom, or the great multitude, or antiquity, or succession of times and persons, or councils, decrees or statutes, as of equal value with the truth of God . . .” We have already...

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It was with considerable surprise and shock that I read the editorial in the Reformed Journal of March 1965; surprise, because I had imagined that my name would never come any closer to the Reformed Journal than the mailing label which directs my personal copy to my door; shock, because of the extremely serious charges leveled against me and my article in the Standard Bearer of February 1, 1965.

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Speech delivered at the “date-stone” laying ceremony of Covenant Christian High School, April 20, 1968.  This afternoon we are gathered to witness the laying of the stone that will from this day onward record the date that the first Protestant Reformed Christian high school was erected and its doors were opened to give that distinctive instruction which the Word of God demands of us as His covenant people. 

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In a former article our attention was directed toward that organization called “The Reformed Ecumenical Synod,” or, R.E.S. for short. To this body belong several of the Reformed and Presbyterian church denominations from various parts of this earth. We as Protestant Reformed Churches has also considered the possibility of sending observers to its Synods. Because of our own interest in this body, it is proper that we know what has been done by the R.E.S. in the past. It has made decisions, and has committees making studies, on various issues.

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