...

All Articles For Joshua

Results 1 to 10 of 48

And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there. Joshua 2:1 The children of Israel, the church of the old dispensation, completed a forty-year-long journey through the wilderness. Three generations (all those above twenty years of age) had died in the wilderness, including Moses, their faithful, patient, and meek leader. Joshua was chosen by God to replace Moses (Num. 27:18-23; Deut. 1:38). Moses encouraged him (Deut. 31:7, 8) and God commissioned him (Josh....

Continue reading

. . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15b Joshua was old and stricken in years, but before he died he called for all Israel, for their elders and for their judges and for their officers, and he made a long speed to them, rehearsing in their ears all the deeds of wonder and loving kindness which the Lord had wrought, giving them the land flowing with milk and honey.

Continue reading

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Chruch in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous article in this series: December 1, 2008, p. 110. Eschatology is all about God’s covenant promises. Wrong views of God’s covenant will manifest themselves in wrong views of eschatology. Dispensational eschatology is based on an erroneous view of God’s covenant, and specifically of the covenant promises made to God’s people in the old dispensation. As was pointed out last time, dispensationalists commonly refer to four covenants that they say are unconditional: The Abrahamic Covenant, the Palestinian Covenant¹, the Davidic Covenant, and the New Covenant. Dispensationalists view...

Continue reading

Excess Introspection Your editorial on Jean Taffin’s little book [The Marks of God’s Children, Baker, 2003] in the August 2003 Standard Bearer was a blessing. Especially I was heartened to find another who so well described my feelings about excess introspection combined with a deficit of trust, joy, assurance, and praise. I have put the editorial in my assurance file. It should also guide me away from some “Reformed” preachers and groups. Lewis Price Batesville, AR Lying Please allow me to make a few remarks on the matter of lying, addressed in SB of April 15, 2003, p. 322, and...

Continue reading

Synod 2000 of the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC) met from June 13 through June 19 at the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI. Included were unusual sessions late into the evening on Friday and much of the day on Saturday. The reason was the necessity to finish the work before the beginning of the 75th anniversary celebration of the denomination on Monday evening, June 19. Synod made it with barely two hours to spare. At the worship service that traditionally precedes the meeting of synod, Rev. R. Cammenga, president of last year’s synod, preached on Joshua 4:1-9, 19-24, the memorial to God’s...

Continue reading

Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Ministerial Activities The congregation of Southwest PRC in Grandville, MI invited all members of other West Michigan PR congregations to meet with them for the installation of Rev. R. Cammenga on September at their church. Prof. Hanko officiated at this service. The congregation of Loveland, CO PRC extended a call to Rev. R. VanOverloop, presently serving our churches as pastor of Bethel PRC in Elk Grove Village, IL, to serve as their pastor. Rev. VanOverloop has declined the call. I take this opportunity, also, to clear up...

Continue reading

More on “Experimental Religion” After reading your exhortation to active participation and the question and answer given in the letters section (Standard Bearer, Nov. 15, 1991) I felt moved to respond. I agree wholeheartedly with your answer. Our experiences must always be examined and interpreted by the spotlight of Scripture rather than interpreting Scripture by experience, as many do today. I would say that in many cases where the term “Experimental Religion” is used it is referring to the practical application of Scripture in the believer’s life. Such was the case with A.W. Pink as well as those mentioned by...

Continue reading

Greetings to our beloved churches in the U.S.A. who have called us and support us continually in the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ on the mission field. It is our joy to report to you again of how the Lord has blessed His church here and added unto her such as must be saved. The Lord continues to reward all those who have given and supported this cause. As your missionaries we daily give thanks that the Lord has given to us the great privilege of being involved in the work of missions and witnessing how the Lord prospers...

Continue reading

Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. The first main division in the Book of Joshua covers,Joshua 1:1-12:24, and describes the entrance of Israel into the land of Canaan and the conquest of all its parts. We continue this outline from Joshua 1:9. Joshua instructs the officers to tell the people to prepare food, for they will cross the Jordan in three days. He also reminds the men of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh to fulfill their promise to go with the people over the Jordan to help the others possess their...

Continue reading

The Standard Bearer article, “God’s Holiness” (Nov. 1, 1983, Vol. LX, No. 3), meets with a fine, positive response from a young Protestant Reformed college student who principally agrees with the content and thrust of the article but takes exception to the word “untalented” (see front cover and p. 61) as not applicable to today’s popular “singers,” adding that it should be recognized as modern “music theorists tell us . . . these ‘singers’ are very talented,” only they have debased their God-given gifts to the service of sin.

Continue reading