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Further expressions of the consistories on the above subject are continued in this article. The consistory of Hope Church expressed: “Without entering into the question as to whether an official radio broadcast of the Word by a Protestant Reformed Church is on the same level with divine worship in the house of God we do wish to express the following concerning the singing of hymns on such a broadcast: “l. That we believe that hymns ought not to be sung on such a broadcast: (a) because we should put up every possible guard against the introduction of hymns into divine...

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Rev. Cammenga is pastor of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. Since it is proper that the matrimonial state be confirmed in the presence of Christ’s church, according to the form for that purpose, the consistories shall attend to it.  Church Order, Article 70. Historical Background Article 70 concerns the “confirmation” of marriage. The language of the article reflects the Dutch scene in the nineteenth century. Early in the century the Dutch government had assumed the responsibility for performing marriage ceremonies, as the church had urged it to do at the synods of Emden (1586) and Dordrecht (1618-’19). Thus...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.  Matthew 8:1-3 There is much comfort for God’s church in the passage quoted above, for we recognize that we have so much more need to be cleansed than did this leper. And in the cleansing of...

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In the “letters” column of this issue of the Standard Bearer appears a letter under the heading, “1994? Maybe Wrong?” This long letter takes sharp issue with my editorial of January 1, 1993 examining Mr. Harold Camping’s recent prediction in a book entitled 1994? that Christ will come in 1994. The writer of the letter is willing to admit merely that Camping “may be wrong in his interpretation.” Hence, the heading of his letter, and the title of this editorial. This editorial is my response to the letter, which the reader should consult as he reads the editorial. Because others...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. 2. The priestly consecration with its warnings for violations (Lev. 8:1-10:20). Aaron and his family were presented to the Lord in the presence of the congregation. Aaron was dressed in the proper clothes of the priest, a robe, an ephod (cape), breastplate, mitre, and crown. Moses took the oil and anointed the tabernacle, including its contents, and also anointed Aaron (Lev. 8:1-13). A bullock of sin offering, a ram of burnt-offering, and a ram of consecration were slain after they had laid their hands upon each of...

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George C. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The Covenant Made Strong (continued—Daniel 9:27) And this “end” shall be “as with a flood.” The suggestion is that God will perform a very final and cataclysmic judgment upon the earthly city and theocracy of Israel, just as in the days of Noah. It will be a sudden and final destruction. Even as in the days of Noah, when God destroyed the wicked with the waters of the flood, so shall it be when God sends the Roman legions to surround the city; then shall the earthly temple...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. 7. Holiness expressed in the keeping of specific feasts (Lev. 23:1-24:23). The first one mentioned is the Sabbath, no work is allowed on the seventh day in order that they may gather before the Lord (Lev. 23:1-3). Then we have the Feast of the Passover mentioned, the fourteenth day of the first month (Lev. 23:4, 5), the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the fifteenth day of the same month for seven days, no work is to be performed during this time, the beginning and ending of the feast is to include...

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Ronald H. Hanko is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church, Houston, Texas. In many ways the tenth commandment stands apart from all the others. Its unique importance is demonstrated, for example, by the statement of Paul inRomans 7:7: “For I had not known sin except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.” In I Timothy 6:10 he again sets it apart from the all others and shows its importance by telling us that the love of money, covetousness, the sin, forbidden in the tenth commandment, is the root sin. This distinctive character of the tenth commandment is evident in its demand....

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There are still other scriptures to which an appeal can be made in support of the view that the covenant with Noah was a covenant of special grace and not a covenant of common grace. I Peter 3:19-21, “By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometimes were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by the water.

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