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For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6 God’s abiding covenant faithfulness is set forth in our text. How appropriate to remember this when we consider the fact that with this issue of the Standard Bearer we begin our 90th year of publi­cation. This can only be attributed to our Lord, who is unchanging in His faithfulness to His people. We know that time and changes are ever busy. All things have a beginning and an ending. Things grow and develop, then fade and decay as the flower in the field....

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Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous article in this series: January 15, 2009, p. 176. Dispensationalists maintain that, prior to the final judgment, the Israelis must rule on earth for a thousand years. This millennial reign, they insist, must take place for the covenant promises made in the Old Testament to be fulfilled. In their mind, if there is no earthly millennium in the future, then God will be going back on His word. We often refute this idea by pointing out that God promised Abraham a heavenly land, not an earthly...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. Previous article in this series: March 15, 2009, p 274. Digressing from our examination of the office of deacon, we are examining the congregation’s obligation to support the gospel ministry. That this is her obligation, and the obligation of every mature individual and of every head of household in the church, we have asserted in our last article. In conclusion we noted that our support of the gospel ministry, just like our support of the diaconate, must be carried out with sincerity and simplicity of heart, willingly and...

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Samuel Miller was one of the founders of Princeton Seminary in 1812. He himself taught at Princeton for 36 years. The article we publish is part of the sermon that Miller preached at the installation of Archibald Alexander as first professor at Princeton in August, 1812. The full sermon has been published by Presbyterian Heritage Publication, P.O. Box 180922, Dallas, TX 75218. The excerpt reprinted here is taken from this publication with permission. . . . A further means which the Church is bound to employ for providing an able and faithful ministry isfurnishing a seminary in which the candidates...

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In the covenant mercy of God, there is among us Protestant Reformed Christians a sound doctrine of Holy Scripture. With creedal fidelity, we all confess the 66 books of the Bible to be “holy and divine writings” (Belgic Confession, Art. 3); we all receive these books as the only, infallible rule of faith (Articles 5, 7); with child-like humility, we believe all things contained in the Scriptures, without doubt or criticism (Art. 5); and we hold that the doctrine of Scripture is perfect and complete in all respects (Art. 7). Of special importance at the present time is our conviction...

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Rev. Koole is pastor of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. The Reformation was many things. It was a return to the supreme authority of the Scriptures. It was a restoration of preaching to its place of primacy. It was a revival of true, heartfelt worship. It was a “re-formation” of the church institute, a re-emphasis of the doctrines of sovereign grace, and more besides. But one of its greatest contributions was its restoration and revival of the blessedness of family life. Here we come to the full harvest of what the Spirit worked in the Reformation. God’s chief...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From the earliest times, God taught His people that there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood (Heb. 9:22). Surely Cain and Abel were taught to sacrifice by their parents, from whom God took the fig leaves, replacing them with bloody animal skins (Gen. 3:21). Animal sacrifices could not make the conscience of him that did the service perfect (Heb. 9:9); yet Abel obtained witness that he was righteous through the excellent sacrifice that he brought (Heb. 11:4). The excellence of his sacrifice was...

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Mr. Bruce VanSolkema is a member of the Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church and a former member of the Board of Heritage Christian School, Hudsonville, MI. Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and...

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