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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. My younger brothers and sisters in the faith: I call you today to examine the way you think. I have entitled this article “Mind Games.” There are plenty of them being played today. But what often are called mind games are not games at all In fact, there is a battle being waged today. And that battle is being fought on the battlefield of our own minds. Have you ever stopped to consider what a wonderful gift God gave you in your mind? When you consider the concept...

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In Defense of Schlissel In his “All Around Us” column (Standard Bearer, June 1,1992), Prof. R. Decker makes a serious comment regarding the suspension of the Rev. Steve Schlissel, pastor of Messiah’s Congregation (CRC), now deposed. Says Prof. Decker, about Schlissel’s suspension from the ministry by Classis Hudson (CRC), “Rev. Schlissel may be ever so right on the issues . . . but (if) the charges of Classis Hudson are indeed true, his methods of addressing those issues are all wrong.” I find it appalling for a PRC professor of theology to comment on something he obviously knows very little...

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Rev. Slopsema is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for if is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith….  Romans 1:16, 17 It had been the earnest desire of the apostle Paul to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in Rome. In spite of his many efforts, however, he had not been able to get to Rome as yet. And lest the saints...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament departments at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In our last article, when we introduced the subject of gambling, we ended the article by calling attention to the principle of Christian stewardship, within which principle the whole question of gambling must be decided. We noticed that the idea of stewardship was very common in Scripture, but that it is also to be applied to the relationship in which the believer lives to God. Christian stewardship rests upon the fundamental principle that God is the Creator and Sovereign Owner of the entire...

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We live in a world that prides itself on its polish, refinement and politeness.  Children are taught to say. “Thank you,” “Pardon me,” “Please” and the like.  The automobile has done much to take away the polite “Ladies First” policy; and our traffic situation would, indeed, be a sorry mess if that were to be the rule of procedure at the intersection, for passing on the highways or for procedure down the road. 

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Prof. Gritters is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. “Let your joy in God be stronger than your sadness in sin.” (Luther, on Philippians 4) “The highest and best part of a happy life consists in this, that God forgives a man’s guilt, and receives him graciously into his favour.” “The Holy Spirit has exhorted the faithful to continue clapping their hands for joy, until the advent of the promised Redeemer.” (Calvin, on the Psalms) Come unfaithful sons of the Reformation (preachers) have removed the ancient landmarks, so that their flocks wander about, doubtful of what is their...

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