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Rev. Haak is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. “Trust and Obey”—Ruth 1:1-18 Under Joshua’s guidance, the land of Canaan had been divided among the twelve tribes (Joshua 13-19). Every family had its own inheritance, within which the family was to continue to live in its generations (I Kings 21:3; Num. 36:7). This represented the Lords gracious care for them, and their inclusion in the covenant rest of God (Ps. 16:5, 6). Yet, sometimes the faith of the Israelites grew weak, especially when outward circumstances of famine and apostasy were heavy; and of themselves they severed that link...

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ANOTHER GOSPEL, Alternative Religions and the New Age Movement, by Ruth A. Tucker. Grand Rapids, Academic Books, Zondervan Publication, 1989. pp. 1-462. $19.95. (cloth) (Reviewed by Agatha Lubbers.) Agatha Lubbers is administrator of Covenant Christian High School, Walker, Michigan. Among her duties is the teaching of a class on the cults. The attractively jacketed ANOTHER GOSPEL is not just one more book on the subject of cults and alternative religions joining the plethora of books sold by religious bookstores in our country. Although the subject is the same, this book has unique qualities that make it a valuable addition to this genre...

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Rev. Koole is pastor of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. The topic assigned me is for a special issue on Christmas. It strikes me that it is made to order for the rubric “When Thou Sittest In Thine House. . .” which deals with the Christian family and home. If there is one notion that we associate with Christmas it is that of family get-togethers. And if there is one fear we have, it is, I should think, the adverse effect that the world’s celebration can have on our children (some might even say, the adverse effect the...

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So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?  And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.  I went out fill, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD bath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

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I am enjoying your bimonthly magazine, the Standard Bearer, and look forward to more thought-provoking articles. I would like to zero in on the article “The Scripture Reading” (April 15, 2007), by Rev. Daniel Kleyn, not to be critical, but to add a dimension not expressed in the article. I refer to the “way” the Bible is read by many preachers, at least those of my acquaintance (and none are PRCs because there is no PR church close at hand). I find that, of the many preachers whom I hear, many of them read very badly, rushing over commas, and...

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