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Rev. Koole is pastor of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. It is my understanding that before this article appears in this rubric dealing with the Christian Family another article written by a “woman” will have appeared; and I understand it will deal with the giving of woman as wife to Adam, and hence to man. That this should appear first is very good and highly appropriate. The simple fact is that until woman (Adam’s wife Eve) appeared on the scene there could be no family, period. The woman came first, then the family. You can not talk about...

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James D. Slopsema is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. Song of Solomon 2:15 It is the spring time of the year. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, the fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give forth a good smell. Solomon’s concern is for his vineyards that are in blossom. Little tender grapes are beginning to form on the branches. But, oh, those little...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. We have proved from Scripture that God’s Word considers drunkenness a sin and not a disease. Scripture pronounces woes upon those who follow strong drink (Isaiah 5:11). It warns against drunkenness and includes this sin in the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). It tells the saints not to have anything to do with those who are guilty of the sin of drunkenness (I Corinthians 5:11). It considers the sin so great that the drunkard cannot inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:21). It...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. The Way of Heathen Dating   There is mystery in the wonderful way of a man with a maid. Wise men say, “Who can know it?”(Prov. 30:18, 19). There is theology, good and sound doctrine for the godly way of a man with a maid. It is ours. God has graciously given it to us. It is God’s covenant. It is marriage. It is godly fathers giving their daughters in marriage. It is godly men and women, when they are spiritually mature, committing themselves with their parents and...

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Rev. Langerak is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. When Jesus said, “I am the door,” He invoked a rich covenantal metaphor. In general it refers to any opening that can be closed or shut. Thus, Job spoke of the doors of a womb, seas, leviathan, and death. There are doors of hope, lips, and mouth (Hos. 2:15; Ps. 141:3; Mic. 7:5). But, most importantly, doors open to habitations. Every home has its door. City walls have doors. And God’s house has its doors. The one on the tabernacle was colorful embroidered cloth, those in Solomon’s temple were...

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“On that account, the Lord, He will give to you a sign—Behold! the virgin: pregnant! and bringing forth a son! and she calls His name Immanuel” (v. 14, Heb.). For the meaning of words in the original languages, we, naturally, must turn to the lexicons. This means, however, that we are largely dependent upon the word of a modern, rationalistic, destructive critic. For the best lexicons have been produced by such. One lexicon is by Gesenius, translated by Robinson of Union Theological Seminary. This means the production of a work doubly Unitarian.

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Rev. Langerak is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As with heaven, hell is represented by two outstanding pictures. They are the grave ( or sheol) and a garbage dump called Gehenna or valley of Hinnom. Some attempt to escape the existence of hell by noting that these words are used interchangeably in Scripture. But this is as futile and foolish as denying the reality of ‘heaven’ simply because that word refers also to the firmament and outer-space. Make no mistake, hell is real. And the grave and this garbage dump warn of the eternal terror,...

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