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Rev. Haak is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. In these verses of Malachi’s prophecy the prophet speaks words of consolation and joy to true believers and words of severe judgment and warning to those who walk in wickedness. We have noted that the days in which Malachi prophesied were times of trouble for God’s people who had returned from the Babylonian captivity. It was a time of apostasy, cold indifference, and treachery. Even on the part of God’s true people there was despondency and secret despair. “Where is the God of judgment?” they ask in chapter...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Congregation Activities Dr. David Torlach, his wife, Ruth, and their children, left June 19 for their home in Australia after his graduation from our Protestant Reformed Seminary on June 11. Since the Torlachs spent the last three years attending the Byron Center, MI PRC, that congregation hosted a farewell for them on Sunday evening, June 14. Later that week, a large group, including many young people, saw them leave from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Dr. and Mrs. Torlach expresstheir warm and sincere thanks for the...

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Henry Danhof was a Christian Reformed minister who was put out of the Christian Reformed Church in the early 1920s with Herman Hoeksema and George Ophoff in the common grace controversy. In 1920, Danhof published a booklet on the covenant that was important for the unique development of the biblical truth of the covenant in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Prof. David Engelsma has translated Danhof’s work. The translation appears in the April 1997; November 1997; April 1998; and November 1998 issues of the Protestant Reformed Theological Journal. The excerpt published here defines the covenant as the living friendship of love....

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Reprinted from When Thou Sittest In Thine House, by Abraham Kuyper, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1929. Used by permission of Eerdmans Publishing Co. Our Birthdays f only two “birthdays” Holy Scripture makes mention. In Genesis of a birthday festival prepared in honor of Pharaoh, and in the Gospels of the wild festal day in Herod’s palace, so gruesomely stained with the blood of the Baptist. And when alongside of this memory of what the Pharaohs and Herods celebrated on their birthday, you put the dreadful words wherewith first a Job, and presently a Jeremiah, curse the...

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The 2004 annual synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC) met in Hull, Iowa from June 8-11. The Hull counsel and congregation were gracious hosts. The large, beautiful auditorium of the Hull church was full for the pre-synodical worship service the evening of June 7. Visitors were present from the neighboring Doon, Iowa and Edgerton, Minnesota congregations. Rev. Ron VanOverloop preached the sermon. His text was Zechariah 4:6: “This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Elected officers of synod were Rev. Kenneth Koole,...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. Recently (SB, January 1, 1995) I wrote a critique of a statement drafted by some prominent Evangelicals and conservative Roman Catholic leaders affirming the need of promoting cooperation between Evangelicals and Roman Catholics. The name of this document is Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT). The stated purpose of promoting such cooperation is to present a unified front to the world by these two camps in Christendom to face the great challenges of world evangelism and the challenge of opposing the great moral, social, and political evils of the...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities For the second consecutive year, the Council of the Hudsonville, MI PRC, the calling church for our denomination’s mission effort in Northern Ireland, has decided to send a delegation to visit with missionary Rev. Ron Hanko, his wife Nancy, and their family, as well as the members of the Covenant Reformed Fellowship. However, different from last year, instead of two elders and their wives going from Hudsonville, it was decided to send Rev. Barry Gritters, newly installed pastor at Hudsonville, along with his wife Lori....

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of the Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. Fearful and wonderful is the love of God. It is absolutely sovereign. It has all its reason and cause in God Himself alone. It is not dependent upon nor determined by any creature. It is perfectly holy, never in any way defiled or corrupted by evil passions or affections. It is unchangeable, the same from eternity to eternity. It is full of compassion and tender affection. It is faithful. Never does God forsake those who are the objects of His affection and loving kindness. It ever seeks...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.” Matthew 27:9 The event of our text took place during the time between the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin and the public trial before Pilate, and is the conclusion of the matters in which Judas Iscariot was involved in...

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