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Battling the devil (5) Offense in the war

Previous article in this series: August 2023, p. 446. Your very real and dangerous foe, the Devil, watches for your ruin. He is a ferocious predator, seeking to devour your soul. Ephesians 6:10ff. describe our spiritual warfare against this Devil and his hosts. This portion of Scripture, which really amounts to a warfare manual, supplies critical points that every Christian soldier should know. One of these points is how important preparation is: “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace…” (vv. 14a, 15). Another of these points concerns...

Perfectly fitted for a lowly station

In the USA, approximately 1.4 billion tons of manure are produced annually by the 9.8 billion heads of livestock and poultry.1 Dung beetles, tiny insects that recycle animal feces, remove about 30% of the agricultural dung. The 8,000 different species of dung beetles live in all continents (except Antarctica) and serve more than agricultural environments, being found in all sorts of habitats, from farm fields to prairie grasslands to deserts. Such a creature, with such a lowly task as eating and decomposing animal scat, likely escapes our notice. But this creature of God is highly worthy of our attention because...

Thys Feenstra history

This family history was submitted by Josh Feenstra and Marlin Feenstra, both members of Hope PRC in Redlands, CA. Their contribution to this series of PRC family histories is greatly appreciated. The Feenstra family, as it originated from, and still primarily finds its membership in Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California, traces its beginnings to Thys Feenstra. Thys was a founding member of the church in 1932, and was present for much of the PRCA’s early denominational history. Like many families in the PRCA, the Feenstra family traces its roots back to the Netherlands. Thys’ father, also named Thijs1...

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