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Vol 18 Issue 10

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News From Our Churches

As I am well aware of the fact that I have to write about “News from our Churches” and not about news for our churches; nevertheless, as I have said from the beginning, then you get old news every time. And this is not beneficial for our readers, and not for the good of our Standard Bearer. Let us therefore continue as we have started. The majority of the readers seem to like it, and the “Editor-in-chief” did not find fault, so far. As Protestant Reformed Churches we have a great calling, and a noble work to perform in our...

The Value of Young People’s Societies

The above-mentioned title immediately suggests that this article is mainly for our covenant youth. Most of them are members of a society, and if not, certainly should be. And I don’t think that it is unknown to most of us that in our smaller congregations these societies consist of both young men and young women, whereas we often find one of each in larger congregations. But whether combined or separate, this article is naturally intended for both. Before treating the subject as such the writer wants to remark that he certainly does not think that he with this article has...

Obedience as a Christian Virtue

When we speak of obedience as a Christian virtue, we do not thereby imply that obedience can be anything else than a Christian virtue. Obedience is a virtue and obedience is therefore only Christian. One who is not a Christian cannot possess virtue, nor can such a one therefore obey. Principally obedience is the fruit of the sanctifying spirit of grace according to I Peter 1:2, and deals with our attitude toward the authority of the Most High God. So that we may safely say that obedience can only be viewed as a Christian virtue and can be no otherwise....

Lord’s Day 3, Chapter 3: The Fall of Man (continued)

The last stage in the temptation and the fall of the woman naturally and inevitably followed upon the woman’s acceptance of the word of the serpent by which he had plainly and boldly contradicted the Word of God. The lie had been introduced. And it had been accepted and embraced. It is in the light, or rather, in the darkness of that lie, that is, with eyes that had been darkened by the lie, that the woman now looked at the tree and passed her own judgment upon it. She saw nothing anymore of the Word of God. On the...

Glorious Head Over All

. . . .and gave him to be the head over all things to the church. Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all. Eph. 1:22b, 23. Glorious knowledge! Christ, the head over all things, is given as a head to the Church! For, let us not overlook the fact, that this passage constitutes the close and climax of the apostle’s prayer for the Church of Ephesus, and for the church of all ages, which was begun in the words of the fifteenth verse. And how fitting, and, indeed, indispensable a close it is! The...

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