...

Vol 54 Issue 10

Results 1 to 10 of 12

Report of Classis East

First Church in Grand Rapids extended a call to Rev. Meindert Joostens of our Faith Church in Jenison, Michigan. A special congregational meeting for the purpose of calling a minister from a duo of Rev. Joostens and Rev. James Slopsema was held after the evening service on Sunday, January 22. 

News From Our Churches

First Church in Grand Rapids extended a call to Rev. Meindert Joostens of our Faith Church in Jenison, Michigan. A special congregational meeting for the purpose of calling a minister from a duo of Rev. Joostens and Rev. James Slopsema was held after the evening service on Sunday, January 22. 

All Around Us

Presbyterian Charismatics  The Presbyterian Journal, December 14, 1977, reports on the organization of a congregation of charismatics within the United Presbyterian Church USA. This appears to be the first congregation organized in this way. The article states:

Tomorrow

Tomorrow . . .  Tomorrow what?  Why, tomorrow we will do this or that and we will go here and there. 

Exposition of the book of Galatians

THE IRREPRESSIBLE QUESTION: WHY THEN THE LAW? (Continued, Gal. 3:19) 

Then Shall the End Come

The title of this article is taken from the words of Christ spoken in Matt. 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” This was in response to the question of His disciples, “Tell us . . . what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” One of the signs of Christ’s coming is the preaching of the gospel to all the nations. 

Unashamed of the Gospel

Ours is a day of departure from the Reformed faith, on the one hand, and ignorance of it, on the other hand. Under the conviction that it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness (although it may be necessary to curse the darkness), I intend to present a series of brief, one-article explanations of some of the fundamental doctrines of the Reformed faith. 

The Virgin-Born Immanuel

“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.

Why Not Come Out With and For the Reformed Truth?

This is the question which arose in my soul when I read a recent editorial on “Sovereignty and Free Choice” in the January 4, 1978 issue of The Presbyterian Journal by Dr. G. Aiken Taylor. The editorial is introduced by the information that the editor had “received several requests in the mail for clarification of the Presbyterian (Reformed) doctrine of election.” Then a typical request is quoted as follows: “Please give us an editorial on election and human choice. Does man have the power to choose?

2/15/1978