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All Articles For Vol 55 Issue 09 2/1/1979

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January 10, 1979  Southwest Prot. Ref. Church  Classis East met in regular session on January 10, 1979 at Southwest Church. All the churches were represented by two delegates. Representing for the, first time their respective churches of Faith and Southwest were Revs. Bruinsma and DeVries. Also in attendance were Revs. Lubbers and Veldman. Rev. Van Overloop led in opening devotions, Rev. Woudenberg chaired the meeting. 

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In this article, I would like to consider the truth as given to us by our God in a particular text of Scripture. It is a Word of God that is especially appropriate to consider in the days in which we are called to live: The text is Jeremiah 6:16: “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” 

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The Relationship between Reprobation and Election (cont.)  One important truth concerning the relationship of election and reprobation in the one decree of God must still be noted. Reprobation is not of equal importance with election, does not stand on one line with election. Election is central and primary, whereas reprobation is subservient and secondary. We repudiate the charge often brought against the Reformed doctrine of double predestination, that it give equal weight to election and to reprobation.

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In the same article by the Rev. Geertsema to which we have already referred, he seeks to pile up arguments in favor of the position that the covenant can be broken. In the course of his effort he attempts what, surely, the writer to the Hebrews himself would not have done, namely, in the course of a brief paragraph “to bring the whole epistle to the Hebrews to the readers’ attention.”  But in the course of this brief paragraph he opens himself to the accusation that he denies the perseverance of the saints. 

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Subscription Price Increase. The Board of the RFPA informs me that effective March 1 the price of theStandard Bearer will increase to $8.00 per year ($6.00 for Australasian subscribers). This is an increase of $1.00 since October, 1968. We have no excuses, only reasons. Frankly, this increase is unrealistic: it does not even keep up with inflation (which since 1968 would have meant a 100% increase) or with legitimate increased costs of production. We have no qualms, therefore; nor have we any fears that our subscribers will forsake us because of this small increase.

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