All Articles For Vol 56 Issue 01 10/1/1979

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We have been focusing on the great biblical theme of the FEAR OF GOD. We have emphasized that the fear of God lies at the very heart of true religion. The true Christian is the man who in all his life manifests a profound reverential and holy fear of God. Since it has been some time ago that we wrote, let us review some of the main elements of the fear of God. To fear God means first of all that we know God according to who and what He is: that He is the absolutely Sovereign God of heaven...

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At the annual meeting of the editors of The Standard Bearer held this past June, it was determined that the subject content of this rubric would be the Westminster Confession.  It might well be asked: why consider the Westminster Confession, when it is not one of the creeds of the Protestant Reformed Churches? There were no specific grounds given for the decision; but permit me to suggest some possible reasons for our considering of this creed. 

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(In discussing the question of authority in the church, Kuyper is still talking about the. different forms of church, government. He has already discussed the Romish form of church government, the Lutheran system of church government, and the Reformed system of church government. He now turns his attention to the Independentistic or Congregational form of church government.) 

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Mr. Chairman, Faculty Colleagues, Students, Members of the Theological School Committee, Friends gathered with us:  I wish to call your attention this evening to an instructive example from yesteryear. There are many such examples in Scripture, and they are written for our instruction and warning. The basis of such examples lies in the principle stated in the little Dutch verse, “In’t verleden ligt het heden,  In het nu wat worden zal.”  Roughly translated, that is:  In the past lies the present, 

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Not long ago our Seminary began its fifty-fifth year.  There are not many occasions in the school term when the Seminary has direct contact with the constituency of our churches. But in recent years one of those occasions has been the public convocation, held at one of the area churches. This year that convocation was held at our Southwest Protestant Reformed Church, just down the hill from the Seminary. It was your editor’s turn to deliver the Convocation Address, and you will find a transcript of that address in this issue. 

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Ques. 27. What dost thou mean by the providence of God?  Ans. The almighty and everywhere present power of God, whereby, as it were by His hand, he upholds and governs heaven, earth, and all creatures, so that herbs and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, meat and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, yea, and all things come, not by chance, but by his fatherly hand.  Lord’s Day 10. Heidelberg Catechism.

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