All Articles For Vol 59 Issue 10 2/15/1983

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Now that the second semester at our seminary has begun, Ken Hanko and Barry Gritters are looking forward to their graduation this coming spring. Their graduation this spring will end many recent years of intense training and academic instruction. I know that both seminarians are earnestly awaiting the confirmation of their calling to be a minister in one of our churches or our mission fields. May God graciously provide them a place of labor in His vineyard. 

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FOUR TROJAN HORSES OF HUMANISM, by Harry Conn; Mott Media, 1982; 143 pp., $5.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) While the book, in an interesting way, exposes the errors of humanism in our society, its apologetic value is limited because of the author’s defense of the doctrine of free will. which leads him also to wrong conclusions about God’s providence in this world.

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(In the last article Kuyper began a discussion concerning reformation by means of separation from the denomination. He suggested, in this connection, two possibilities: one possibility is that the consistory of a local congregation is in conflict with the church federation; the other is that an individual is in conflict with the church federation. Kuyper now proposes to discuss these two possibilities separately.) 

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Government Control Over Christian Schools Many in the state of Michigan are rejoicing over a court ruling which appears to loosen a bit the grasp of “big brother” from parochial and private Christian schools. The increasingly oppressive regulations of the state threaten the very existence of the Christian schools. In the Grand Rapids’ Press, James Kilpatrick, a syndicated writer, stated.

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In our first article on this subject we considered what is the primary responsibility of the individual believer. Three introductory observations were made. First, every true believer is concerned with and desirous for and prays for the growth of the church of Jesus Christ. From this perspective it is easy to see that this is true of the believer in the established congregation as well as in the mission field.

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Two successive issues of Clarion, The Canadian Reformed Magazine (Jan. 14 and Jan. 28, 1983) have carried a transcript of an address by the Rev. D. DeJong to a Christian Reformed Elders Conference in Lethbridge, Alberta. The address is entitled “A Canadian Reformed View of the Christian Reformed Church.” As the title suggests, the Rev. De Jong is a Canadian Reformed (Liberated) minister. According to his own testimony in the course of the address, he came to Canada and to the so-called Liberated Churches there in 1963.

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