Vol 59 Issue 16

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News From Our Churches

Hull Protestant Reformed Church has made a change in the conclusion of their worship service. “After the singing of the last Psalter number will follow the pronouncement of the benediction and then the singing of the closing doxology. While the doxology is being sung, the pastor will come to the consistory’s bench, shake hands with the consistory members, the elders filing to the back of church, the deacons to the front.

Book Reviews

THE LANGUAGE OF CANAAN AND THE GRAMMAR OF FEMINISM, by Vernard Eller; Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1982; 56 pp., $2.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) In this brief book Eller argues with considerable humor and on the basis of an analysis of language that all attempts which are being made to take the “sexist” language out of Scripture and our theological vocabulary will ultimately destroy our language and the meaning of Scripture.

II Timothy, Counsel for Pastors

This is the second of the three Pastoral Epistles. The order in which they were written is I Timothy, Titus, and II Timothy. Since we considered the historical setting in connection with I Timothy, we will not repeat these details here.

God’s Providence and Sin (6)

The subject of God’s Providence and Sin places us before an unfathomable mystery. This we readily concede and confess. And we have no intention of comprehending and understanding this mystery. On the one hand, man is a free responsible being. He performs iniquity because he loves it. He is unmolested in his sinning, is never forced or coerced. Besides, he never wills or desires anything else than sin, does not rest until and unless he commits evil, is a slave of iniquity, but always a very willing slave. He is always free, only however in this moral sense of the...

Nicene Creed

Article 2: And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made. We have seen before that the first two articles of the Nicene Creed are based on I Corinthians 8:6.

The Practical Implications of Calvinism (1)

We call ourselves Calvinists. By this we mean not that we are followers of a man who lived many years ago in the 16th century whose name was John Calvin. But rather we mean that we believe and follow the doctrine of the Word of God as that doctrine was by the grace and Spirit of God reiterated by the great reformer John Calvin, after that doctrine had been completely denied by the apostate Roman Catholic Church. This doctrine is also commonly known as the Reformed Faith. This doctrine is a glorious and wonderful doctrine.

Our Sure Salvation

Among the sixty-six books of the Bible only two are named after women, namely, the book of Ruth and the book of Esther. Both of these books deal with events that took place during the days of shadows. That only two of these sixty-six books are named after women, however, must not leave the impression that the other sixty-four are named after men. That certainly is not true. Some are named after events, others after their content. Some are named after congregations such as Romans, Corinthians, and the other epistles of Paul addressed to believers in a particular city or...

Our Approach to the Problem of Alcoholism (1)

Are you an alcoholic? Do you suspect that a friend or loved one may be an alcoholic? Answer the following questions honestly and forthrightly. 1.Do you lose time from work due to drinking? 2.Is drinking making your home life unhappy? 3.Do you drink because you are shy with other people? 4.Is drinking affecting your reputation? 5.Have you ever felt remorse after drinking? 6.Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of drinking? 7.Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking?

All Around Us

Schuller’s “Confessions” Dr. Robert Schuller, well-known minister of the Crystal Cathedral in California and speaker on “Hour of Power” program on television, recently took issue with a critic who wrote in the Christian News. This critic pointed out the serious errors of Schuller’s new book,Self-Esteem: the New Reformation. Of interest in Schuller’s answer is not so much his objection to his critic, but what he says concerning his own confessions. In the issue of February 21, 1983, he writes:

The Calling of Our Protestant Reformed Churches to be Specific (2)

What does it mean to be specific?  Rather than spell this out in a formal definition, let me use the method of concrete illustration.