All Articles For Vol 60 Issue 02 10/15/1983

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Dear Brethren,  It is at the close of this another year of printing The Standard Bearer that we the board come to you to report on our activities of the past year. We must first express our thankfulness to our Covenant Father who has kept us through this past year and given us a year wherein we might once more witness of His glory by means of the printed page. We must never be ashamed of proclaiming, through the printed page, the glorious truth which has so graciously been given to us as Protestant Reformed Churches. 

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The final phase in the revelation of our adoption as God’s children takes place in the judgment day. The adoption of sons which God has predestinated in His eternal counsel and prepared in Christ, and which we possess through the Spirit of adoption is perfected when at last we leave our earthly house of this tabernacle and receive from God a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens (II Cor. 5:1).

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Article 2 of the Nicene Creed reads as follows: “And (I believe) 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 already discussed much of this second article. We have discussed the confession of the church that there is one Lord Jesus Christ by Whom all things were made.

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The second chapter of the Book of Esther is very revealing, if one does not approach it with a mind biased by the general notions concerning the principal characters in the book but lets the facts speak for themselves. It reveals nothing but deeds of unbelief both on the part of the Gentiles mentioned, of whom it can be expected, but also of the Jews, who knew the law and the prophets. And while this chapter already is revealing, what follows in the remaining chapters also underscores what we wrote before, namely, that not one of the persons mentioned by...

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Signs of the Times Some months ago I read several magazines which quoted an article on earthquakes and their frequency. If the report is correct, and I have no reason to doubt it, this makes for some interesting proof that the end of the age approaches rapidly. In Outlook, May 1983, this report is presented: Among the “signs” which our Lord mentioned as signalling His approaching return were “earthquakes, in diverse places.”

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