Vol 60 Issue 18

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News From Our Churches

As of May 20, Rev. Houck was making some, but slow, progress in recovering from his back injury. He is able to walk and sit, but only for very short periods of time. The doctors feel it will be at least a month before he can get back into the work. The field is being served by means of tapes as well as periodic visits by Rev. Koole. Three new, young families with children seem very interested in the truth. Rev. Houck believes they will join the group very soon. 

Report of Classis East

Southwest Protestant Reformed Church  Classis East met in regular session on May 9 and 10, 1984 at the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church. This was an unusual session for Classis East for, in recent years, the meetings have tended to be short. This session covered a day and a half. The meeting was chaired by Rev. Bruinsma, with help from Rev. DeVries when Rev. Bruinsma was called away to be with a parishioner in the hospital, and since Rev. Bruinsma was involved in one of the cases before Classis. Each church was represented by two delegates. 

Book Reviews

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, by F.F. Bruce; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1983; 425 pp., $13.95. (Reviewed by Prof. 1% Hanko). Of the writing of many commentaries there is no end. Nevertheless, this commentary by the well-known British New Testament scholar is an excellent book in many respects and well worth the reasonable price for a hardcover volume. While it is somewhat brief, it usually brings out the essential teachings of each verse and does so in a clear and helpful way. 

A Graduation Speech—Great is the Lord!

“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness.”  Psalm 48:1

A Case of Carnal Feasting

Jesus said it. And we do well to give heed to it and remember it, if we would rightly understand the message in the book of Esther. What did He say that applies to this book? You will find it in Matthew 7:20where we read: “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” In the verses preceding it He had spoken of entering into the kingdom by the strait gate and of being wary of false prophets.

I John—True Fellowship in Love (1)

The church as well as the individual believer needs to be reminded of the riches of the gospel of truth and its influence for good. All too often, we take for granted the beauty of true fellowship in the love of God in Jesus Christ. This need is fulfilled as the Holy Spirit moved the apostle John to write his first epistle.

Keeping God’s Covenant

We received the following question from one of our readers: 

Letter From New Zealand

To Our Brothers and Sisters of the Protestant Reformed Churches At our last Protestant Reformed Fellowship meeting a desire was expressed among the brethren to share some of our feelings of hope and gratitude with likeminded fellow yoke bearers through the pages of the Standard Bearer. 

Missionary Methods (24)

(The Views Of Rufus Anderson) We have seen that Anderson conceived of the missionary’s task solely in terms of the preaching of the gospel. The missionary must not attempt to transform heathen culture. He must preach and teach the blessed gospel and baptize those who are gathered into the church by that preaching. With this we are in hearty agreement. The aim of missions, according to Anderson, is the establishment of self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating, indigenous churches. To these principles we shall return, D.V., in later articles.

Believing All the Prophetic Scriptures (XIII)

The so-called Dispensation of the “Kingdom”—the “Seventh Dispensation” (continued). When Scofield speaks of the Kingdom being “at hand” he refers this to a very vague and conditional realization of the Kingdom of God as promised to David and as foretold in the prophecies. It merely means that there is not going to be some great event intervening, another “dispensation.” Evidently this means that the “millennium” is at hand as spoken of by the prophets as he interprets those prophecies.