All Articles For Vol 60 Issue 20 9/1/1984

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Candidate Ken Hanko has accepted the call as missionary to Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. We thank God that He has verified the calling of Candidate Hanko to be a minister in our Protestant Reformed Churches. Rev. Ron Hanko has declined the call to Loveland Protestant Reformed Church. Rev. David Engelsma has also declined the call to Faith Protestant Reformed Church and to Lynden Protestant Reformed Church. I would think that Candidate Hanko will be examined by Classis East, September 12, at Holland P.R. Church. His new address is: 17 Miami Rd., Norristown, PA 19046. 

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COMMENTARY ON JAMES, by Peter H. Davids; Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1982; 226 pages, (cloth) $14.95. (Reviewed by Prof. R.D. Decker) This commentary is part of the New International Greek Testament Commentary, edited by I Howard Marshall and W. Ward Gasque. Peter Davids, Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, is rapidly acquiring a reputation as one of the leading New Testament scholars among evangelicals. He is deserving of this in the opinion of this reviewer.

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We are the servants of the Lord. We believe that God is the sovereign Lord of heaven and earth. He is our Lord for He is our creator and redeemer, and it follows from this that we must be His servants. We have been made the servants of the Lord bi His wonderful grace. We were by nature the servants of the devil and of sin. But through His wonderful grace in Christ Jesus we have been redeemed in order that we might serve Him all the days of our life. It is indeed a great blessing and wonderful privilege...

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(A BIBLE FOR WHICH MEN DIED—continued)  But even more than the Greek New Testament, the Roman Church feared the translation of the Bible into the language of the people. In the Translators’ Preface to the Reader we find the following reference to this attitude of the Roman Church: “So much are they afraid of the light of the Scripture that they will not trust the people with it, no not as it is set forth by their own sworn men, no not with the License of their own Bishops and Inquisitors.

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(How The Standard Bearer Has Instructed And Guided Us For Sixty Years) [In this section you will find quotations on various subjects from articles going back all the way to Volume I. They are random quotations from the writings of various editors and departments. They will show that our magazine has from the beginning spoken with one voice and emitted one sound. For this reason, and to arouse your curiosity, I have not included the author’s names with these quotations. HCH]

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Sixtieth Anniversary. We called your attention earlier to the fact that the current volume-year, which will be concluded with the Sept. 15 issue, is our sixtieth. To mark this anniversary, there will appear in this issue and the next a special section entitled “Our Rich Heritage,” in which you will be given a sampling of the writings which appeared in our Standard Bearerbeginning with Volume 1.

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The keynote of fellowship in love is emphasized much in our day. Oftentimes, leaders in the church emphasize love at the expense of the truth or its opposite, emphasize the truth at the expense of love. The Holy Spirit has given us this small letter to teach us that true fellowship is in the truth and must be sanctioned by love. Let’s see how this is true from the letter itself. A BRIEF OUTLINE 1. Introduction (I John 1:1-4). The usual identification of author and intended recipients is lacking. Instead, he begins by introducing Christ Who is the Word of...

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Singing is always an important part of the worship of God. In our last article we discussed some aspects of singing; in this article we propose to continue this discussion. Singing must always be from the heart. This is an obvious fact and it is not uncommon to hear the minister remind the congregation of the importance of this. Such a reminder is not out of order. While it is true of all our worship that it is easy to slip into a mere routine, to go through the motions of worship outwardly while our thoughts are far away from...

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At its annual Synod in June the Christian Reformed Church in North America, according to a report in RES News Exchange (July 10, 1984), voted to declare a church that supports apartheid to be heretical. The background of this decision is, of course, the situation in South Africa, where there are Reformed churches, black and white, which are members of the Reformed Ecumenical Synod. This decision is in support of the stand of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church, which has declared the issue of apartheid to be a status confessionis, that is, “a concern about which it is impossible to differ without its affecting the integrity of...

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