All Articles For Vol 62 Issue 03 11/1/1985

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David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. There has been a change in the speakers for the conference on the subject of “Marriage: For Better, For Worse.” The speakers will be Rev. Jason Kortering, Rev. D. Engelsma, and Rev. J. Slopsema. Each of these ministers will speak twice. The meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn, Elmhurst, Illinois. Registration forms will be forthcoming. The conference, which will be held November 22 & 23, is sponsored by the Northwest Chicago Mission Field and South Holland’s Evangelism Committee. Plan now to attend this...

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With joy in our souls we give thanks to our God for His goodness in giving us another year of publishing the Standard Bearer. It is only because of His covenant faithfulness to us as churches that we can publish a paper that is true to His Word. May we use this paper to gain knowledge of our God, as our Editor-in-Chief stated in his March 1, 1985 editorial: “May we read I, teach our youth to read it, digest it, learn from it, and become established in the truth.” Our Business Manager reports that again in this year we had...

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THE TRANSLATORS TO THE READER, the Preface to the Authorized Version; published by Covenanter Press, P.O. Box 48, Strathpine North, Australia, 4500; 38 pp., $2.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This book has been made available to the public because, as the publishers state in the Introduction: “The Preface here published used to be included in editions of the Authorized Version along with the Epistle Dedicatory to King James. Now the latter only sometimes appears, while the former has not (to my knowledge) been printed in any standard edition of the Authorized Version this century. For this sorry neglect...

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Ronald L. Cammenga is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. The 20th century will undoubtedly go down in the annals of church history as a unique era. Some of the peculiar religious characteristics that future generations will mention when referring to our times will be: the apostasy of the Reformed churches in our day, the ecumenical movement, Pentecostalism, the development of the social gospel, the spread of the gospel through modern means of communication to nearly every part of the world, and the women’s movement within the church. But certainly one outstanding feature of 20th century church...

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Arie den Hartog is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches, working currently in the country of Singapore. The Lord has given to parents the great responsibility of nurturing their children in the love and fear of His name. When we as parents in the providence of the Lord bring forth our children, our task has just begun. Our children come into our homes as helpless babes totally dependent on their parents. They need physical nourishment. They need the care and protection of a warm, loving, and concerned Christian home. Their personality and character must be molded. They must be...

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Herman Veldman is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Our Faith in the Triune God (2) God, besides being one in essence, is also triune. This truth of the Trinity is held before us in our Belgic Confession, in Articles 8 and 9. And our Heidelberg Catechism speaks of this truth in Lord’s Day 8, specifically in Question and Answer 25. We read, in answer to Question 25: “Since there is but one only divine essence, why speakest thou of Father, Son and Holy Ghost?” “Because God hath so revealed Himself in His word, that these three distinct...

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Gise J. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Alice attended the weddings of two of her nephews in September and October. She had always shown great interest in her nieces and nephews—every year giving a Christmas present to each (until they graduated from high school). Now she attended the weddings of the first two of her nephews to be married. That required, of course, travel from Illinois to Grand Rapids. For the first wedding she herself drove; for the second one, she rode with cousins. She could still drive a car, but already it...

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Robert D. Decker is professor of New Testament and Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In that well-known passage, Ephesians 6:10-16, the Scriptures admonish us to put on the armour of God in order to be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. The devil is subtle, tricky, and will use every means at his disposal to deceive the Christian. I was reminded of this when I read a Guest editorial on the subject of TV advertising in the September 20, 1985 issue of Christianity Today. The editorial was written by Gregg Lewis, Senior Editor of Campus Lifemagazine, under the...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Today’s world in which we live has abandoned almost completely any kind of moral standard for conduct. In the sphere of ethics it is, so to speak, “Every man for himself, and the devil take the hindmost.” Morality is determined today by popular opinion without any regard to the law of God and the objective standard of the Scriptures. Increasingly, every man is given the right to do what he feels like doing, and no one is permitted to pass judgment on his conduct....

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In Christian News (Sept. 9, 1985, p. 12) there is an interesting article by a Rev. Armand J. Boehme about the proper translation of the Greek word diatheke, whether that should be “covenant” or “testament.” The discussion centers especially on the question how this term should be translated in the words of the institution of the Lord’s Supper. I should probably note here, for those who are not aware of it, thatChristian News is a conservative Missouri Synod Lutheran paper. In this editorial I am not so concerned about the translation issue, though that is in itself an interesting and worthwhile subject. My concern...

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