All Articles For Vol 62 Issue 14 4/15/1986

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HOSEA, LOVE’S COMPLAINT, by Herman Veldkamp; Paideia Press, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada; paper, 240 pp., $7.95 ($9.95, Canadian). (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema) This attractively published little work is a translation from the Dutch of a book by this rather well-known minister of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands under the title (in Dutch), “The Son of Beeri.” It consists of 43 rather brief chapters on various texts from the prophecy of Hosea. The work is not a commentary, though there are indeed some interesting and helpful exegetical insights in it. It is rather in the nature of a book...

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Robert D. Decker is professor of New Testament and Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Lady in the Pulpit The teaching of Holy Scripture on the place of women in the church is so clear that even a child can understand it. The Bible says, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be...

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David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The committee planning the officebearers conferences has asked me to provide you the following report on the last conference. On March 3 & 4 a conference on “Historic Presbyterianism” was held in South Holland Church, Illinois, in conjunction with the meeting of Classis West. The purpose of the conference was to learn more of the Bible Presbyterian Church (BPC) of Larne, Northern Ireland, with whom our churches have established sister church relations. This conference was especially suited for this purpose since the BPC had sent...

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Cornelius Hanko is an emeritus minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The following questions have been received: I am writing to you in the Question Box, because I have a question which I have been concerned about for some time, and I would like to see an answer in print so I can read and study it. My basic question is “Why are our covenant children not permitted to come to the Table of our Lord? Does not our Lord invite children as well as adults to His fellowship at His Table?” In connection with this, I have some related...

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Thomas C. Miersma is pastor of the First Protestant Reformed Church, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In this article we continue a response to one of our readers, Mr. Harv Nyhof, who raised certain questions concerning an article in the December 15, 1985 issue. As we also quoted the paragraphs in question in the first part of our response the reader is referred to that preceding column. It was in that connection that Mr. Nyhof responded, I am tempted to say, “Come on, Pastor Miersma, you can’t be serious.” If the spoken or written word is not understood, be it ever so...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. We are busy outlining the section of Exodus that deals with the covenant broken at Sinai by the worship of the golden calf and how God renews His covenant (Ex. 31:18-35:3). Moses interceded for the people’s sins, asking that his name be blotted out. God replied that each one must bear his own sin. Moses was to lead Israel to Canaan in the presence of the Angel (Ex. 32:30-35). The Lord assured Moses He would give the land of Canaan to Israel, but the people must first...

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Robert D. Decker is professor of New Testament and Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Lady in the Pulpit The teaching of Holy Scripture on the place of women in the church is so clear that even a child can understand it. The Bible says, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be...

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George C. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Gen. 1:1 Introduction It has been said by very astute and studious, scholarly saints that he who preaches well on Genesis 1:1 also preaches well on Revelation 22:18-22. He preaches the Alpha and Omega, the Lord God Almighty. He preaches Christ Who is yesterday, today, and forever the same. We heartily agree! Such preaching is the true application of the Reformation principle of the Sola Scriptura. Genesis 1:1 is the revelation of God, the Creator of heaven and earth. It is a basic...

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John A. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Although Jonah was not the author of Psalm 130, what is written therein expresses what lived in his soul. And remembering the story of Jonah as we find it in Holy Writ, we can see that had he known the versification of it, as we have it in our Psalter, there was a moment in his life when he would have sung it. I have in mind these words: From the depths do I invoke Thee, Lord to me incline thy ear; To my voice be Thou attentive, And my...

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Not long ago (Dec. 15, 1985 issue) Prof. Decker commented rather extensively on “Alive ’85” in All Around Us, criticizing it chiefly because of its Arminianism, but also calling attention positively to what the churches need in order to be “reformed and always reforming.” His comments were pertinent. Recently the same Dr. John Guest who was the “evangelist” of “Alive ’85” was back in Grand Rapids under the auspices of the Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church. This event became the occasion of some editorial comment under the title, “Reformed Revival,” by Editor A. Kuyvenhoven in The Banner(March 31, ’86, p. 5). After...

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