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Vol 62 Issue 15

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Jesus Lifted Up

Robert C. Harbach is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. In John 12:32 we read the prophetic words of our Lord, “And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me.” The immediate context, verse 20, shows that through two of His disciples, Jesus was approached by certain Greeks. This filled Him with joy, for it was, already, a fulfillment of the earlier prophecy, chapter 11, verses 51 and 52, “that Jesus should die . . . not only for that nation (of the Jews) only, but that also He should gather together in one the children...

Book Reviews

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...

News From Our Churches

David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. One recent Sunday evening, while visiting another family, Mr. Jake Kuiper of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan, mentioned the fact that he needed a copy of the Covenant Witness pamphlet, “The New Morality,” by Rev. Kortering. He has received requests for this pamphlet and has tried contacting several people to obtain a copy, but to no avail. If you would like to help out Mr. Kuiper, please send a copy of the pamphlet mentioned above to this address: 671 Wilson Ave., S.W., Grand Rapids,...

Self Denial

Arie den Hartog a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches, is currently laboring in Singapore. The Christian life is one of self denial. This is the tremendous requirement of being a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many claim to be followers of the Lord. Few are willing to deny themselves. Some of these even have very high-sounding confessions and seemingly high standards of morality. But none who refuse to deny themselves can be disciples of the Lord. Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. For...

Leviticus—Reconciliation Through Sacrifice

Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. The name “Leviticus” is derived from the Septuagint Bible, Levitikon (Levitical) as an adjective added toBiblios (books), hence Levitical books. This reference is made to the laws which were administered by the Levites in their duty in the temple. We must be careful not to limit these laws to the priests; rather we must concentrate upon the sacrifices, which typified Jesus Christ in His suffering and death. Since Leviticus is part of the Pentateuch, the author was Moses, as we have considered in detail in previous articles. We also noted...

“Good Morning, Alice” (9)

Gise J. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. The new electrically controlled hospital bed, on occasion provided some entertainment for Alice also. Little Janis, who adored “Auntie Alice,” each morning would eagerly await instructions to go to Alice’s room to awaken her for breakfast. She’d run into the room and often climb into bed with “Auntie.” One morning, Alice pushed the controls, making the bed move. Janis was terrified and told “Auntie,” “Don’t do dat; dat naughty!” Alice chuckled about that for weeks—and made sure that we all heard about it! Since she was not...

Moral Aspects of Medical Technology (5): Abortion

Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The physical and psychological consequences of induced abortion are many and serious. John Jefferson Davis in his book Evangelical Ethics refers to many of them. We include such a list here for its significance to the whole question. (A detailed discussion of this subject may be found on pp. 138ff.) —While some debate is still going on over this question, it seems certain that the death rate among those who have abortions is significantly larger than the death rate of mothers who carry their children to...

A Pamphlet Concerning the Reformation of the Church

(In the last paragraph Kuyper has distinguished between reformation and revolution by pointing out that reformation is always done in obedience to God.) 62. Concerning Reformation and the Magistrate. The question is also brought up and is of importance: does not a part of the work of reformation belong to the magistrate? The question is especially whether the magistrate is not called, authorized and obligated “to prevent and exterminate all idolatry and false religion.” Our conviction in this respect does not agree with that of our fathers. We do not make a secret of this difference. Only God’s Word, not...

Editorially Speaking

No Editorial. To make room for some long overdue book reviews, editorials are omitted in this issue. No Gremlin. As you may have noticed in the April 1 issue, an editor may have frustrations. In the very issue in which I hoped to have corrected, by means of a note, the mistaken impression that Prof. Hanko was the author of my editorials, the same mistake was made again. Let me assure you that Prof. Hanko is not the editor and is not responsible for the editorial in the April 1 issue. What is that “law” to the effect that if...

Our Heavenly Father is Sovereign Lord

Cornelius Hanko is an emeritus minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Ques. 104. What doth God require in the fifth commandment? Ans. That I show all honor, love and fidelity to my father and mother, and all in authority over me, and submit myself to their good instruction and correction, with due obedience; and also patiently bear with their weaknesses and infirmities, since it pleases God to govern us by their hand. Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 39. “I love the Lord, the Fount of life and grace!” I love Him, because He first loved me, drew me to Himself as...

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