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Vol 62 Issue 16

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News From Our Churches

David Harbach is a teacher at Adams St. Prot. Ref. Christian School, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The spring lecture held in Loveland, Colorado, was well attended and also included many visitors, which was encouraged our church there. The reason for the interest is due in part to the topic that Rev. Cammenga spoke on, “Free Grace Versus Free-Will.” If you would like a copy of this worthwhile lecture, then a tape cassette is available for $2.00 by writing to the church at 705 E. 57th St., Loveland, CO 80537. Rev. Cammenga also informs me that all the sheet-rock texturing is finished...

The Counsel of Peace (3)

Ronald H. Hanko is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church, Houston, Texas. We have shown that the “counsel of peace” referred to in Zechariah 6:13 refers to the union of the two offices of priest and king in Christ, typically represented in the co-operation of Zerubbabel the Governor and Joshua the High Priest in the days of the, restoration of the temple. We have seen that this-union is significant first of all as far as the offices themselves are concerned, in that the two offices complement and complete each other. The kingly office adds power and authority to the priestly office, and...

Charismatic?

Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. (Editor’s note. Because of the significance of this subject, we place this lengthy review in its entirety in this issue. This and, the fact that the Rev. Gritters received some interesting correspondence for our magazine necessitates the omission of some regular departments. HCH) JOY UNSPEAKABLE, POWER AND RENEWAL IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones; Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL, 1984; 282. pp., (paper). Anyone who has read extensively in the works of Dr. Lloyd-Jones must have wondered from time to time whether the...

“Good Morning, Alice” (10)

Gise J. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. The problem for Alice in eating was not only the difficulty of raising her hand to her mouth. There was an increasingly difficult problem in swallowing. We could tell that the muscles in her throat and chest were becoming very weak. She could not exhale very strongly. In fact, she found it impossible to lie on her stomach and still breathe. It was this weakness which created the problem for Alice with eating: she had great difficulty swallowing, and even greater problem in coughing up anything...

A Presbyterian Brother Responds

Barrett L. Gritters is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. Dear Readers, In the special issue of March 15, 1986, I wrote an article entitled “We and Our Elders,” in which I gave an analysis of one difference between the Reformed and the Presbyterian systems of church government. I will quote the opening pertinent paragraphs. The relation between believers in the church and the elders is often incorrectly viewed as similar to that between citizens of the United States and their State or Congressional Representatives. Ours (USA) is a government “of the people, by the people,...

All Around Us

Robert D. Decker is professor of New Testament and Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Media Hostility to Christian Values How carefully do we monitor the programs our children watch on television? How many hours per day or week do we spend in front of the TV? Ought Christians have a television set in the house? At the very least, excerpts from the following article by Jean Shaw ought to cause us to ponder these questions. The article appeared in the March 5, 1986 issue of thePresbyterian Journal. Donald E. Wildmon was obviously tired. On a speaking tour for...

The Hope of Heaven and Earth (2)

George C. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The Cosmological-Christological Import: The Heavens and the Earth (Genesis 2:4ff.) Then we desire to have a glance into the “heavens,” as the heaven of heavens, Scripture restrains us and bids us to wait a bit. We should never forget that Genesis 1:1reads “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” However, there is not one iota in the entire first chapter of Genesis which speaks of any particulars concerning the creation of the heavens, nor of the creation of the thousands upon thousands, the myriads of angelic...

A Confession of God’s Sure Mercy

John A. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Safely inside the special fish God provided for him, breathing the oxygen his body needed, and doing so without effort, and tasting the sweetness of salvation, Jonah looks back at his escape from the jaws of death and states a beautiful truth. Because he had been walking in sin, he was cast overboard and into the raging sea. He had fallen to the bottom of the sea and became entangled in the weeds. Instead of going to Nineveh as God had commanded him to do, in order that...

Christian Education—The Reformed Viewpoint

Recently Christianity Today (April 18, 1986) carried in its News section a rather interesting report concerning a conference on Christian education “organized by leaders in a movement known as Christian Reconstruction.” To some of our readers perhaps the name “Chalcedon” is more familiar. Post-millennialism and theonomy are trademarks of this movement; and the Rev. Rousas J. Rushdoony is generally recognized as the theonomy patriarch, although others are also known as proponents of this philosophy. The CT report had the title, “War Is Declared On Public Education.” The conference was hosted by Paul Lindstrom’s Christian Liberty Academy in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights....

Baptized With the Spirit

James D. Slopsema is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Acts 1:5 These words were spoken by Jesus to His disciples on the very day of His ascension, probably just before He led them out to the Mount of Olives. He informed His disciples at that time that they must not depart from Jerusalem but must wait for the promise of the Father. As is evident from the words that form the basis for our meditation, this promise...

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