All Articles For Vol 63 Issue 17 6/1/1987

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A CONCISE EXEGETICAL GRAMMAR OF NEW TESTAMENT GREEK, by J. Harold Greenlee; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1986. 79pp., (no price included, paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) The fact that this is the fifth edition of a book originally published in 1953 demonstrates that many students of Greek have found it helpful. While it is not, in my judgment, suited for a textbook to be used in beginners’ Greek classes, it does have two excellent purposes: 1) It can well serve as a compendium for a more comprehensive text in the study of beginning Greek; 2) It is a...

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Thomas C. Miersma is pastor of the First Protestant Reformed Church, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In our consideration of the modern assault upon the Reformed doctrine of Scripture we turn again to a discussion of modern philosophy out of which that assault arises after the Reformation. The rise of modern scientific study issuing from the Renaissance called into question the existing understanding of man and the world. It did so on the basis of human reason and an investigation of creation. Principally this approach had from the very outset no room for divine revelation concerning the creation. The underpinnings of modern...

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John A. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. There are times in our lives, as children of God, when we are not spiritually strong and sensitive. Such was the case with Naomi during the ten or more years that she sojourned in Moab. The confession that Ruth made when Naomi urged her to stay in Moab, when she, Naomi, was leaving to go back to Canaan, reveals that Naomi was a child of God and did have a spiritual life. For clearly she had shown her faith before her daughters-in-law, or otherwise the confession of Ruth...

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Ronald H. Hanko is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church, Houston, Texas. We have seen that the ninth commandment, thought expressed negatively, requires positively that we love the truth, also that this love for the truth is nothing less than the love of God Himself, Who is a God of truth and without iniquity (Deut. 32:4). Every form of deceit and falsehood is, therefore, an act of violence against God and His glory. The sin explicitly forbidden in the ninth commandment is the sin of “bearing false witness,” what we today would call perjury. This is, however, only the grossest...

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Arie den Hartog is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. One of the greatest dangers for worldliness in our modern world is in connection with the great evil of immorality. We live in a world that is filled with immorality. That has of course always been the case, beginning immediately after the fall, when Adam and Eve first knew that they were naked, and their hearts were filled with lust and shame. Over the ages the immorality of the world has grown worse and worse. Today it affects virtually every area of life. It is prevalent on...

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Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In the last article in the Standard Bearer on this subject, we discussed what genetic engineering was all about. In this article we want to be a bit more specific and describe some of the things that are already being done through genetic engineering and some of the things which scientists contemplate doing in the future. Many benefits have already been reaped from genetic engineering in the production of food, both fruits and vegetables and meat from animals, chickens, turkeys and fish. Genetic engineering in fruits...

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Gise J. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Gray Letter Edition of the Bible: We’ve all seen the “red-letter” edition of the Bible where the words of Jesus are all printed in dark red type. Now a new edition is being proposed by “scholars” who have sought to determine if Jesus really said what the Bible says he said. These, through their “scholarly” studies have decided that much of the New Testament record of Christ’s sayings, and of events there described, are not, in fact, authentic. It has been proposed that an edition of...

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David J. Engelsma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois. As it comes to the sinner, whether elect or reprobate, the preaching of the Gospel is a call to the sinner. Not only does the Bible name the saving summons to the elect “the call,” but it also describes the preaching itself, unaccompanied by the secret operation of the Spirit in the heart of the hearer, as a “call.” Jesus teaches that the preaching by God’s servants is a call in Matthew 22:14: “For many are called, but few are chosen.” Indeed, the entire parable of the...

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Recently I received information from a pastor in the Reformed Church in the United States (German Reformed) to the effect that evolution is taught not only at Calvin College but also at Dordt College, which, I think, is generally thought to be more conservative than Calvin. The information which I received, however, shows ‘that Dordt does not play second fiddle to Calvin when it comes to evolution. Here is the story. On April 10, 1987, at Hillsdale College, there was a debate between Dr. Duane T. Gish, from the Institute for Creation Research, and Professor Richard Hodgson, Professor of Astronomy...

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