Vol 63 Issue 21

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Book Reviews

 INTERPRETING ACTS: THE EXPANDING CHURCH, Everett F. Harrison. Zondervan Publishing House, 1986. 482 pp. (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) In many respects this is a good commentary on the book of Acts, and anyone who is studying this important book will find it useful and helpful. There is one problem, however, which I have with the book—a problem which one finds increasingly characteristic of Bible studies and commentaries. I refer to the fact that the approach to the study of the book is that of literary and historical criticism. In a review it is hardly proper to enter into...

Worldliness and Entertainment

Arie den Hartog is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin.

Moral Aspects of Medical Technology (18)

Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. As we continue our discussion of the moral considerations which enter into genetic engineering, I think if fruitful to hear what others have to say on this matter. In our last article we quoted from Joseph Fletcher, a new moralist, who wants not only a blanket approval of this (if done for the common good) but also wants this to be enforced by law. In the February 7, 1986 issue of Christianity Todayvarious ethicists gave their opinions on the matter, and we quote excerpts from...

All Around Us

Gise J. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Women in Office Our readers are doubtlessly aware of the debate that has gone on in the Christian Reformed Church on the subject of women in office. In 1984, the Synod of that denomination ruled that women could serve in the office of deacon. However, the Synod clearly declared that women could not serve in the offices of elder or minister of the Word. That, of course, disappointed many in the C.R.C. Agitation continues unabated to change this latter decision, too, in order that women may...

True Faith Manifested By a Work of Love

John A. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. A truth we do well to hold on to and consider in the word of God is found in James 2:17. There we read: “Even so faith, if it have no works is dead, being alone.” And having begun last time to look at Ruth’s undeniable faith in God, which she confessed to Naomi, we do well now to consider more fully what she said to Naomi. There are those who have faith, but in a moment of spiritual weakness show no faith by their works. Elimelech and Naomi...

Believing All The Scriptures (8)

George C. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Adam Driven Out of the Garden of Eden—Upon Hope (Genesis 3:22, 23) It is of the utmost importance that we read the sacred text carefully. It reads as follows: “And the LORD God said, Behold the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. And, now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and live forever: therefore he drove out the man from the garden of Eden to till the ground iron1 whence he was taken” (Gen....

More About “Evolution At Dordt College”

At this time I will not comment at length on this matter. I prefer to wait until I have received the decision of the Dordt College Board of Trustees. My comments at this time are as follows: 1) The tape recording of the entire debate was of poor quality, having been made from the audience. Yet I went over the parts quoted very carefully and repeatedly (and with help and confirmation from others) and even with equipment by means of which I was able to slow down the playing of the cassette. I assure the reader that my transcription is...

Why Evolution? (9)

In our previous editorial on this subject we were trying to discover what Dr. Howard Van Till means by “primeval history.” You will recall that he classifies the first eleven chapters of Genesis, in distinction from the subsequent part of Genesis, as “primeval history.” However, he fails to offer a succinct definition of primeval history. The reader, therefore, is left to his own devices to discover this meaning from the several paragraphs which Van Till devotes to this subject. It became very plain last time that the “stories” of primeval history (Dr. Van Till repeatedly speaks of “stories”) are not...

Editorially Speaking

Please! Send all announcements, obituaries, in memoriams, and anniversary notices to our Business Office (see masthead), not to me. The chances are good that if they are sent to me, they may be misplaced and/or delayed. Accompany such notices with proper payment. This issue is the last of our current volume-year. You will find in it the annual index. To make room for the index some departments, including News From Our Churches, have been omitted. —HCH

Richly Blessed In Jesus Christ

James D. Slopsema is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him.  Ephesians 1:3, 4 The doctrine of election is most often viewed as some abstract, faraway doctrine having no practical implications for life. It belongs to the secret things of God, having no part of our every day experience. For that...

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