All Articles For Vol 64 Issue 04 11/15/1987

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Ben Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. On October 13 Rev. Woudenberg spoke at the chapel services of Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville. He based his remarks on Psalm 18:29, and he came up with an interesting title, one which no doubt raised the interest level of the students at Heritage. “By my God have I leaped over a wall.” Mr. James Decker spoke at Heritage the night of October 8, to help kick off a new school year and a new P.T.A. meeting. He spoke on “Communication between parents and teachers.” Hope Protestant Reformed...

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Reformed Theology In America: A History of Its Modern Development, David F. Wells, Editor; Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 3 17 pp. (paper) $19.95. [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This is a very interesting book. Perhaps the title is somewhat misleading, because the name “Reformed” is taken in a very broad sense. Grouped under it are the Princeton theology, Westminster Calvinism, the Dutch schools, Southern Reformed thought (Presbyterian), and Neo-orthodoxy. Each section is made up of a chapter of analysis of the tradition and chapters on two leading theologians of each tradition. Because of the diversity of...

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Gise J. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Growth in Ecumenism In our sheltered environment, we sometimes fail to realize the developing ecumenism of our day. A few years ago there was considerable discussion about proposed mergers of different denominations. Some proposed mergers materialized, others seemed to be bogged down in endless discussion and debate. It appeared that though the leaders of the denominations favored mergers, on the “grass roots” level, the people rejected this. The past several years the attempt has been made to establish clear contact between denominations and people, without formal...

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“For every house is builded by some (man); but he that built all things is God.” Hebrews 3:4 It is important for the proper understanding of the presence of the cherubim in the most holy place, to notice carefully that there is a most intimate relationship between the progressive historical revelation of God’s covenant promise and the various stages through which the temple-building passed. The bottom line is that God himself will make a house for David in David’s royal Son (II Samuel 7:8-11). To facilitate a rather clear overview of this temple-building by the great temple-Builder, God in Christ, we...

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Ronald H. Hanko is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church, Houston, Texas. 1.The testimony of Scripture (continued). One of the more striking evidences of Christ’s divinity is His claim to authority, to sovereign, autonomous, all-encompassing authority. He claimed this authority over all the institutions of the Jewish nation to the consternation of the Jewish leaders. He angered the scribes and lawyers by claiming not only an authority next to theirs as learned interpreters of Moses and the Old Testament, but also by insisting that He was Himself the Law-giver and One greater than all the Prophets and Patriarchs. And not...

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John A. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Naomi had seen the grace of God break through the dark clouds that had been over her head for many, many years. Her husband died and left her with two sons. These sons died and left her without any grandchildren and with two daughters-in-law who were Moabites. She herself was too old to get married and have children who could inherit the land of her husband and continue his name in the promised land, which was a shadow of the kingdom of heaven, which is coming in the...

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Arie den Hartog is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. What a wonderful blessing is God’s forgiveness! It is really the basis for all the other blessings of salvation which the Lord in His grace bestows upon us. Because He is a God Who forgives, there therefore He did not impute our trespasses unto us, and reconciled us to Himself through the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. Though we are by nature guilty and damnworthy sinners, He counted us perfectly righteous because of the sacrifice of His only beloved Son. There is therefore now no condemnation...

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Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. We are in the process of outlining the first discourse of Moses recorded in the book of Deuteronomy (Deut. 1:1-4:43). We continue our outlining in Deut. 2:1. Moses has recalled Jehovah’s faithfulness in dealing with them in their initial stay in the wilderness. Moses describes how God cared for them in their departure from Kadesh Barnea and that they bypassed Mt. Seir, since that country was given to Esau for a possession. They could buy meat and water from them, but not engage in battle (Deut. 2:1-7). They...

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As To Evolution At Dordt College (3) The reader should bear in mind that when I refer to “Evolution At Dordt College,” I am referring to the teachings of one of Dordt’s professors, Prof. Richard Hodgson. Secondly, I am referring primarily, though not exclusively, to Prof. Hodgson’s teachings in a debate with Dr. Duane Gish on “Creation vs. Evolution.” In the third place, the reader should keep in mind that Dordt College claims td hold to the truth of creation. However, after preliminary investigation . Dordt has allowed Prof. Hodgson to continue to teach, although the Dordt Trustees “have decided...

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Apology. Dykstra and Kuiper are both good Dutch names. In fact, my own middle name is the Anglicized form of Kuiper: Cooper. But one should not call a Kuiper Dykstra, nor should he call a Dykstra Kuiper. Yet the former is what I did in my article about Seminary Convocation (Oct. 15 issue). We have no pre-sem student by the name of Doug Dykstra; his name is Doug Kuiper. The explanation? Due to some inexplicable mental quirk I think of him as Doug Dykstra. Sorry, Doug! Eleven Point. I hope our readers—especially those with older eyes—will enjoy this issue more...

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