All Articles For Vol 64 Issue 11 3/1/1988

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Ben Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Rev. R. Miersma and his family arrived safely in New Zealand on January 14, after what had to be a very long and tiring flight. Their new address in New Zealand is 26 Kairanga Crescent, Wainuiomata, New Zealand. Their phone number is 011-64-4-646-129. Homecoming Week at Covenant Christian High School in Walker, Michigan was held from February 8-12. The Homecoming Chapel featuring the Class of 1972 was held on Friday, February 12. Other events scheduled for that week included tug-a-war and arm wrestling competition, a dress up day, an impersonation...

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Applying The Scriptures (Papers from ICBI Summit III); Kenneth S. Kantzer, ed.; Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan Publishing House (Academic Books; 514 pp., paper, $17.95. [Reviewed by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema] This is a very interesting book. It contains the papers (and responses) from the International Council of Biblical Inerrancy Summit III, which met in Chicago in 1986. It is impossible in the space of a review to summarize the contents of the book. There were no fewer than seventeen papers delivered, and to each paper, with the exception of one, there were two or three responses. The participants were all...

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It is well that we have the words of Micah 6:8 clearly before our mind. The text reads as follows: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” We should notice that the text contains one positive, strong assertion: “He hath shewed thee what is good.” The text ends with asking three things which show us really what are the particulars of the “good’ which the LORD has showed to Israel. In our former article we reflected just...

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John A. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. A shadow gives visible evidence of the existence of an object upon which light of one kind or another falls. Take that object away and there will be no shadow. Turn off that light, or place something between that object and the source of light, and the shadow of that object will disappear. A shadow gives proof of the existence of the object, even when the object itself cannot be seen. Someone may be walking closely behind you, while you are looking forward. But the shadow of that...

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Ronald H. Hanko is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church, Houston, Texas. 2. The characteristics of Christ’s human nature (continued). c. A sinless human nature. That Christ was sinless is, of course, the foundation of our faith in Him as Saviour. But there are several things that need emphasis at this point. First of all, that Christ had a sinless human nature does not only mean that He had no actual sin, but also that it was not possible for Him to sin. That He actually committed no sin is clearly taught in a passage like I Peter 2:22, 23. That...

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Gise J. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Crisis In Religious Freedom We rejoice that we live in a “free” land—a land in which we can attend church without interference from government authority. But there are evidences that this “freedom” is eroding—eroding because of government action against churches. While insisting on separation of church and state, the state in many instances has interfered with the activity of the churches or hindered and, prevented such activity. We tell ourselves sometimes that such government activity is against only far-out sects or rebellious groups. Yet one wonders...

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Bruce VanSolkema is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. But can we stop there by saying it is enough for us to know the doctrines taught us by God’s Word and leave it at that? By no means. The verse goes on to say that Scripture is profitable for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” The preacher must preach the word so that we are reproved, corrected, and instructed in righteousness. We must hear how to apply those doctrines to our lives as we live and walk in the midst of this wicked world....

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In Time (February 1, 1988) in connection with a feature article about the “tough” principal of a Paterson, N.J. school, Joe Clark, there was a chart entitled “The Good Old Days.” It is described as “Leading school discipline problems: a California study compares today with a more innocent age.” This study was conducted by the Fullerton, Calif., police department and the California department of education. The results were published in Junior League Review. The chart makes a comparison between the 1940s and the 1980s, as follows: 1940s: Talking, Chewing Gum, Making noise, Running in the hallways, Getting out of place in line, Wearing...

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Our readers will recall that in our columns it was reported earlier that the Board of Trustees of Calvin College and Seminary had appointed a committee to investigate the teachings of three college professors. One of these was Prof. Howard Van Till, whose book, The Fourth Day, I criticized in earlier issues. The other two were Profs. Clarence Menninga and Davis Young, both geology professors. The secular press—both the Detroit Free Press and the Grand Rapids Press—has been reporting on this matter from time to time. On the front page of both its February 12 and February 13 issues, the Grand Rapids Press reported on the...

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