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

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It is characteristic of a theory such as “old earth creationism” (or, as it is also called: “progressive creationism”), which is the position that Prof. Hodgson claims to occupy, that it can adopt virtually all the hypotheses of evolutionism (and they are precisely that, hypotheses, not scientific data), but here and there inject some elements of creation, sufficient—at least in the minds of its proponents—to justify the claim that they are creationists. This struck me again in connection with the concluding statements by Prof. Hodgson in his speech at the Hillsdale College Debate when he said: “The possibility, however, of divine...

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James D. Slopsema is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.  Psalm 73:24 God’s people often have difficulty reconciling themselves to the sufferings God sends them. That was true of Asaph, one of the chief musicians of King David. It was Asaph’s observation that often the wicked prospered while the way of the righteous was filled with suffering. This Asaph could not comprehend. It appeared that God was not fair in His dealings with men. Asaph concluded that it didn’t pay to serve the Lord. Asaph...

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