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Vol 64 Issue 17

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News From Our Churches

Ben Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.

Report of Classis East

May 11, 1988  Hope Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 11, 1988 at the Hope Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. B. Woudenberg led in opening devotions after which Rev. R. Flikkema served as chairman. Of note at this meeting was the attendance of Mr. Cal Kalsbeek’s church history students at Covenant Christian High School. 

Book Reviews

SING ABOUT IT, Volume One, S. Vander Ploeg; Steinco Industries, LTD; distributed by Inheritance Publications, P.O. Box. 145, Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada TOG 1RO; $7.95 Can./$6.95 U.S., paper. (Reviewed by Gertrude Hoeksema) This is a ring-bound song book, with illustrations, of twenty-one Biblical songs for children. The book includes such titles as “Goliath was a Giant,” “Elijah’s Voice,” and “Our Daily Bread.” Because this is volume one, I presume this will be a series of Bible song books, although the book gives no information about the author and his goals. 

The Two Natures of Christ: The Union of the Human and Divine Natures

Ronald H. Hanko is pastor of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church, Houston, Texas. 1.Introduction. The mystery of the incarnation is not so much that our Lord Jesus Christ is true God or true man, but that He is at one and the same time both of these. This is, in the final analysis, a mystery as great as the mystery of the trinity. Scripture itself reminds us of this by calling the truth that God is come in the flesh the beginning of the “great mystery of godliness” (I Tim. 3:16). That the incarnation is a mystery means that it is...

Joshua—Receiving The Promised Land (3)

Jason L. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. The first main division in the Book of Joshua covers,Joshua 1:1-12:24, and describes the entrance of Israel into the land of Canaan and the conquest of all its parts. We continue this outline from Joshua 1:9. Joshua instructs the officers to tell the people to prepare food, for they will cross the Jordan in three days. He also reminds the men of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh to fulfill their promise to go with the people over the Jordan to help the others possess their...

Hard Questions for Young People: “Should I Begin to Smoke?”

Barrett L. Gritters is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. I am writing to the young people only. All of the older folks ought just to turn to the next page; unless, of course, they are considering taking up smoking. You young people might think that it is a little presumptuous to write about smoking. For one thing, there are many who are not going to like to see this article in print. For another, you may have seen me with a smoke in my hand a time or two (we’ll talk about that later). Besides, there has...

The Awesome Shadow of Coming Sins

John A. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. When Satan came to Eve with his lie about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he revealed his hatred toward God. But he also made plain his hatred toward man, who loved God and was created in His image. He came to Eve in order to get to Adam. And he got Adam, in order to get man’s love toward God taken away from the whole human race. Therefore he took possession of the mouth and voice box of the serpent, in order to get...

Drunkenness (2)

Herman C. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Alcohol abuse in this country is appalling. Recently Ann Landers reported on some statistics put out by The National Council of Alcoholism. They make for disturbing reading. 1. Alcohol is America’s No. 1, drug problem among youth. (In 1985, an estimated 4.6 million adolescents, ages 14 through 17, experienced negative consequences of alcohol —arrest, involvement in an accident, impairment of health or job performance.)  2. Alcohol is twice as popular among college students as the next leading drug, marijuana, and more than five times...

Supporting the Preachers of the Gospel

Kenneth Hanko is a missionary-pastor of the Protestant Reformed Churches in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The principle which Paul outlines in I Corinthians 9:7-14 is not a difficult one to understand: the Lord has ordained “that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.” Yet it is a principle which the church of God in the twentieth century does not clearly understand nor faithfully apply. The principle can be restated to make the point clear: the church of God is under obligation to give an adequate living to those who preach the gospel in and for it. The Lord has ordained it...

The Creation Record Literal

All so-called progressive creationists and theistic evolutionists face the question concerning thehistoricity of the creation record. As a theist, the theistic evolutionist feels bound to do so: the Genesis record is a stumbling block on his path. And as acreationist the progressive creationist must somehow leave the impression that he holds that the record of Genesis is the record of real, historical events, so that Gods work of creation actually took place, is a fact of revelation. The “event character” must somehow be maintained. And to do this they must find ways and means of maintaining that the creation record is not ordinary...

6/1/1988