All Articles For Vol 65 Issue 01 10/1/1988

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. History of Hope Church, G.R. Seventy-eight years ago the area west of Grand Rapids, Michigan was a farming community quite isolated by the Grand River bending its way from south to north. Reformed people living there had to travel some miles north or take a ferry west across the river to satisfy their desire and need for spiritual nourishment on the Lord’s Day. These conditions prompted the church fathers of the Hope P.R.C. in Walker, Michigan to meet on Sunday, January 25, 1916 at the home of...

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THE INSPIRATION AND AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE, by Rene Pache, Moody Press, 1987. 349 pages, paper. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) Since this book first appeared in the English in 1969, it has gone through twelve different printings, abundant proof of its popularity and worth. The book was translated from the French. The author taught in Lausanne University and was active for many years in the evangelical movement in France. The book deals with all aspects of the inspiration and authority of Scripture: revelation, inspiration, plenary and verbal inspiration, inerrancy and infallibility, apparent contradictions in Scripture, the canon of Scripture, transmission...

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Rev. Cammenga is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. “Persons who have not pursued the regular course of study in preparation for the ministry of the Word, and have therefore not been declared eligible according to Article 4, shall not be admitted to the ministry unless there is assurance of their exceptional gifts, godliness, humility, modesty, common sense and discretion, as also gifts of public address. When such persons present themselves for the ministry, the classis (if the particular synod approve) shall first examine them, and further deal with them as it shall deem edifying, according to...

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The close of volume year #64 marks an end and a beginning. Volume #64 is the last volume with Prof. H.C. Hoeksema as editor. He has served in that position, formally, for 24 years. He took over a year earlier when his father, Rev. Herman Hoeksema, had a stroke, so he has been at the helm for 25 years. A recognition banquet was held at the time of Synod in Prof. H.C. Hoeksema’s honor, with the Theological School Committee, the delegates at Synod, the Reformed Free Publishing Association Board, and the other two Professors attending. We take this opportunity publicly...

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Rev. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Reconstructionism is a view which might be called “Presbyterian or Reformed Post-millennialism.” R.J. Rushdoony is considered the “father of Reconstructionism” while Gary North is recognized as one of its leading proponents. The Dallas Times Herald, December 23, 1987, in an article on this movement, gives a brief summary of the views set forth: Chilton says Reconstructionism is “‘an attempt by a segment of the Christian church to bring the church, as a whole, back to using the Bible as a rule of life—all aspects of life.”  This Old...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Love for the brethren is a great mark of godliness. Our Lord said that His disciples would be known in the world by the love which they had for one another. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35). There are few exhortations that appear more often in the Scriptures than the command to love our brethren. Paul says in Colossians, “And above all these things put on charity which is the bond of perfectness” (Colossians...

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Rev. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Very clearly both Adam and Eve, after their fall into sin, were the objects of God’s mercy. That mother promise which God spoke, and which we began to treat last time, speaks of an enmity that was going to be realized between Satan and the woman. That woman was Eve, for there was no other woman existing at that time. That promise was not to all women, or to all of Eve’s children and grandchildren. Next time we purpose to consider the awesome fact that Cain, Eve’s first child,...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. A couple of years ago when this country first became alarmed at the rapid spread of AIDS, Rev, Jerry Falwell expressed the opinion that this dreaded disease was the judgment of God on the sin of homosexuality. The howl that arose from the media reverberated from one end of the country to the other. If it was within their power, the media leaders would undoubtedly have tarred and feathered him and ridden him out of the country on an iron rail. More disturbing was the...

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A Word of Thanks to HCH… For the past 24 years, editorials in The Standard Bearer have appeared over the initials, HCH—the initials of Professor Homer C. Hoeksema. With this issue comes a change. Having informed the Staff last year that he would not accept a new appointment as Editor-in-Chief in 1988, Professor Hoeksema now steps down as editor of the magazine. We take this opportunity, on behalf both of the Staff and of the readers, to express our thanks to him for nearly a quarter-century’s work as editor. Perhaps only those who write can appreciate the demands put upon him in...

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Beginning with its first issue in October of 1924 through the September 15, 1988 issue The Standard Bearer has been edited by men bearing the name “Hoeksema.” The first editor, the late Rev. Herman Hoeksema, served from 1924 until 1964 when he was succeeded by his son, Prof. Homer C. Hoeksema. These men, by God’s grace, gave able leadership to our paper and wrote literally hundreds of pages, always faithfully bearing the standard of the Reformed faith. Prof. Hoeksema retired as editor at the end of the sixty-fourth volume. We wish him God’s richest blessings in his future labors on behalf of The...

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