All Articles For Vol 65 Issue 13 4/1/1989

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Ministerial Calls Rev. C. Terpstra accepted the call he received from our South Holland, IL congregation. The Council of our Peace P.R.C. in Lynnwood, IL presented the following trio for their congregation’s prayerful consideration. Revs. K. Hanko, T. Miersma, and K. Koole. At a meeting held February 5, Rev. K. Koole was chosen to receive the call. The newly organized congregation in Norristown, PA named their first trio, consisting of the Revs. K. Hanko, R. Hanko, and J. Kortering. From that group they extended a call to...

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Rev. Hanko is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Houston, Texas. Classis West met on Wednesday, March 1, 1989, in South Holland, Illinois. Classis met in three sessions and finished its business at about 8:30 Wednesday evening. This was the first Classis at which delegates from the new Congregation of Peace, in Lynwood, Illinois, were present at day evening. Classis, and a report was read at Classis of their organization as a new congregation. Their organization was carried out by the South Holland council. The South Holland council will also have another organization to carry out, now that Classis...

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THE BIBLE VERSUS MILLENNIAL TEACHINGS: AN EXEGETICAL CRITIQUE, by George C. Lubbers; published by the author, 1989; available by mail from the author at 2074 Cranbrook Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505; 424 pages; paper; $13.95 plus $1.00 for postage (Reviewed by the Editor) The Bible Vs. Millennial Teachings: An Exegetical Critique may well be George C. Lubbers’ magnum opus. It is a treasurehouse of Biblical exegesis and of insight into the realities of the Kingdom of Heaven. Treating eschatology (the Bible’s teaching about the last things), the book carries on the Reformed controversy with millennialism, both in its post-millennial and in...

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Rev. Terpstra is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Pella, Iowa. In our last article we ended with a reference to a letter drawn up to explain the reasons for the deposition of the heretic Arius and his followers in A.D. 321. This letter clearly set forth the errors of the Arians as we described them: And the novelties they have invented and put forth contrary to the Scriptures are these following: -God was not always a Father, but there was a time when God was not a Father. The Word of God was not always, but originated from...

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Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Janssen Controversy Re-examined “CTS in Focus,” a paper published by Calvin Theological Seminary, reports on an address by Dr. David Holwerda given this past September 8 at the seminary chapel. According to the article: Dr. David Holwerda explored questions about interpreting Scripture. He chose as his subject Dr. Ralph Janssen, an Old Testament professor who was deposed in 1922. Holwerda, whose speech marked his appointment as Professor of New Testament with tenure in 1987, asked if the views of both Janssen and his opponents influence the present reading...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. The law of God requires that we love the Lord our God with our whole being. There can be no division in us. This is impossible. All imagination that we can love God with only part of our being is proven to be false by the summary of the law. We are to love God with all our heart and all our soul and all our mind and all our strength. It is well for us to consider each of those four “alls,” that we might know the...

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Mr. Lanting, a member of South Holland Protestant Reformed Church, is a practicing attorney. “Queen Mary. ‘Yea, but none of these men [Moses, Daniel, the Apostles] raised the sword against their princes.’ John Knox. ‘Yet, Madam, ye cannot deny that they resisted, for those who obey not the commandments that are given, in some sort resist.’ Queen Mary. ‘But yet, they resisted not by the sword.’ John Knox. ‘God, Madam, had not given them the power and the means.’ Queen Mary. ‘Think ye that subjects, having the power, may resist their princes?’ John Knox. ‘If their princes exceed their bounds,...

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Mr. John Clarke is an Ulster Presbyterian, a son of the Scottish Covenanters. He and his family are members of the Reformed Covenant Fellowship of Larne, Northern Ireland, which is requesting a missionary from the PRC. Samuel Rutherford was the leading theologian in Scotland during the first half of the 17th century. To most of us he is probably best known by his letters, said by Spurgeon to be “the nearest thing to inspiration which can be found in all the writings of mere men.” But this is not his only work. He wrote extensively against Arminianism and as a...

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Nonresistance? Yes! I read and re-read your editorials in the January 15 and February 1 issues of The Standard Bearer, “Another Look at Nonresistance.” These editorials on the thought of Calvin and Luther are excellent. In the January 15 issue, you mentioned your special issue of December 1, 1988 on this subject. Since my first issue of your wonderful magazine started with the December 15, 1988 issue, could you send me a copy of the December 1, 1988 issue, since I am very interested in this subject of nonresistance. I am enclosing $1.00. . . . William England Westville, New Jersey...

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In the February 15, 1989 issue of this magazine appeared a letter out of strife-torn Northern Ireland referring to the views on the Christian’s calling towards the civil government of the Scottish Presbyterian, Samuel Rutherford. This letter asked whether the teaching of Rutherford is in harmony with the teaching of John Calvin, or whether it is “a departure from the Reformed Faith and Scripture itself and therefore to be exposed and repudiated as error?” In response to our request, our correspondent has written a summary of Rutherford’s beliefs on this matter, which we publish in this issue under the heading,...

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