All Articles For Vol 65 Issue 15 5/1/1989

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Church Activities The Church Extension Committee of our church in Lynden, WA was kept busy during the month of April in holding a Special Congregational Week from the 9th through the 16th. Missionary Houck planned to be there to meet with the congregation. During that week one lecture was to be held in Canada and two in Lynden. An evening with Lynden’s congregation was also planned for Rev. Houck. During that meeting he would address the congregation on the Missions of our churches. Rev. Houck’s lecture in...

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Rev. Van Baren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Redeemed Art In the Grand Rapids Press, Feb. 11, 1989, and inThe Banner, Feb. 27, 1989, appeared reports on the “sacred” or “liturgical” dance. The Church of the Servant Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids has been incorporating the liturgical dance into the worship service. The Banner reports: Dance is no longer a worldly amusement. It has been redeemed as an art form. The suggestion to do so was made by Synod 1971. Of all the Christian Reformed churches represented at that synod, few have responded by welcoming the redeemed...

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Rev. Gritters is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. Dear Christian parents and young people, This section of the Standard Bearer has always been written for the Young People. The Title “The Strength of Youth” emphasizes the unique strength that young people have in their teens and later. Although there is a unique strength that young people have, in their lives there are many difficult questions to face and answer. My purpose in this rubric is to address some of those questions and try to give guidelines for answering them, so that their strengths may be...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. By the Confession of Faith is meant what is more commonly called in our churches the Belgic or Netherlandic Confession of Faith. The very language we normally use to refer to the Confession of Faith itself says something about the place this creed tends to hold in our churches and how we are inclined to regard it. That it is the Belgic or Netherlandic Confession of Faith, sets before us its historical origin from the hand of Guido de Bres and its adoption by the Reformed churches...

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Rev. Kortering is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Grandville, Michigan. We are in the midst of outlining the narrative of the Levite whose concubine had been abused by the men of Gibeah and killed. He had taken her body and cut it into twelve pieces and called the men of Israel to come to fight the men of Benjamin for this evil deed. The battle is now drawn, 400,000 men of Israel against 26,000 men of Benjamin along with 600 men from Gibeah. After inquiring of the Lord as to which tribe should go up first in battle,...

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Rev. Bekkering is a minister of the Word of God in the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. Once a year a committee from Classis West arranges an office bearers conference to be held in connection with the meeting of Classis. On February 28, 1989 such a conference was held in South Holland, Illinois. Two worthwhile papers were presented. The morning session dealt with a paper presented by Rev. Ken Hanko on The Psalms, Metrical Psalmody, and The Psalter, and the afternoon session dealt with a paper written by Rev. Dale Kuiper entitled, The Congregational Prayer. These conferences provide not only spiritually...

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Rev. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. A striking thing about the first eight chapters of Genesis is that they give us such an awesome shadow of what we must and can expect in the days that lie ahead of us. The sin of Adam and Eve introduced wickedness into this world. That deviltry developed very rapidly, so that the first person born in this world committed the awful sin of killing his brother, because of the spiritual difference between them. Then in a relatively short period of time sin developed further and very rapidly so...

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Rev. Terpstra is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois. Introduction Continuing our look at some of the Christian church’s great defenders and developers of the truth, we want to focus next on Augustine (A.D. 354-430). In considering this church father we are dealing with one of the true giants of the church, one who is in fact generally considered the greatest of the church fathers. Even though the life and work of Augustine takes us back to the 4th and 5th centuries, he is still held in high regard through his writings by nearly all churches,...

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We appreciate The Standard Bearer and . . . are sure that the Lord will use it to gather and strengthen His Church. Menno Poortenga Lansing, IL Thanks be to God for this excellent means of The Standard Bearer for the proclaiming of God’s Word. It is a joy to send in these subscriptions (42!—Ed.) . . . we can see . . . how much care and thought goes into each issue . . . . David and Anita Reinbold Ft. Wayne, IN After subtracting my subscription, you shall, I trust, prayerfully manage the contribution. Our prayers are with you daily. James C....

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In the February 1989 issue of The Free Presbyterian Magazine (hereafter TFPM) appeared an article on “The Extent of the Atonement and the Gospel Offer.” The article is of special interest to us because the magazine in which it appears is issued by a synod committee of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. This is the denomination that a number of families in Northern Ireland now urgently requesting help from the Protestant Reformed Churches in the form of a preacher believed themselves unable to join in good conscience before God. As a result, these Presbyterian families were compelled to separate from their church,...

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