All Articles For Vol 66 Issue 04 11/15/1989

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Could Sodom and Gomorrah Have Been Worse? Recently a member of one of our congregations sent me a letter from the president (Beverly LaHaye) of an organization called, Concerned Women for America. The letter warns the reader about a sex education program currently being used in the public schools of Los Angeles. The letter, excerpts of which follow, is self-explanatory. According to Valley Magazine, when Elizabeth Ramas, age 16, arrived in her fourth-period class on February 24, 1988, prepared to take a history test, the test was postponed and her 11th-grade class was ushered into the library.  Virginia Uribe, a...

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. First, a note of interest from our Seminary. Soon after returning from their labors in Burnie, Tasmania to their home in Grand Rapids in May, Prof. and Mrs. Hoeksema decided to give a FAX machine as a memorial gift to the seminary. The machine was subsequently installed and has been used already for the transmission of documents both across the sea and within our own country. The seminary is willing to provide FAX service for official business of our churches (and even for some things not quite...

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Appreciation and a Gift It is a blessing to receive a Reformed magazine that stands on the doctrines of the Bible and of the Reformation. We are happy to be able to give this magazine as a gift to our family and friends. We look forward to receiving each issue . . . Enclosed is a gift to help out with publishing the magazine. Tony and Melinda La Count James and Margaret Laning Waipahu, Hawaii

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ANOTHER GOSPEL, Alternative Religions and the New Age Movement, by Ruth A. Tucker. Grand Rapids, Academic Books, Zondervan Publication, 1989. pp. 1-462. $19.95. (cloth) (Reviewed by Agatha Lubbers.) Agatha Lubbers is administrator of Covenant Christian High School, Walker, Michigan. Among her duties is the teaching of a class on the cults. The attractively jacketed ANOTHER GOSPEL is not just one more book on the subject of cults and alternative religions joining the plethora of books sold by religious bookstores in our country. Although the subject is the same, this book has unique qualities that make it a valuable addition to this genre...

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Rev. Houck is a home-missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. In our last article we began to evaluate the New Age Movement by considering the movement’s view of God. In this article we will finish our evaluation of their beliefs and practices and also consider ways in which we can avoid the errors of this wicked movement. The New Age Movement is not only dead wrong about God but also about man. Man is not God. In no sense is man God. Moreover, man will never be God. The very thought is blasphemous. Nor is the natural man good. He...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Introduction When the Son of God gathers His church by His Word and Spirit He brings individual elect saints to the fellowship of the church in different ways. Some are born and raised within the covenant, drink the truths of the Scriptures with their mother’s milk, so to speak. Some are brought into the fellowship of the church from darkest heathendom through a sudden turning from the darkness of idolatry to the light of the gospel. Some live for years on the periphery of the...

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Mr. Hilton is principal and a teacher at the Free Christian School of Edgerton, Minnesota. This article was originally intended by the author for the “Letters” column. Because of its length and worth, we publish it as a contribution. For the benefit of all our readers, we give the “form” referred to by Mr. Hilton, the questions asked at the ceremony of public confession of faith in the Protestant Reformed Churches, in full. Public Confession of Faith   (Before or after the sermon, the minister requests those who intend to make public confession of their faith to arise and to...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. I was deeply impressed with this subject in connection with a recent study of mine in preparation for a chapel talk at the Christian grade school. How wonderful was our Lords dealing with little children. From the gospel accounts we get the impression that children were often in the audience of the Lord Jesus. The Lord was pleased with this. He took great interest in these children and dealt with them in tenderest affection. He sometimes used children to illustrate great truths of His kingdom. Jesus teaches us...

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November 1, 1989 Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord: By the time you read this we will be nearing the end of the first semester. Our students at this point in the semester are anticipating their semester examinations and working hard on their term papers and research projects. Mr. Mitchell Dick is in his third year of studies and Mr. Leonard Holstege is in his first year. In addition, there are eight young men from our churches enrolled in pre-seminary programs at various colleges and universities. This means that in the near future our enrollment at the seminary will...

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In a sermon on II Timothy 2:2, John Calvin remarked that our sons’ sons must also hear the truth long after we are gone. Therefore, the church must always be training men in her seminary. In this passage of Scripture, the aged apostle, who says of himself in II Timothy 4 that his course as a preacher of the gospel is finished, expresses his desire that the Word of God shall be taught after his departure. He commands the younger minister, Timothy, to intrust the sacred deposit of Truth to other men: “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many...

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