All Articles For Vol 66 Issue 05 12/1/1989

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Ministerial Calls Rev. Russell Dykstra, presently pastor of the Doon P.R.C. in Doon, IA, has declined the call he received from the Hope P.R.C. in Isabel, S.D. Congregational Highlights Starting with Sunday, October 15, and following for several weeks, Rev. B. Gritters, pastor of the Byron Center P.R.C. in Byron Center, MI, preached a series of sermons on the Reformation. It was Rev. Gritters’ desire to call the attention of the congregation to some passages of Scripture that bring out the precious truths that God gave back...

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A CASE FOR ARMINIANISM: THE GRACE OF GOD, THE WILL OF MAN, Clark H. Pinnock, General Editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1989. 318 pages. $14.95 (paper). Reviewed by the Editor. If anyone thought that the war between Arminianism and Calvinism was over, or that it was limited to a few die-hard Calvinists taking pot-shots at 17th century ghosts, A Case for Arminianism will set his thinking straight. Fifteen leading evangelical theologians and philosophers collaborate in a vigorous defense of Arminianism and an all-out assault on Calvinism. (It should be noted that among them are Seventh-Day Adventists, reckoned by the general...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, The Committee for Contact continues to be busy with the work of the churches. We take this opportunity to report to you on some of the more important work which we have performed since the Synod of 1989 met. We have received periodic reports from Rev. K. Hanko concerning the work in Larne, North Ireland. Rev. Hanko is busy in the Covenant Reformed Fellowship holding various classes for all the people, teaching Catechism to the children and preaching...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Its Militant Manner (Philippians 1:27b-28) Writes Paul, “Stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel (good tidings).” In our former article we touched upon the implication of the phrase “for the faith of the gospel.” We ended by stating that, although we could interpret this phrase as meaning by means of the faith, and although this was surely the great teaching of Scripture (see Eph. 2:8), we nonetheless believed that Paul makes the Gospel tidings that which must be defended and upheld at all costs....

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Rev. Cammenga is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. “The office of the professors of theology is to expound the Holy Scriptures and to vindicate sound doctrine against heresies and errors.” Church Order, Article 18. Introduction Articles 18-20 of the Church Order deal with the work of the churches in training young men for the gospel ministry. Article 18 describes the task of the professors in the seminary. Article 19 speaks of the calling of the churches to provide students for the seminary and to support these students while they are being trained. Article 20 discusses the subject of...

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This is a belated expression of sorrow over the passing of one of your godly and able leaders, Prof. Homer Hoeksema. I had been in contact with him over the years and always had the highest respect for his leadership and scholarly work in the cause of Reformed Christianity. His work as editor and writer inThe Standard Bearer for so many years stands as a monument to his uncompromising defense of the Reformed Faith in our generation. Prof. H. Hanko’s tribute to his colleague in The Standard Bearer (9-15-89) was a beautiful, well-deserved statement which is appreciated by many of us outside your...

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Elsewhere in this issue appears a letter from Rev. Steve M. Schlissel, Christian Reformed minister in Brooklyn, New York, objecting to my editorial in The Standard Bearer of October 15, 1989. Because his original attack on the Protestant Reformed Churches in the September 11, 1989 issue of Christian Renewalwas aimed squarely at these churches’ denial of common grace as adopted by the CRC in 1924 and because his letter again raises the issue of common grace, a reply to his letter in the editorial column of The SB is warranted. I am baffled by the suggestion that an apology is in order for the “sin”...

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Each issue of the The Standard Bearer is available on cassette tape for those who are blind, or who prefer hearing The S.B. to reading it. This is an excellent ministry of the Evangelism Society of the Southeast Protestant Reformed Church. The reader is Ken Rietema of Southeast Church. Anyone desiring this service regularly should write Southeast PRC, 1535 Cambridge Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506. If you send your request to The S.B., we will pass it on to Southeast’s Evangelism Society. Elsewhere in this issue appears an advertisement of a sale on the books published by the Reformed Free Publishing Association. The books...

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