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Vol 66 Issue 15

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News From Our Churches

Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities I thank Rev. C. Hanko for furnishing the following information. For the past nine months weekly worship services and evening Bible Study, sponsored by the Protestant Reformed Churches, have been held in Venice, Florida, a city located about thirty-five miles south of Bradenton. These meetings are conducted by Rev. C. Hanko, with the assistance of ministers who are sent here by the mission committee. It is more than a year ago that two families came from Venice to attend the services held in Bradenton, and...

Book Reviews

UNHOLY HANDS ON THE BIBLE, Volume I (An Introduction to Textual Criticism, Including the Complete Works of John W. Burgon, Dean of Chichester), by John W. Burgon and Jay I! Green, Sr. Lafayette, IN: Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1990. Pages vii-H-12, plus index of biblical texts. Hardcover. $24.95. (Reviewed by the Editor.) When the English Bible (the King James Version) was revised in 1881, the revision (the Revised Version) abandoned the Greek text of the New Testament that had been used until then, not only for the English Bible but also for all the Bibles of the Reformation, e.g., Luther’s...

Exposition of Isaiah 6 (4)

Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.  Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.  Isaiah 6:9, 10 The Great Prophetic Message to This People These words which Isaiah must speak to Israel are indeed prophetic words. Of this there cannot be a shadow of doubt when...

Election of Elders

Rev. Cammenga is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. The elders shall be chosen by the judgment of the consistory and the deacons according to the regulations for that purpose established by the consistory. In pursuance of these regulations, every church shall be at liberty, according to its circumstances, to give the members an opportunity to direct attention to suitable persons, in order that the consistory may thereupon either present to the congregation for election as many elders as are needed, that they may after they are approved by it, unless any obstacle arise, be installed with...

Our Mission Work—’89/’90

Mr. Doezema is a member of the First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and secretary of the Domestic Mission Committee. The work of the Domestic Mission Committee, like that of most other Synodical Committees, is not highly visible. Not that it cannot be, or should not be. It just isn’t. And that’s too bad. Maybe we should have, in The SB, short quarterly reports from the secretaries of the major committees. Then one wouldn’t have to wait for the agenda for Synod in order to learn about what’s happening in the British Isles, or in Tasmania, or in...

The End Times (5): Preaching To All Nations, Then the End

Rev. Gritters is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. Review A couple of months ago I began by saying that, although we do not know when the end will come in terms of days or even years, the Bible does give us good instructions as to what we must expect before the Lord returned to make all things new. I hope and pray that you will know these things! Close to the end there will be a wholesale “divorcing” (apostasy means “putting away”) of the truth by the churches. Men and women in leadership and in...

From Oppression to Freedom

Mr. Veldman is a member of the Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. People have often in the past expressed to us interest in hearing the story of the Romanian refugee family which is attending our Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. We have always been willing to share that I story with others, because we ourselves have been thrilled by the opportunity given us to have a part not only in this family’s coming to America, but more especially in their becoming members of the Protestant Reformed Churches in this country When therefore we were asked to...

Fear God and Not Man

Rev. denHartog is pastor of the Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. How easy it is for us to fear man more than we fear God. We often are so blind and foolish. We imagine that, since man can be seen and God cannot be seen, man is therefore more to be feared. Yet we know that there is so much more reason to fear God than man. When we fear God there is no reason to fear man. Everywhere Scripture exhorts us not to fear man but to fear God. The child of God born again by the...

Letters

Your March 15 issue has me listed as a speaker for the Psalmody Conference which is set for this August. I have no such assignment. Perhaps you would want to find out who does have this assignment and give proper credit for this to your readers. —(Rev.) Duncan Lowe Pittsburgh, PA Response: The confirmed list of speakers at the Psalmody Conference consists of Rev. G.I. Williamson; Rev. Frank J. Smith; Dr. William Young; Rev. David Compton; Dr. Randall T. Ruble; Prof. Herman Hanko; and Dr. Charles J. Butler. The conference is scheduled for August 1-3, 1990 at Flat Rock, North...

Moonshine Blasphemy

As the great apostasy that precedes the coming of Christ intensifies, believers are witness to the wildest of religious teachings and the weirdest of religious practices. All is in the name of Christ. This was foretold. False doctrines and evil practices in the churches are part of the coming of “antichrist.” The mystery of iniquity is always working. And antichrist opposes the Christ of Scripture by taking His place. The Greek word “anti” in I John 2:18 (“as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time”) combines the...

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