All Articles For Vol 67 Issue 06 12/15/1990

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THEONOMY: A REFORMED CRITIQUE, ed. by William S. Barker & W. Robert Godfrey; Zondervan Publishing House, 1990; 413 pp., $14.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Herman Hanko.] Theonomy is a movement with which the church has had to reckon in the last couple of decades. Closely associated with a conservative postmillennialism, theonomy, in one form or another, has had much influence in fundamentalistic and evangelistic circles.

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Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Read and study Philippians 3:12-21 After speaking of his own attainments, which Paul counted as “dung” that he might win Christ, the apostle continues by showing the urgency of striving for the “prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Verses 12-14 describe the striving saint in terms of a foot race. The apostle appears to be very well acquainted with such a race. The course for it was, we are told, some 607 feet in length. Races could involve one or more circuits around the...

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Rev. Dykstra is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Doon, Iowa. Being Reformed is a great privilege. A Reformed believer, family, and church all stand securely on the solid rock of the Scriptures. Not only that, but the area in which they stand is distinctly fenced off by the confessions. The doctrines and the godly walk taught in the Bible are clearly set forth in the Reformed confessions. As a Reformed believer, you know what you believe, you know what your church teaches, and you know what the man in the pew next to you confesses—all the doctrines contained...

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. 4949 Ivanrest Avenue in Grandville, Michigan is of course the address of the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary. What happens here is that men receive instruction in the various disciplines of the theological curriculum designed to prepare them to serve the Protestant Reformed Churches as ministers and missionaries of the Gospel of God’s sovereign grace in Jesus Christ. Here the professors teach their classes in the mornings and spend the rest of the day reading and studying, preparing for those classes and various other lectures and preaching assignments in...

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The following questions were received from the Bible Study Class of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Burnie, Tasmania. Our question concerns Acts 6:6: “Whom (the seven deacons) they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.”  Today in the ordination of ministers in Reformed churches, the laying on of hands is still being practiced, also in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. But there is no laying on of hands in the ordination of elders and deacons. Why not? Since Acts 6:1-6 is used to establish the office of deacon in the Reformed...

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Church Relations I am writing in response to Rev. P. Burley’s article in the July 1, 1990 Standard Bearer, in which he wrote about the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. Not all of us within the EPC fully agree with the emphasis placed on the regulative principle, and on the “purity of worship.” I for one feel that a sister-church relationship must be grounded, not on the basis of how the regulative principle is applied in that church, but on whether the true preaching of God’s Word is practiced and upheld in that church. God’s blessing is on His people if...

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