All Articles For Vol 67 Issue 09 2/1/1991

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Evangelism News Pastor denHartog, along with Elder E. VanVoorthuysen, from our Redlands, CA PRC, traveled to Santa Cruz in mid-December to meet with the brethren there. It was difficult to bring them the news that our churches will not be able to continue sending ministers to preach for them. This was disappointing news for them since they have really appreciated the preaching. Redlands plans to keep in contact with them and to send them tapes and literature. We hope also that our churches will still be able...

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REPENT OR PERISH, by John H. Gerstner. Ligonier, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1990. 218 pages. Paperback, $7.95. [Reviewed by the Editor.] One of the latest heresies among “evangelicals” in the United States and England is the denial of eternal punishment. Only believers in Jesus Christ have an eternal destiny. Unbelievers will be annihilated. What formerly was held only by the liberals and the cults is now held by “evangelicals”: There is no hell. Prominent men are among those who espouse and promote “conditional immortality.” John R. Stott, known as the “pope of the evangelicals,” and Philip E. Hughes, who...

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January 9, 1991 Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, January 9, 1991 at the Byron Center PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. This session was chaired by Rev. Richard Flikkema. Two major items, other than the routine material for a January session of classis, were on the agenda for this meeting. The first dealt with an appeal to classis about a consistory decision and, because of its nature, was treated in closed session. This precludes any reporting on this issue. The second dealt with a protest and letter of explanation from Norristown regarding...

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Rev. Woudenberg is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan. On the way to Tasmania one crosses both the international date line and the equator, and everything changes. Suddenly tomorrow becomes today; and what was supposed to be today is yesterday. The sun rises early rides through the north and sets late, while the south sides of buildings and trees stay in the shade. The nights are short but dark; and the stars shine unusually bright. Drivers get into the passenger’s side of cars; and passengers sit where drivers ought. The right side of the road is the...

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Mrs. Lubbers is a wife and mother in the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois. For I know [Abraham], that he will command his children and his household after him….  Genesis 18:19 I didn’t ever really know my grandparents, my paternal grandfather not at all. Life was hard on the farm and Charles died at the age of 62. But I’m told this taciturn fellow was a charter member of Hope Church, Grand Rapids. I have peered closely at the old brown snapshot of him for some small clue to explain my own looks and personality and that of...

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Rev. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Although we do read of Lot’s descendants, namely, the Moabites and the Ammonites, we read nothing about him after he and his daughters went up the mountain that was above the city of Zoar and committed fornication. We do read of the descendants of Lot, these Moabites and Ammonites, in both the Old Testament and New Testament. But there is presented nothing that Lot did after the sins of his daughters got him two sons in the sinful way of fornication. Rather, in Genesis our attention is called to...

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Rev. Haak is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. In assigning me the topic of applicatory preaching, the committee did not, I am sure, intend for us to discuss the composition of sermons preached after the Lord’s Supper, as if the application of the gospel is limited to those occasions. Rather, they had in mind that all true biblical preaching is to have an applicatory flavor and thrust to it. Also, I did not take the subject to be synonymous with what is commonly called “practical preaching.” Personally, I have not yet understood what is meant by...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. The historical perspective of this prophetic song should be carefully observed by us. It will be 40 years before Joshua will lead Israel across the river Jordan into the promised land (Jos. 3:14ff.). And it will be 480 years before the temple of Solomon will have been built (I Kings 6:1). And it will not be till the time of Christ’s death and resurrection that the new and everlasting house of God will have been built, in which all nations shall have a place, the elect Israel of God,...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. Salt. Sodium Chloride. A combination of two elements which separately are explosive and poisonous, but as a compound are taken harmlessly into the body every day. Salt is found in many parts of the world in massive deposits and in a pure state. In Palestine, however, it is often mixed with impurities such as alkali and gypsum; this salt has lost its saltiness or savor. For many centuries salt has been used both as a preservative and as a spice which renders food tasty and palatable. The...

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