All Articles For Vol 67 Issue 17 6/1/1991

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. We begin this issue of the “News” with a followup to our last issue. Concerning the Young Adults’ Retreat held in Colorado, Rev. R. Cammenga writes that our Loveland, CO PRC has intentions of holding a similar retreat next spring. If some could not attend this year, they may want to make tentative plans to attend next year. Evangelism Activities Two of our churches, the congregation in Doon, IA, and the congregation in Lynden, WA, extended special invitations to the members of their communities to come and...

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Women in Church Office It is no secret that the decision of the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in 1990 to open the offices of minister and elder to women has caused no small stir in that denomination. We have deliberately, for a number of reasons, said very little about this in the Standard Bearer. Certainly we take no delight in the troubles currently plaguing the CRC. We believe the decision of the 1990 Synod, on women in office, to be in direct opposition to the clear...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. The Old Testament contains the word hypocrite thirteen times. It derives from a word which has the root meaning of moral filth; soiled with sin; impious; hypocrite. The New Testament has twenty-five occurrences of this word, over half of them in the discourses of Jesus. The root meaning is to speak or act under a false part; to act under an assumed character; a stage player; dissembler; pretender. A hypocrite is a man who lives the lie, for he is not what he seems to others to...

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Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. One of the main characteristic features of modern-day liberal Christianity is its aversion to doctrine. It not only rejects almost all the great fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith but it wants to go even further than this. It wants to do away with doctrine altogether. According to its teachers, doctrine is not important for Christianity. The historic creeds of the church are set aside as not being relevant for our age. These creeds are at best interesting historical documents. They may be considered interesting expressions of the...

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The annual synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches, although hosted by the Hope Church of Walker, Michigan, will meet in the church building of the Southwest PRC because of remodeling work being done on the Hope building. The pre-synodical worship service will be held on Monday, June 10, at 7:30 PM. Synod will convene on Tuesday morning, June 11, at 9:00 AM, the Lord willing. One important aspect of the work of this synod will be the examination of seminary graduate Mitchell Dick. The Theological School Committee (TSC) reports that the other three seminarians are expected to return in the...

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It cannot be said that Protestant Reformed people are wrapped up in the annual meeting of synod. Unless there is a case of special interest to the churches, visitors at synod are few. Seldom is the church building packed at the worship service with which synod begins. It is doubtful that the members wait with bated breath for the decisions of synod in the Acts. Nevertheless, it lives in the congregations that synod is an important part of our church life. There is understanding that synod settles matters of dispute in the churches. The churches carry out the decisions of synod...

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