Vol 68 Issue 13

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Saved By Grace

Rev. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. They were different. Jacob and Esau, the sons of Isaac, were physically but also spiritually so very different from each other. The physical difference is presented in Genesis 25:25, where we read, concerning Esau: “And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment.” Then in the next verse we read: “And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel.” There is nothing in that verse that suggests that Jacob was like Esau physically. Jacob was not red and hairy. But what...

News From Our Churches

Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Let me begin this installment of the “News” with thanks to our Father in Heaven for the safe return of so many of our churches’ pastors and elders this past month. First, on February 20 Rev. Dykstra and Elder Henry Bleyenburg returned safely to Sioux Falls, SD, after spending about three weeks in Ghana, Africa. Their safe return home was followed the next week by the return to Grandville, MI of Rev. and Mrs. J. Kortering, on Wednesday, February 26, after spending six months laboring with our...

Rightly Dividing the Word`

Rev. Houck is pastor of Peace Protestant Reformed Church in Lynwood, Illinois. There is not another book in all the world which is so mistreated and abused as the Bible. Many believers and even many ministers do not handle the Word of God properly. The words of Holy Scripture and their meaning are stretched, twisted, and distorted. The apostle Peter refers in II Peter 3:16 to those who so torture Scripture. He speaks of Scripture “which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest,… unto their own destruction.” We have all witnessed such Scripture twisting. Think, for instance, of the great violence which...

Education in the Post-Christian Era

Mr. Hanko is a teacher at Hope Protestant Reformed School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am aware of the fact that many of you may argue with my title. You may well say, “The period now ended was not a Christian era.” I agree in a sense with such an objection, but I am sticking to my title anyway because I want to make a point that I consider extremely important: the times have so changed that any similarity between current moral standards and Christian moral standards is superficial at best. We are living in a world that has changed...

The Holiness of God (4)

Rev. Terpstra is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.  Isaiah 6:3, 5

Letter from the Seminary

March 10, 1992 Dear Brothers and Sisters in our Lord: Under God’s blessing we hare having a profitable year at the seminary. The students are doing well in their studies. In addition to our own four students, it is our privilege to instruct two students from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. These men and their families have adjusted well to our school and churches. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, the professors are kept busy preaching and teaching in our churches.

Training of Our Own Ministers*

Rev. Lau is pastor of the First Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore. *His article is the abbreviation text of the keynote address given at a program arranged by the Theological Training Committee of ERCS.

All Around Us

Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Christ in Hollywood 1 “Christ can be found in Hollywood, and without having to view only such films as ‘Oh, God’ or ‘Last Temptation of Christ.’ His trail can be seen in movies such as ‘Superman,’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘E. T., the Extra-terrestrial,’ says film critic Roy M. Anker.” Anker, an English professor at Calvin College, recently lectured at Third Christian Reformed Church in Kalamazoo about what he considers good and bad in the movies. Anker, according to the newspaper, “minced no words in talking about what was...


Simpson Publishing Company… It was good to see The Plan of Salvation reviewed in the February 15 edition of the Standard Bearer. Thank you for the synopsis, notation of the questionable views, and warm commendation. I do agree with you with respect to the order of the decrees. My personal conviction is that both are true. I am a “supra/infralapsarian”! Both views emphasize certain aspects of scriptural truth. Do not both Adam and Christ pre-suppose one another? God’s decrees are inscrutable. 

The Gospel-Truth about AIDS

Only the gospel tells the truth about AIDS. The world in all its wisdom is ignorant. The worldly churches are lying. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease that destroys the immune system of the body so that the body is defenseless against other diseases. It is a fatal disease. Because of its effects AIDS is an especially horrible way of dying. The virus that causes AIDS is known as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Everyone who is infected with HIV will die-of AIDS in a few years. There is, at present, no cure for this disease. Nor is medical science...