All Articles For Vol 68 Issue 21 9/15/1992

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities The Covenant Reformed Fellowship of Larne, Northern Ireland decided to purchase a market stall for use in the open air market in Ballymena, which is held each Saturday. The stall will be manned each week by two members of the Fellowship and will contain all their books and pamphlets along with a selection of Bibles and sermons on tape. The evangelistic tract, “Do You Know the True God?” written by Rev. Houck, will also be given out to passers-by. Apart from the objective of getting...

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Evangelical Theology: A Course of Popular Lectures, by A. A. Hodge. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1990. 402 pages plus index. Hardcover. $20.95. [Reviewed by the Editor.] Evangelical Theology is a reprint of the book originally published in 1887 as Popular Lectures on Theological Themes. As the original title indicated, the book consists of popular lectures given by A. A. Hodge on basic Presbyterian doctrines. Hodge followed the standard Presbyterian format, beginning with the doctrine of God and concluding with the doctrine of the last things. Subjects treated included the doctrines of Holy Scripture; of the Trinity; of predestination;...

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Rev. VanOverloop is pastor of Bethel Protestant Reformed Church in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. A “Calvinist” is one who maintains the truths of the Reformed faith as summarized in the creeds of the Reformation. These truths have been summarized in the Canons of Dordrecht: total depravity, unconditional election, limited or definite atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints. It could be said that all of these truths are summarized in the truth of the sovereignty of God. A “Calvinist” maintains these truths, not because they were taught by a man or by men who were instruments of God...

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Mrs. Lubbers is a wife and mother in the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois. And he [Elisha] went up from thence unto Bethel and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.  And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.  II Kings 2:23-24 They...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.  Philippians 4:8, 9 Sometimes it takes a long time to say good-bye to a dear friend or to a brother or...

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. A Decision That Satisfies Neither Side The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) took just such a decision last June, a decision that satisfies neither side in the dispute concerning women in office raging across that denomination. In 1990, the reader will recall, the CRC synod decided to admit women to the special offices of minister and elder in the church. Whether women would be admitted to the office of elder or minister was to be left to the discretion of the local congregations. This decision was...

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Common Grace and General Revelation From Scottish Presbyterian Donald Macleod’s book, Behold Your God (BYG), we learn that “the primary instrument of common grace is God’s general revelation” (p. 121). In fact, the author does not mean this. For a little later he makes plain that he thinks the “primary instrument of common grace” to be God’s special revelation, that is, the preaching of the gospel.

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Rev. Slopsema is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?  And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,  And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as a little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 18:1-4 From the parallel accounts in Mark and Luke...

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Evangelical Theology: A Course of Popular Lectures, by A. A. Hodge. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1990. 402 pages plus index. Hardcover. $20.95. [Reviewed by the Editor.] Evangelical Theology is a reprint of the book originally published in 1887 as Popular Lectures on Theological Themes. As the original title indicated, the book consists of popular lectures given by A. A. Hodge on basic Presbyterian doctrines. Hodge followed the standard Presbyterian format, beginning with the doctrine of God and concluding with the doctrine of the last things. Subjects treated included the doctrines of Holy Scripture; of the Trinity; of predestination;...

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