All Articles For Vol 69 Issue 04 11/15/1992

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Call the Sabbath a Delight, by Walter Chantry. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1991. 112 pp., $5.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. R. Decker.] This little paperback is must reading for Reformed believers in our day. It maybe true that our Reformed fathers were a bit legalistic in their views of the proper observance of the Lord’s day. Father would shave on Saturday evening and mother would peel the potatoes and bake the roast for Sunday’s dinner on Saturday evening. On the Lord’s day itself the children were not allowed to play either in the house or outside. The two...

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Rev. Cammenga is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. In all assemblies there shall be not only a president, but also a clerk to keep a faithful record of all important matters. Church Order, Article 34 Ecclesiastical Functionaries This article requires that there be two officers at all ecclesiastical assemblies. There must be a president to preside over the meeting. The specific duties of the president will be treated in Article 35. Besides the president, there must also be a clerk to record the minutes of the assembly. It is especially the duties of the clerk that...

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In his recent book, Behold Your God (BYG), prominent Scottish Presbyterian theologian Donald Macleod denies the Reformed doctrine of total depravity. He denies this basic truth of Calvinism in the interests of defending the doctrine of common grace. Macleod teaches an operation of the Holy Spirit within unregenerated men and women that makes them somewhat good, that fills them with “laudable qualities,” and that enables them to do much good in the areas of theology, ethics, science, and art. With the exception of a few hardened evildoers (Macleod mentions Judas Iscariot and Hitler), unregenerated men and women are somewhat good....

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. School Activities The ninth graders of the Hope PR Christian School in Walker, MI are again willing to do odd jobs for any of their supporters when they become available. For example, if you have leaves to rake, windows to be washed, storm windows to be put up, snow to be shoveled, basements to be cleaned, or any other work, you are reminded to call one of the ninth grade students. These students had been encouraged to make their own contacts, but perhaps if you have work...

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Mr. Lanting, a member of South Holland Protestant Reformed Church, is a practicing attorney. “The abortion matter is not before us in the first instance, and coming as it does after nearly 20 years of litigation in Roe’s wake, we are satisfied that the immediate question is not the soundness of Roe’s resolution of the issue, but the precedential force that must be accorded to its holding. And we have concluded that the essential holding of Roe should be reaffirmed. Yet it must be remembered that Roe v. Wade speaks with clarity in establishing not only the woman’s liberty to...

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Rev. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. What counts is not what man says, unless it is our God speaking through him. And what Jacob had said to his father, namely, that he was Esau and that he was seeking the blessing which his father had promised him, was a lie which called for God’s holy wrath upon him. But because Isaac, the father of Jacob and Esau, in his blindness declared God’s blessing upon Jacob – even though he planned to bestow it upon Esau, the first of the twins born unto him- we with...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A striking passage on the subject of patience is James 5:1-11. After the apostle has warned the rich against fraudulently keeping back the wages of the laborers while they themselves lived in pleasure and wantonness, he writes, “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receives the early and latter rains. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.” This...

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Mr. Kalsbeek is an elder in Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “The purpose of this Association shall be: 1) to witness to the truth contained in the Word of God and expressed in the Three Forms of Unity. 2) to reveal false and deceptive views repugnant thereto” (The Constitution of the Reformed Free Publishing Association, Article II). The Standard Bearer has been faithful to that purpose now for sixty-eight consecutive years. Carrying out this purpose through the publication of twenty-one issues of the Standard Bearer each year is no small task. Consequently a word of appreciation to...

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Rev. Bruinsma is pastor of the First Protestant Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan. *Text of the speech delivered at the annual meeting of the RFPA on September 24, 1992. The subject before us implies there is a relationship between the Standard Bearer and the family, but it says nothing as to what that relationship is. Is the Standard Bearer useful in strengthening the family, or does it have little to do with addressing the needs of a covenant family? That question our theme does not answer. For that reason it is perhaps best that we clarify our intent or purpose...

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Rev. Lubbers is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. We begin our study of I Timothy under the motto which Jesus suggests in John 5:39: “Search the Scriptures . . . they are they which testify of (concerning) me.” Our great desire is that these lessons will be of benefit to your diligent searching of all the Scriptures, in both Testaments, Old and New! A brief, clear, and lucid interpretation will be made under the twofold headings: Firstly, the great basic distinction between the apostolic gospel truth concerning the fulfilled law of God, and the legalistic use of the...

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