All Articles For Vol 69 Issue 06 12/15/1992

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, MIchigan. Congregational Activities In late October the village of Lansing, IL approved a request from our Peace PRC to run the village water line to the south end of their property rather than the north end. With this approval Peace can now proceed with annexation, and obtain the final blueprints. Peace also hoped to begin some of the preparatory work on the site this fail. The building committee of Peace also asked for some help from their congregation in a rather unusual way. They placed, in the back...

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We and Our Children: The Reformed Doctrine of Infant Baptism (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 1981) by Herman Hanko. 118 pp., $5.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Henry Pieter Kik, Western Theological Seminary*.) My selection of the book We and Our Children, by Herman Hanko, was in no small part due to my interest in the Protestant Reformed Churches with their strong position on the biblical doctrine of “The Covenant of Grace” and Herman Hoeksema’s “battle” with Abraham Kuyper on covenant theology.

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The Contact Committee has been busy with some matters of importance to our churches since the last Synod met in June of this year. Of most importance and of most interest to our people is the work of Rev. & Mrs. Kortering in Singapore. While Rev. Kortering has made a valiant effort to keep our people informed of his activities via newsletters which have been distributed throughout the denomination, we will try to add a few things in this article. When the Korterings arrived in...

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Rev. Woudenberg is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan. But that which ye have … hold fast till I come. Revelation 2:25 The “Declaration of Principles” was adopted by the Synod of 1950 with what appeared to be a unanimous vote (later one person claimed to have dissented). This adoption was not final. First it was sent for evaluation to the churches; but its reception there was hardly the same. My friends and I, having witnessed the vote of Synod, spent several weeks traveling from Hull to the West coast. On the way we reflected often on...

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Rev. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. For the well-being of his life, Jacob needed to leave the land of Canaan and flee to the land from which his grandfather Abraham came. This flight was not because of the unbelieving Gentiles, who considered the land of Canaan to be their property. He had to flee from his own twin brother, Esau, on whose heel he, Jacob, had at birth been clinging physically (Gen. 25:26). Our God had through Isaac pronounced the covenant promise upon Jacob. And, as God’s counsel was being fulfilled, that which Isaac promised...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. It is absolutely essential to your spiritual and emotional health that you have a proper view of self. But, more specifically, that view of self must be in harmony with God’s view of you. What good will it do me, if every Tom, Dick, and Harry, and all the Dr. Feel-goods are telling me that I am good and ought to feel good about myself, if the end of all my good feelings is everlasting banishment from the fellowship of God?! For that very reason, my youthful brother...

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Mr Lanting, a member of South Holland Protestant Reformed Church, is a practicing attorney. We recognize that . . . throughout the course of the educational process, there will be instances when religious values, religious practices, and religious persons will have some interaction with the public schools and their students. But these matters, often questions of accommodation of religion, are not before us. The sole question presented is whether a [nonsectarian prayer] may be conducted at a graduation ceremony in circumstances where, as we have found, young graduates who object are induced to conform. No … school can persuade or...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Hebrew word for doctrine means “to take, receive, seize”; then it means that which is received mentally, instruction. The Greek has a whole family of words relating to our topic: one means that which is taught; another refers to the one doing the teaching, the doctor or master; the verb form simply means to instruct or indoctrinate. The word doctrine appears fifty-two times in Scripture, good evidence of its importance. Strikingly, when we read of doctrines in the plural the reference is always to strange doctrines,...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Introduction We all have many Bibles in our homes: our own Bibles and our children’s Bibles, as well as family Bibles used for family devotions. Most of us have the King James Version of the Bible, sometimes called the Authorized Version, prepared under the aegis of James I in 1611. It is a sad fact that our Bibles often lie unused, taken for granted, a somewhat peripheral part of our life. Yet behind our Bibles stands a story of great heroism, towering faith in God,...

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Our Reformed readers may need to be informed that it is the glory of confessional Presbyterianism that it boldly proclaims the particular love of God. The eternal source of this particular love is God’s decree of predestination. The revelation of this particular love is the definite, limited atonement of the cross of Jesus Christ. The realization of this particular love – its being shed abroad in the hearts of the elect- is the call of the gospel, effectual and irresistible in the power of the Holy Spirit. The glory of confessional Presbyterianism is the same as the glory of the...

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