All Articles For Vol 71 Issue 16 5/15/1995

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Postmillennialism in the Reformed churches teaches the saints to expect an earthly victory in the future before the coming of Christ. The majority of the human race will be converted to Christ and added to the church. The world will be “Christianized.” Christians will govern all nations, controlling all aspects of national life. Christians will dominate whatever ungodly remain, punishing them for misbehavior and compelling them to obey the laws of God. There will be no great departure from the faith by Christian churches and professing Christians in the future. There will be no Antichrist and antichristian world-kingdom in the...

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Evangelism Activities The Peace PRC of Lynwood, IL sponsored their annual Spring Lecture on April 21 at the Illiana Christian High School. Rev. C. Haak, pastor of the Bethel PRC in Itasca, IL, spoke on the topic, “Personal Evangelism: A Desire for the Glory of God in the Salvation of Souls.” The Extension Committee of the Lynden, WA PRC also scheduled a Spring Lecture. On March 31, Professor H. Hanko, of our Seminary, spoke on the subject, “The Church: A Spiritual Institution.” Congregational Activities The Council of...

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By the time that this report appears, classes will be finished for the semester at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Students will be taking and professors will be marking final examinations. The exceptions are the seniors, Allen Brummel and Douglas Kuiper. They will be preparing for their oral examination by synod in June. Passing their synodical examination, they will graduate in a public ceremony at the Hull PRC, Hull, IA, the evening of June 19. Shortly thereafter, they will be eligible for calls in the PRC. Both will be busy this summer. Mr. Brummel will fill the vacant pulpit of the...

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A special gift that God prepared for me— ‘Twas given me ‘ere I saw the light of day. This gift was someone specially prepared To guide my footsteps in His holy way. Day after day, she cared for me and taught Not just the skills I’d need for daily living; She taught me first of all to seek His face— In joy and sorrow, working, playing, giving. She held before me God’s own Word, that it Could be a light upon my pathway ever, She helped me learn to sing Jehovah’s praise And told me of that love that naught...

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary.\ “If Not…Our Preaching and Faith Are Vain!” So writes the inspired apostle Paul to the church in Corinth (I Cor. 15:14, 17). Some in Corinth were saying “… there is no resurrection from the dead” (v. 12). To these, to those who believed in Corinth, and to all of us and the church of all ages the apostle states flatly, “If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain . . . ye are yet in your sins” (w. 14 and...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand. Greetings from your sister church in New Zealand! As seen in the title of this article, our little church has reached the milestone of its tenth anniversary. In the May 1, 1985 issue of the Standard Bearer there appeared an article announcing the organization of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand and giving the history that led up to that event. Ten years have now gone by. Looking back over those years we can confess with Samuel, “Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.” Knowing that our God is a...

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Rev. Miersma is home missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. The San Luis Valley is one of the largest alpine valleys in the world. Located at seven thousand feet in southwestern Colorado, it is surrounded by mountains. While its climate is that of the southeastern desert in the U.S.A., it has deep sources of water underground, waters which once formed a lake after the Flood and which have since sunk below the surface. Through the valley flows the beginnings of the Rio Grande River as it makes its way southward to the Mexican border. It is a thinly populated area...

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Mr. Doezema is secretary of the Domestic Mission Committee. San Luis Valley It was surely an answer to prayer that the next call, to Rev. Tom Miersma, was accepted. Within a couple of months our home missionary and his family were occupying a rented house in the SanLuis Valley. And in the few, short months that have passed since then, the Mission Committee has had good reason to express its appreciation for the zeal with which Rev. Miersma has evidently thrown himself into the work. With input from members of the group, Rev. Miersma has begun to prepare written material...

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Rev. Dykstra is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Doon, Iowa, and secretary of the Foreign Mission Committee. The Foreign Mission Committee (FMC) is privileged to labor in the work specifically commanded by the Lord before His ascension, namely, going into all the world and preaching the gospel to every creature. The FMC members are appointed by Synod from the Protestant Reformed Churches in northwest Iowa and Minnesota, and commissioned to bring the truth to those who in their generations have not belonged to the covenant. Thus the FMC seeks constantly to establish a foreign field where the gospel...

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Mr. Hopkins is a member of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Houston, Texas. The J-Bar-J Ranch, in Sealy, Texas, was the site of the 1995 Reformed Evangelism Conference, Monday, April 3 to Wednesday, April 5, sponsored by Trinity Protestant Reformed Church of Houston, Texas. There were 164 registered participants, most of whom were from the PRC. There were as well a dozen or more visitors. They came from places ranging from Washington State to Southern California, Michigan to North Carolina. Two representatives came from our mission in Alamosa, Colorado. Some showed up from Grace Communion Church of Jasper, Texas, 150 miles...

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