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The Calling of the Young Women to Marry and to Bear Children

Rev. denHartog is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. We have several times used the occasion of infant baptism in our congregation to preach on the calling of young women. Probably all of our ministers have done this. Hopefully we give equal and balanced emphasis in our preaching to give instruction regarding the calling of young men. There is urgent reason in our day to preach on the above named subject. The evil philosophy of feminism is widespread in the church at large. We need to guard against its insidious influences even in our own midst. The...

News From Our Churches

Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan.

Book Reviews

The Art of Biblical History, by V. Philips Long. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994. 247 pp. (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.] This volume is Volume 5 in a series of seven books on biblical hermeneutics with the general title, “Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation,” some of which we have previously reviewed. The series is edited by Moisés Silva, professor of New Testament in Westminster East. The author of this volume is associate professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary.

Chapter 5: Paradise the First (cont.)

The late Homer Hoeksema was professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Forbidden under penalty of death We must now note especially that it was in connection with the tree of knowledge of good and evil that death, the universal tyrant, began to exercise its fearful reign over mankind. For we read in Genesis 2:16, 17: “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it. For in the day that...

A Sovereign Protector I Have`

A sovereign Protector I have, Unseen, yet for ever at hand: Unchangeably faithful to save, Almighty to rule and command! He smiles, and my comforts abound; His grace as the dew shall descend; And walls of salvation surround The soul He delights to defend. Kind Author and ground of my hope, Thee, Thee, for my God I avow; My glad Ebenezer set up, And own Thou hast helped me till now. I muse on the years that are past, Wherein my defence Thou hast proved;

Burn or Bury?

Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand. In each edition of the daily newspaper one finds a section dealing with notices of recent deaths along with the funeral arrangements. More and more common in the funeral arrangements is the notice of cremation. Cremation is the reduction of a dead body to ashes by means of fire. More and more people are seeing this as an alternative to the more traditional burial in the cemetery. For most of us cremation is a subject with which we are not at all acquainted. Undoubtedly this is due to...

Infant Baptism

Rev. Cammenga is pastor of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan.

All Around Us

Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. A Shameful Death, Indeed! Time Magazine, December 11, 1995, has a cover story with the title “A Shameful Death.” The account is shocking indeed. Though one comes to expect the most awful crimes, this one seems almost to top them all. The account tells of a cute little six-year-old. She seemed popular with her schoolmates and teachers. She had been taken under the wing of Prince Michael of Greece, who promised to finance her full private-school education up to college. But this little girl was brutally murdered. Murdered...

An Open Letter To Gary North (Part 2)

In his “I.C.E. Position Paper” of July 1995, Dr. Gary North responded to the editorial “Jewish Dreams” in the January 15, 1995 issue of the Standard Bearer. Here I conclude my response to this leading Christian Recon-structionist postmillennialist by way of an open letter begun in the March 1, 1996 issue of the Standard Bearer.) In my response to your colleague Gary DeMar in the March 15, 1995 issue of the Standard Bearer, you will discover your fourth mistake. You claim that “the prayer in Answer 191 (of the Westminster Larger Catechism — DJE) is clearly a postmillennial prayer.” This...

Victors Over Death

Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:55-57 O Death! Thou fearful monster with thy deadly sting! We and our dear ones live all our lives in the awareness of thy presence. A mother takes her newly born infant in her arms, holds it close to herself, and is immediately aware of a...