All Articles For Vol 72 Issue 18 7/1/1996

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Evangelism Activities Typically most requests that come to the evangelism committees of our various churches are for literature or tapes. However, the evangelism committee of the Randolph, WI PRC received a request recently that included more than these usual items. Having seen the sketch of Randolph’s church on one of their bulletin covers, an individual asked about the possibility of getting more information, complete with drawings and plans of their church building for possible use by their own church (Orthodox Presbyterian). Randolph’s building committee chairman gladly granted...

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May 8, 1996 Grandville Protestant Reformed Church Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at the Grandville PRC. Each church was represented by two delegates. Rev. Doug Kuiper had the privilege and challenge of serving as chairman for the first time in his ministry. Present at classis also were the delegates ad examina from Classis West. The burden of this classis was to consider a request from Covenant PRC to release its pastor, Rev. Richard Flikkema, from his ministerial duties. Considered in this matter were the reports of the special committee of classis appointed to assist...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The several words that are translated order in Scripture have the meaning of placing in a certain arrangement, to assign a place, to appoint, or to ordain. The reason that great emphasis is placed on order in the Bible is that God is not the author of confusion (I Cor. 14:23), but the God of order. The life of the Triune God is a life of harmony and order. The order of His eternal decrees is logical and clear. His covenant with David was ordered in all...

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Rev. Miersma is home missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. The Word of God in Mark 16:15 calls us to “preach the gospel to every creature,” that is, to proclaim the gospel to all who will hear without distinction, wherever God is pleased to send His Word. We are called to reach the nations with the gospel of grace. This calling we seek to carry out both here in North America and abroad as God gives us the means and opportunity, both by local church extension and as a denomination of churches through our mission work. When we think of...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Introduction The times when true reformation comes to the church of Jesus Christ are not often. But when those times, according to God’s clock, actually come, they come in strange and surprising ways. Already in the Old Testament God had reminded His people of this. He had emphatically impressed upon the mind of the moody and depressed Elijah that He did not work through stirring events such as took place on Carmel (God was not in the earthquake, nor the fire, nor the wind); rather...

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Conditional Covenant, Conditional Salvation Allow me a few words in response to Dr. Steve Spencer (Standard Bearer, Feb. 15, 1996). That the covenant contains a condition should be clear to all. Romans 11:22 states this clearly, that is, that God showed great kindness to the Gentiles (the wild branches) when they were grafted into the covenant tree in place of the disobedient natural branches, a place they will keep, “if you continue in His goodness.” That is a condition! Dr. Wm Hendriksen, in his commentary on this particular verse, puts it this way, “The manifestation of this kindness is, however,...

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Rev. Lau is a pastor in the Evangelical Reformed Churches in Singapore. This address was the official greeting by the ERCS. Dear Highly Esteemed Brethren in the Lord, Called to serve Him who was and who is and who is to come, the Lord of lords and King of kings, the soon coming Judge of all, our wonderful Lord and Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ. Loving greetings in the Name of our Lord — from us who serve the same glorious Lord on the other side of the globe, and who wish you well and prosperity in all your deliberations...

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The synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC) met for seven days, from June 11 through June 19, at the Southwest PRC in Grandville, Michigan. Ten ministers and ten elders from the two classes of the denomination dealt with the matters that either could not be finished in the minor assemblies or pertained to the churches in common. Delegates from the Evangelical Reformed Churches in Singapore (ERCS), Pastor Lau Chin Kwee and Elder Tan Tor Swee, were seated as fraternal delegates and participated in synod’s deliberations. The PRC have a sister church relation with the ERCS. The president of synod...

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Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. This is the text of the pre-synodical sermon, given on June 10, 1996. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;  And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth...

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