All Articles For Vol 73 Issue 03 11/1/1996

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities Rev. A. denHartog declined the call to serve as our churches’ missionary in Ghana. Pray for our Hull, IA PRC as that church must now form a new trio. In connection with this call to Ghana, our churches Foreign Mission Committee has also asked that the councils of our churches inquire in their congregations whether there be individuals, couples, or families that are interested in spending a minimum of six months on the field in Ghana to be a help and to assist the missionary...

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Faith Protestant Reformed Church September 11,1996 Classis East met in regular session on Wednesday, September 11, 1996 at the Faith Protestant Reformed Church. Each church was represented by two delegates; Seminarians Laning and VanderWal were also present as part of their internship assignments. Rev. J. Slopsema chaired this session of classis. Prominent in this meeting was the discussion of classis regarding the status of Covenant PRC, Wyckoff, New Jersey. The May, 1996 classis had posed nine questions regarding their viability as a congregation. Their response was given at this meeting of classis. Classis East decided at this meeting that, for...

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The Last Things, Hope For This World and the Next, by Herman Bavinck. Ed. John Bolt, tr. John Vriend. Grand Rapids, MI.: Baker Book House Company, 1996. 205 pp. $14.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Pastor Arie den Hartog.] This book is the first production of a recently organized society of business people, professionals, pastors, and seminary professors which is sponsoring the translation into English and publication of classic Reformed theological and religious literature first published in the Dutch language. The first project of this society is to translate and publish the complete four-volume work of Herman Bavinck entitled Gereformeerde Dogmatiek (Reformed...

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Rev. Cammenga is pastor of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. In the ceremony of baptism, both of children and of adults, the minister shall use respective forms drawn up for the administration of this sacrament.  Church Order, Article 58  Adults are through baptism incorporated into the Christian church, and are accepted as members of the church, and are therefore obliged also to partake of the Lord’s Supper, which they shall promises to do at their baptism. Church Order, Article 59  The names of those baptized, together with those of the parents, and likewise the date of birth and...

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The highlight of this school-year at the Protestant Reformed Seminary is the addition to the faculty of Prof. Russell J. Dykstra. Prof. Dykstra is teaching a course in Greek grammar to three pre-seminary students. He is working on obtaining the Th. M. degree in Historical Theology at Calvin Seminary. He is fully involved in the life of the seminary and in all faculty activities. Much of his time is spent in his office at the seminary preparing for the courses he will begin teaching next year. This enables him to cooperate with Prof. Hanko next door, whose classes he will...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. In the passage before us, John 7:32ff., Jesus is at the Jews’ feast of tabernacles. He is there to teach (v. 14). This was a bold move on Jesus’ part. For the Jews were seeking to kill Him for His words and works (5:X3, 7:ll). And Jesus’ instruction at the temple at this time only serves to fan the anger of some of the Jews towards Him (v. 30). However, many of the Jews believed on Jesus (v. 31). For, according to verse 31, they could not imagine...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The Progress of the Reformation We cannot, in this brief biographical sketch, give a detailed account of Luther’s work. It is possible to mention, and then only in passing, some of the outstanding events. Although the upheavals in Europe over Luther’s theses soon came to the attention of the pope, Rome was not immediately perturbed by these events and dismissed the whole matter as “a monks’ quarrel.” But it was far more than that, and even Luther did not know the extent of it. But...

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Mr. Huisken is registar at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. A fter a bit of ballyhoo, a bit of opposition, a bit of frustration, and a whole lot of anxiety on my part in planning and preparation, a course called a seminar on the principles and practices of Reformed Christian education was launched in January, 1996 and concluded in July, 1996. It’s a bit awkward as the creator and professor of this course to tell of its success, but I’ve been asked to comment about the course. I believe I can call it successful not just because I believe that the...

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Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. *This is the text of the Seminary Convocation address at the start of our fall term. “Brethren, pray for us.”  I Thessalonians 5:25 What have you, the believer, to do with the seminary? Perhaps in your mind, very little. The seminary is governed by the synod of the churches through its Theological School Committee. The professors teach their classes, preach in the vacant pulpits, lecture from time to time, teach catechism classes, and lead Bible Study societies. The students do their assignments, write the research papers, take the...

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A presidential election will be held in the United States within a few days of the mailing of this issue of the Standard Bearer. As a presidential election, it will be of importance to all citizens of the United States, including believers and their children. It will be significant for the true (instituted) church. It is not fitting that a minister of the gospel of the Lord of lords and presidents, or a magazine devoted to the only good news in the world on November 5 or any other day, engage in partisan politics. In this election, it would be...

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