Vol 73 Issue 09

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News From Our Churches

Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Minister Activities Rev. B. Gritters, pastor of the Hudsonville, MI PRC, declined the call he had received from the South Holland, IL PRC. Rev. Dale Kuiper, pastor of the Southeast PRC in Grand Rapids, MI, declined the call he had received to serve as pastor of the Hope PRC in Walker, MI. Rev. R. VanOverloop, pastor of the Georgetown PRC in Hudsonville, MI, received the call to serve as our churches’ missionary to Ghana. Denominational Activities Rev. R. VanOverloop and Prof. H. Hanko, two members of our...

The Son of God and Sons of the Devil (1)

Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Jesus establishes two things in this passage. The first is: He is the eternal and natural Son of God come in the flesh. The second is: the unbelieving Jews are sons of the devil. In our study today we consider the first truth established: the sonship of Jesus. Many things could be said of the Sonship of God the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. The Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck says this:

All Around Us

Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. United Reformed Churched in North America On October 1 and 2, 1996, at Lynwood Christian Reformed Church (Independent) in Lynwood, Illinois, another denomination was formed. Representatives from 36 churches, formerly associated with the Christian Reformed Church, dealt with matters pertaining to the establishment of a new denomination. Rev. E. Knott (formerly of the Protestant Reformed Churches) was chosen as president of the meeting, Rev. Ralph Pontier as vice-president, and Rev. Jerome Julien as clerk. One of the first items on the order of business was the choice of...

Archaeology and the Bible

Mr. Climer is a member of the Hope Protestant Reformed Church of Redlands, California. The December 18, 1995 issue of Time magazine had as its cover story, “IS THE BIBLE FACT OR FICTION? Archaeologists in the Holy Land are shedding new light on what did- and didn’t occur in the greatest stories ever told.” The article describes recent archaeological finds in Israel and surrounding areas, and then categorizes public and scholarly reaction to these finds in three main groupings: “Jewish and Christian Ultraconservatives,” who do not believe any part of the Bible is fiction; “Atheists,” who want to debunk the...

A Parable to Warn the Young Men About the Power of Enticement of the Sin of Immorality (2)

Rev. denHartod is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Chursh in Redlands, California. It would be good if the reader of this article would open his Bible to Proverbs 7 and read it again. The harlot portrayed in Proverbs 7 could not possibly more accurately picture the impudent immoral women that are so common in our modern day world. These women are glamorized by the world. They are the heroines of our modern day hedonistic society. They have made an “art” out of the business of enticing men into sin. Their dress, their whole demeanor, is geared for this. They are...

BRF Family Holiday Conference: 27th July-3rd August 1996

Mr. Williams is editor of the British Reformed Journal. Nearly 130 people, comprised of adults, teenagers, and children, from all quarters of the United Kingdom, plus some from abroad, converged on a target just some four miles west of the historic town of Battle, in East Sussex, during the course of the last Saturday of July, 1996. The “target” was the beautiful Christian Conference Centre at Ashburnham Place, once the country seat of a landed lord; but now fulfilling a vastly different role. Hidden from the main highways by a thick belt of trees, and girt around with a swathe...

Organization of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland

Mr. Pattison, a Telecommunications Engineer for Nortel, is a member of CPRC in Northern Ireland. On Wednesday, July 24th 1996, the Covenant Reformed Fellowship met in the Town Hall, Ballymena, to organize as the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Without doubt, this was an event of the greatest significance for those of God’s people who have persevered with such patience in the struggle to begin the work of establishing a soundly Reformed denomination in Northern Ireland and the British Isles. Of great encouragement to the members on this happy and solemn occasion was the attendance of witnesses and...

Encouraging Fruit on PRC Missions

Rev. Slopsema is president of the Domestic Mission Committe. Some very wonderful things have been taking place in the United Kingdom (UK), better known perhaps to those of us who live in the United States as Great Britain or the British Isles. In 1992 Rev. Ron Hanko and his family moved to Ballymena, Northern Ireland to take up work as missionary to the UK. His labors have concentrated in the Ballymena area, where there was a dedicated group of believers known as the Covenant Reformed Fellowship (CRF). Rev. Hanko has also had contacts throughout the UK that have taken him...

A Candid Confession of the Character of a Conditional Covenant (3)

A staunch supporter of the popular doctrine in Reformed and Presbyterian circles, that God makes a conditional covenant with every physical child of believing parents, has candidly confessed the real character of such a covenant. He frankly acknowledges that, according to this doctrine of the covenant, God loves every physical child of believers with His covenant love in Jesus Christ and sincerely desires to save every child. This covenant doctrine denies that faith is one of the benefits earned by the death of Christ for the elect children only and that faith is itself included in the promise made by...

Delivered to Corruption

Herman Hoeksema was the first editor of the Standard Bearer. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.  Romans 1:24, 25 Introduction I can best express the main thought of this part of Romans1, in its connection, by saying that sin is very successful and prospers in all that it wills, even unto the end. The reason for this prospering of...

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