All Articles For Vol 74 Issue 03 11/1/1997

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Rev. Brummel is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton, Minnesota. I intend to write a series of articles which introduce the major false religions of the world. My desire is that these articles will equip the reader both to be on his guard against the lie and to speak the truth in opposition to it. May God increasingly use us and our churches to bring the comforting gospel of Jesus Christ crucified to those who are in bondage to these lies.What is Animism?In simple terms, Animism is used to describe a form of religion which worships spirits, as...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 That is the gospel, the precious gospel, spoken by the angel of the Lord to Joseph and recorded in Matthew. In our consideration of the name Jesus, we have seen that His divinely appointed name reveals Him to us as Jehovah-salvation, our Savior. He is a complete Savior. Not only did He accomplish salvation for a people, but He also works that salvation in those whom He saves, not leaving it...

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Mr. Vermeer is the retiring secretary of the RFPA. According to the Constitution of the Reformed Free Publishing Association, the purpose of the RFPA is to witness to the truth contained in the Word of God as expressed in the three forms of unity and to reveal false and deceptive views repugnant thereto. In order to effectuate this purpose, the Association publishes and distributes the Standard Bearer, and also publishes in book form the writings of our Protestant Reformed professors, ministers, and educators, as well as good material in the Reformed tradition. God has enabled us to publish the SB...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Thank you for the opportunity to address you tonight at this, the annual meeting of the Reformed Free Publishing Association. Thank you, and may God, Allah, Buddha, Yahweh, Jehovah, Cosmic Consciousness, and “all that is,” bless you! Before I am tarred and feathered, or worse—my brethren, lend me your ears! This bizarre pronouncement of blessing from many gods is not, of course, mine. It was that of a woman who offered it as a conclusion to a letter to the editor of a certain paper, in which letter...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. The history recorded in John 11 is about Jesus’ raising from the dead one Lazarus. We do not know much of Lazarus. He was of the town of Bethany, nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs (two miles) off (11:18). His sisters were the devout and devoted Mary and Martha. The most significant fact of Lazarus is that he was loved of Jesus. Pointed reference is made to this fact in the narrative. In verse three we are told that the sisters sent unto Jesus saying, “Lord, behold, he...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Controversy In His First Charge From the day Hoeksema entered the ministry in 14th St. Christian Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan to the day he died, his life can be characterized as one of controversy. It has been alleged that his controversy-filled life was due to his own constant efforts to “pick a fight.” He was, so it has been said, willing “to go to the mat” for anything and everything. This is a grievous slander and one which will not stand the scrutiny of...

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Rev. VanBaren is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. Strange Bed-fellows! Rev. Robert Schuller has a way of getting his name regularly in the press. Recently there has been reported an altercation which took place on a plane. But his association with people of every religion seems the more newsworthy—particularly because he is a minister in the Reformed Church in America. His statements made in connection with unusual visits are appalling. One wonders how any “Reformed” man could place himself in such a position. The Grand Rapids Press, September 1, 1997, reported: One of the most visible...

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Sound Works on Amillennialism I am a Primitive Baptist minister from Memphis, TN and a longtime subscriber to the Standard Bearer. I appreciated very much your series of articles on “A Defense of (Reformed) Amillennialism.” Can you recommend other works which are sound on this subject? I have some friends who are historic premillennialists, and I am trying to convince them of their error. In passing, I do not want to sound overly critical, but Andrew Fuller is not one about whom you should be saying very much in a favorable light. If you would read some of the things...

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Bert Zandstra is a 30-year old adulterer. Married with three little children, he fell in love with a younger woman. He then abandoned his wife and children, to live with his lover. Within a year, he divorced his wife and married the object of his lust. Whether she too had been married and had children, so that Bert Zandstra destroyed two families in his passion, is not clear. It makes no difference to the story. Bert Zandstra’s is a sad case. What makes his case still sadder is that Bert Zandstra sinned against better knowledge. He was a church member....

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