All Articles For Vol 75 Issue 01 10/1/1998

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The Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC) reject Abraham Kuyper’s worldview of common grace. They reject it root and branch. The explanation of this rejection was the burden of the previous three editorials. But this rejection of Kuyper’s worldview does not stem from, or imply, a denial that the Reformed faith is, in fact, a worldview. On the contrary, inasmuch as Kuyper’s Stone Lectures were, in the words of contemporary scholar Peter S. Heslam, “an attempt to answer one of the most crucial questions that has faced Christianity throughout its history, the question of the relationship between Christianity and culture,” the attempt...

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At their annual meeting in June of this year, the staff of the Standard Bearer (consisting of the writers and the managing editor) reappointed the editor, managing editor, secretary, general adjunct, and special issues committee. They are Prof. David Engelsma, editor; Prof. Robert Decker, secretary; Mr. Don Doezema, managing editor; Prof. Herman Hanko, general adjunct; and Prof. Engelsma, Prof. Decker, and Mr. Doezema special issues committee. The staff also made decisions for the content of the magazine in the coming volume-year. The rubrics and writers will be much the same as the past year. There will be a few changes....

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Revelation 21:4a The redeemed child of God is pictured as coming out of the great tribulation and entering into heaven with tears running down his cheeks. God Himself takes him, as it were, in His arms and brushes away the tears — forever. A vale of tears. In the well-known shepherd-psalm David describes this life as “the valley of the shadow of death,” which we enter at birth and do not leave until we die. A child enters this...

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