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All Articles For Vol 75 Issue 19 8/1/1999

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Mr. Wigger is an elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Evangelism Activities The Evangelism Committee of the First PRC in Edmonton, AB, Canada sponsored a spring lecture on May 7 in their church auditorium. Their pastor, Rev. M. De Vries, spoke on the interesting and relevant topic, “Y2K: Turmoil or Tranquillity? — A Biblical Perspective.” The Evangelism Committee of the South Holland, IL PRC hosted a conference entitled “Reacting to the End Times,” on June 25 and 26 at their church. Prof. D. Engelsma spoke Friday night on “Reformed Sanity Regarding the Millennium.” This was followed the...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. Matthew 24:14. We have had occasion before to point out the importance of the preaching of the gospel in the new dispensation as one of the signs of Christ’s coming. Jesus spoke of false Christs and of false prophets, warning us of their cunning deception and that their strong influence is leading many astray. The implication always was that we should maintain the truth,...

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Prof. Dykstra is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. In a matter of weeks, another new school year opens. Another year of covenantal instruction. Teachers have been planning for some time how best to teach their courses, what improvements to make, and what material to include. The new year will mean countless hours of preparation and study by teachers and students. It will be another year packed with lesson plans, assignments, papers, and tests. Subjects will include everything from art and music to history and algebra. Why all this activity? What, exactly, teachers, do...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. We have seen that the office of deacon as instituted in the New Testament church fell into disgrace during the Middle Ages, when it was considered inferior to the priesthood, and when the deacon was assigned liturgical, pastoral, and administrative duties, but not the care of the poor. Out of the Reformation came new branches of churches — Reformed, Lutheran, Anabaptist, and Anglican. Each had its own view of church government, and consequently its own view of the place and work of the diaconate. By a general...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. * This is a continuation of the text of a lecture given in First Church, Grand Rapids, MI on April 22, 1999. The Antithesis It is time to ask the question, Does the antithesis enter in here? What does the truth of the antithesis say to you and to me about entertainment and its proper place in our lives? The antithesis is a truth that is dear to the Reformed believer. It is especially precious to the Protestant Reformed believer. It is dear to the Reformed believer...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. “Nobody Ignores A Tornado” is the title of an article by Keith Sikkema, published in the April, 1999 issue of the Reformed Perspective. Nice article about tornadoes. Important advice given in it about how we should seek shelter when a tornado threatens. Glory given to the God of tornadoes before whose power and wisdom we must bow when we behold His right arm’s might revealed in the devastation of such storms. Nobody ignores a tornado. I guess that’s right. It is hard, when skimming through such an article,...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. As we continue our study of the doctrine of Christ, we have yet to consider Christ’s specific relationship to the covenant of God. Three passages in the epistle to the Hebrews underscore the significance of that relationship. All three speak of Christ as the Mediator of the covenant. They are Hebrews 8:6, Hebrews 9:15, and Hebrews 12:24. In Hebrews 8:8-10 we read, “For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel...

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More on Exclusive Psalmody I am bewildered by Rev. R. Cammenga’s response to Mr. Connerley’s letter in the May 15, 1999 issue of the Standard Bearer. It is an either/or: either you have exclusive psalmody or you do not. You cannot say that you have exclusive psalmody when you permit (and sing) songs other than the psalms! Would it not just be simpler to admit that Article 69 of the Church Order of Dordt does not promote exclusive psalmody? Philip Rainey Portrush, Northern Ireland

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* The text of the address given at the graduation exercises of the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary on June 14, 1999 in Holland, MI. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. Revelation 6:1, 2 The white horse of Revelation 6:2 ran in the building of...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  I Peter 1:4, 5 An inheritance for the people of God, strangers in this world because of their election by God. They are citizens of another country, an heavenly country. For it they live and labor, strive and suffer, willing to lose their life for it. All because they have been...

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