All Articles For Vol 79 Issue 16 5/15/2003

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities   Our churches’ missionary to the Mission in Pittsburgh, PA, Rev. J. Mahtani, and his family traveled to Grand Rapids, MI the first full week in April. He met with the council of Southwest PRC, the calling church, on Saturday, April 12, to discuss the progress of the work in Pittsburgh. Rev. Mahtani also preached for Southwest Sunday evening, April 13, while their pastor, Rev. R. Cammenga, filled a classical appointment in Faith PRC. After the Sunday evening service Rev. Mahtani gave an update on...

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Mr. Doezema is a member of Southwest PRC and secretary of the Domestic Mission Committee. Life’s grandest privilege is to help others to learn to know God in all the glory of His character and His deeds. I must admit that I didn’t look forward to writing this article—because, in reflecting on the work of the Domestic Mission Committee in the past year, and years, I found myself getting … discouraged. If the goal of our home mission work is the establishment of Protestant Reformed congregations, I wondered, where are the “successes”? Doesn’t the track record of the DMC of...

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Rev. Smit is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Doon, Iowa and secretary of the Foreign Mission Committee. Just like hearing “Akwaaba!” when one visits fellow saints on the mission field in Ghana, so “Mabuhay!” (ma-boo’-hi) is the greeting one might receive when visiting fellow saints on the foreign mission field in the Philippines. Likewise, the members of the Foreign Mission Committee (FMC) welcome you to observe some highlights of our work in the past year.

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The schism in the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC) in 1953 was…schism. This is often slighted, if not overlooked, in discussion of the controversy in the PRC in the early 1950s. Interest in the doctrinal issue tends to leave the schismatic aspect of the struggle in the shadows. Ignoring, or even minimizing, the schism is a mistake. Any remembrance of the events in the PRC culminating in the split of 1953 must begin with the rending of the body of Christ in one of her visible, instituted manifestations. Rending the Body Such is schism. Schism is self-willed, self-seeking separation from the...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of Immanuel Protestant Reformed Church in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. Galatians 3:13 Our whole redemption is found in these few words. Here we find all our comfort for this life and for the life to come. Christ is all that we need. Without Him, whoever we may be, whatever we may have, all is hopelessly lost. We are under the law. Before the fall, the law was our...

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