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Vol 82 Issue 16

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News From Our Churches

Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. School Activities Give high school students five days off from school during the spring and chances are they will head straight for a warm locale with lots of water. While we are sure that some students from Covenant Christian High School in Grand Rapids, MI did just that during last month’s spring break, we can also report that a group of 27 classmates, along with 10 adults, chose instead to travel to Biloxi, MS for a week to help with the rebuilding effort after damage caused by...

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Reprinted from When Thou Sittest In Thine House, by Abraham Kuyper, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids Michigan. 1929. Used by permission of Eerdmans Publishing Co. Brotherly love If ever there was what might be called a “winged word,” to Cain belongs the drab honor of having brought such an age-defying word across his lips. Almost all the history of the world lies between him and us, and still it seems as though his evil exclamation: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” translated in many hundreds of languages, ever yet grows in significance, and still more cutting than ever forces...

Islam (6) Western Responses to Islam: Resident Islam’s Response

Mr. Kalsbeek is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: March 1, 2006, p. 259. “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.”  I Chronicles 12:32 Muslim institutions, schools and economic power should be strengthened in America. Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to be dominant. The Koran, the Muslim...

DMC: “The Field Is the World”

Mr. Doezema is secretary of the Domestic Mission Committee and of First Church’s Jamaica Mission Committee. Included, often, on the Sunday bulletins of the Covenant Protestant Reformed Fellowship in Ballymena, Northern Ireland is a little section entitled “Encouraging Quotes.” The “Quotes” come from letters of recipients of the literature and/or tapes distributed by the CPRF as part of their faithful witness to the truth. Not long ago one of those bulletins carried the response of a Northern Ireland reader of a publication of the CPRF. It read like this: This is a note to express my gratitude for your mailing...

Foreign Mission Labors of the PRCA: Continuing Work in the Philippines—Closing the Ghana field

Mr. Brummel is the secretary of the Foreign Mission Committee. The Foreign Mission Committee of the Protestant Reformed Churches hereby presents a brief annual overview of the foreign mission work being done by our churches. Specifically we provide you with information on the process of closing the Ghana field and the work being done on our mission field in the Philippines. Although the FMC has also corresponded with various contacts in other countries, the focus of our work this past year has definitely been in the Philippines. It has been especially in the Philippines that the Lord has given us...

The Charter of Christian Liberty (7) An Exposition of the Book of Galatians: Paul’s Defense of His Apostolic Credentials (1:1-2:14)

Prof. Hanko is professor emeritus of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Previous article in this series: March 15, 2006, p. 279. Paul’s Warning Against Apostasy But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.  Galatians 1:8, 9 These verses contain an almost heart-stopping warning and threat to the Judaizers in the...

All Around Us

Rev. VanBaren is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Some (Unscientific??) Musings An interesting article from the Associated Press appeared in the Grand Rapids Press, March 17, 2006, as proof of the “Big Bang” theory of the origin of the universe. The article was titled: “Now that’s ‘inflation'” and subtitled: “Evidence shows universe expanded in a trillionth of a second.” The article made astounding claims: By the faint cosmic glow of the oldest known light, physicists say they have found evidence that the universe grew to astounding proportions in less than the blink of an eye.  In that trillionth...

Intelligent Support of PRC Missions (3)

Previous article in this series: May 1, 2006, p. 340. In the two previous editorials I urged that the mission work of the Protestant Reformed Churches is worthy of heartiest support. First, it is worthy of support because of what it is—the diligent labor of churches and men eager to be faithful to the calling of Jesus Christ. Men of God and their families give their lives for the highest cause. In the hope that God’s people will be called and God’s name lifted up they go out. Second, it is worthy of support because of what it is not—an attempt to...

The Law Beloved

Rev. VanderWal is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. O how love I thy law!  It is my meditation all the day.  Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:  For they are ever with me.  I have more understanding than all my teachers:  For thy testimonies are my meditation.  Psalm 119:97-99 What a love to profess before men! What a love to confess to God! Oh how love I Thy law! Upon the law of God the psalmist has set his affection. Ardently, and with great zeal, he devotes himself to God’s testimonies....

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