All Articles For Vol 82 Issue 21 9/15/2006

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Mission Activities On Wednesday evening, August 2, a new congregation was organized in Northern Ireland, the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Ballymena. Eight families and several individuals were received as charter members. Prof. H. Hanko preached from II Timothy 2:15, and two elders and one deacon were elected and installed. Also present that evening were Mr. Henry Boer, representing the Hudsonville, MI PRC, the calling church for the mission work done there these past years, and Mr. Gary Kaptein, representing our churches’ Domestic Mission Committee. On August 13,...

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Rev. Hanko is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Lynden, Washington. Previous article in this series: August 2006, p. 440. The Third Disputation: Chapter 2:10-16 (continued) 12. The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts. In Israel the sin of marrying heathen wives made the sinner worthy of being cut off, that is, of death or banishment. In the New Testament it makes one worthy of excommunication. Nor ought the elders of the church hesitate...

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Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Baptism is the sign of God’s covenant. So those who have a wrong view of God’s covenant will have a wrong view of the sign of the covenant. For example, those who baptize infants while viewing the covenant to be conditional will view baptism to be a sign of aresistible grace that is given to every child that is baptized. On the other hand, those who rightly maintain that the covenant is an unconditional bond of friendship will teach that baptism is a sign of irresistible grace, which is given only...

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Rev. DeVries is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Wingham, Ontario, Canada. We are presently witnessing an appalling display of who or what shall be granted “rights.” On the one hand, the lack of regard for human life today is sickening. It could be considered from many perspectives—from the efforts in many places to legalize euthanasia, to the terrorist bombings that kill and maim scores of innocent bystanders. Apparently some would go so far as to question the right of most of the human race to exist. The May 2006 issue ofThe Interim, Canada’s Life and Family Newspaper, included...

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Mr. Rainey is an elder in the CPRC NI. The 9th Biennial BRF Family Conference was held from August 5 to August 12. The venue this year was Cloverley Hall Conference Centre, located between Whitchurch and Market Drayton in the heart of the Shropshire countryside in western England. The Victorian building had originally been the servants’ quarters for the lord and lady of the manor, before becoming a Boarding School and now a conference centre. Almost one hundred people attended the conference, and, like previous BRF conferences, this year’s was truly international. There were representatives from all parts of the...

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Mr. McGeown is a member of the CPRC and currently a student at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. I have a tingle of happiness in my own soul” were the words of Prof. Hanko as he welcomed the congregation on Wednesday, 2nd August, 2006 to Ballymena Leisure Centre, which had been rented as the venue for the official organization of the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland. That tingle of happiness echoed in our souls. Organization as a church with officebearers (Titus 1:5) is the goal of mission work and is something for which the Fellowship had been praying and...

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Previous article in this series: September 1, 2006, p. 460. In our controversy with those who would promote the free or well-meant offer of the gospel (WMO), we turn now to a few texts that clearly indicate that while God calls believers to express one attitude towards their neighbors (one of love), God’s attitude towards those same neighbors may be quite the opposite. We have in mind passages such as Romans 12:20;Proverbs 25:21, 22; and Proverbs 24:17, 18 (to be quoted later). We do this in response to the assertion of the WMO men that, since Scripture clearly calls us to love all...

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Rev. VanderWal is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, California. “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.”  Psalm 146:5 Disappointed! Ashamed! Deep, bitter disappointment must be the lot of those who put their “trust in princes, in the son of man, in whom there is no help” (v. 3). There are those who put their trust in princes, in the son of man. The child of God is surrounded by them wherever he goes. He hears them boast of men, the words and deeds of...

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