All Articles For Vol 84 Issue 10 2/15/2008

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Mr. Wigger is a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michgian. Congregation Activities Members of Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, MI were asked to reserve the evening of January 19 for their congregation’s Talent Night. Trinity members were encouraged to sign up themselves, or volunteer someone else in the church, to take part in the program. The evening provided an opportunity for good Christian fellowship and for discovering God’s gifts and talents in each member who participated. The Choir of First PRC in Edmonton, AB, Canada spent the evening of January 6 singing for the residents of Emmanuel Home...

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Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. With this article we move on to the subject of eschatology—the study of the last things. Lord willing, Rev. Key will be going through the subjects that are normally covered in this locus of theology, while I plan to do a more in-depth study of a few erroneous eschatological systems. This article marks the beginning of a series of articles on dispensational eschatology. Dispensationalism is an erroneous theological system that promotes the idea that Israel is the earthly people of God and the church is the heavenly people...

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Rev. Eriks is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Satan has targeted you to lead you away from a life of purity. Through the wicked world, Satan entices you to write your own rules for how you will live your life. His lie to you is, “Follow the lusts of your heart. Eat the forbidden fruit. Do what you want to do whenever, wherever, however, and with whomever you want. If you do this, you will find happiness. God is not interested in your happiness. Do what makes you happy.” Satan deceitfully leaves out the devastation and...

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Prof. Cammenga is professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Previous article in this series: September 15, 2007, p. 495. “When ministers of the divine Word, elders, or deacons have committed any public, gross sin which is a disgrace to the church or worthy of punishment by the authorities, the elders and deacons shall immediately, by preceding sentence of the consistory thereof and of the nearest Church, be suspended or expelled from their office, but the ministers shall only be suspended. Whether these shall be entirely deposed from office shall be subject to the judgment of...

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Rev. Kleyn is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. We know many things concerning the final day of world history. We know that such a day is certainly coming. We know from the precursory signs that that day is getting nearer and approaching rapidly. We know that great events will take place on that day— such as the final destruction of all things, the return of the Son of Man, the resurrection of the dead, and the final judgment when every man, woman, and child will stand before God the righteous Judge and then be sent either...

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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. High Standard of Life You are mistaken, when you seek the seat of indwelling sin in your body, and when you brand your flesh as the malefactor upon whose head comes down all guilt. He who says this, directly contradicts Jesus’ saying that, not from the flesh, but from theheart, proceed all sorts of evil things, because from the heart are the issues of life. Laying all guilt upon the flesh is an invention of Satan, who...

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* Not Anabaptist, but Reformed was a pamphlet written by Danhof and Hoeksema in 1923 as a “Provisional Response to Rev. Jan Karel Van Baalen Concerning the Denial of Common Grace.” Translated here from the Dutch by serminarian Daniel Holstege. Previous article in this series: January 1, 2008, p. 155. [Introduction: In the first half of this chapter, Rev. Danhof and Hoeksema point out that Rev. Van Baalen in his pamphlet (The Denial of Common Grace: Reformed or Anabaptistic?) accuses them of not maintaining both the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man. They reject the charge and quote...

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Previous article in this series: February 1, 2008, p. 196. The heritage of the great sixteenth- century Reformation is a profound awareness of the unity of the church that compels Reformed believers to strive for a manifestation of unity in the local church and among true churches of Jesus Christ. Luther was not alone in his desire for unity among the churches that were separated from Rome; Calvin earnestly pursued the same, even though it sometimes brought him grief and reproach. As noted earlier, one of the bitterly divisive issues of the Reformation was the doctrine of the Lord’s Supper,...

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Rev. VanOverloop is pastor of Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” II Peter 1:3, 4 Peter wrote this epistle to new Christians. They were being troubled by false prophets who brought “damnable heresies,” which raised...

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