All Articles For Vol 85 Issue 15 5/1/2009

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Rev. Stewart is pastor of the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. The Web site of the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church (CPRC) in Northern Ireland is our most cost-effective and international form of witnessing. It bears its testimony day unto day and night unto night, for the Internet never sleeps. Whereas it is too much to claim that “There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard” (Ps. 19:3), we do at least have items in over a hundred foreign languages (especially Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch, French, Filipino, and Ukrainian). Many are the...

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Mr. Wigger is member of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Minister Activities Since our last “News,” three of our congregations have extended calls. On Sunday, March 29, the Doon, IA PRC extended a call to Rev. D. Kleyn, pastor of the First PRC in Holland, MI, to serve, along with Rev. R. Smit, as missionary to the Berean PRC in Manila, the Philippines. Rev. S. Key, pastor of the Hull, IA PRC, received a call from the Byron Center, MI PRC to become their next pastor. The members of the Immanuel PRC in Lacombe, AB, Canada, extended a...

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Rev. Haak is pastor of Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan and radio pastor for the Reformed Witness Hour, on which this message was aired. What is your hope for the future? I did not ask, What should be your hope? No, what is your hope? What is it that you have set your eye upon? What is it that your heart desires above everything else? And toward what are you preparing and directing your life today? Is it in terms of the good life, a good-paying job, the ability to afford all that you ever wanted? Is it in terms...

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Rev. Stewart is pastor of the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Previous article in this series: February 1, 2009, p. 206. Having considered Rome’s false ecumenism with Eastern Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, and Protestantism, as well as the principles of Roman ecumenism, it remains to examine the methods of its ecumenism. For this, the prime source is, once again, the Decree of Ecumenism (1964), produced by Rome’s last “ecumenical” council, Vatican II (1962-1965).1 Some examples shall also be given of the use of these methods (or weapons) in the slaughter of careless, apostatizing Protestants. Remember too that Rome’s labors to bring all...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. Previous article in this series: March 15, 2009, p 274. Digressing from our examination of the office of deacon, we are examining the congregation’s obligation to support the gospel ministry. That this is her obligation, and the obligation of every mature individual and of every head of household in the church, we have asserted in our last article. In conclusion we noted that our support of the gospel ministry, just like our support of the diaconate, must be carried out with sincerity and simplicity of heart, willingly and...

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Rev. Eriks is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. There is nothing better for the Christian young person than to be known for godliness. He may be an “A” student, an obedient son at home, a good brother who does not fight with his siblings, and a conscientious catechism student, but none of this matters if he is not godly. Godliness is not simply obedience, but it is a life focused on serving God. In the Scriptures many of God’s people were famous for their godliness already as teenagers. David was known as “a man after his...

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Prof. Engelsma is professor emeritus of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Previous article in this series: February 15, 2009, p. 223. Reformed Amillennialism As I wrote in the previous article, “Reformed dogmatics must establish the right doctrine of the millennium, and expose the errors of both forms of millennialism, at the very outset of its treatment of cosmic eschatology.” Also, “the eschatological topic of the millennium concerns the thousand-year period ofRevelation 20. The truth of the millennium is established by sound interpretation of Revelation 20:1-10.” Generally, Revelation 20:1-10 is a symbolical, or figurative, description of the entire age of...

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Previous article in this series: April 15, 2009, p. 316. For decades now the worldly psychologists and sociologists have been reassuring society that divorce, rightly done, has no serious, long-term effects on the children of divorce. They repeat this mantra to the present day, although statistics continue to pile up undermining that false claim. Those who are children of divorce themselves, like Kristine Steakley and Elizabeth Marquardt, fully expose the lie.1 Writes Steakley, “Our actions have consequences, and one of the consequences of divorce is the battered hearts of children whose homes are broken when marriage vows are abandoned” (10)....

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Rev. Slopsema is pastor of First Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29 Deuteronomy 29 is part of the final instructions that Moses gave to Israel before their entering into the land of Canaan. This chapter begins with Moses reminding Israel of the loving care God had shown to them during their forty years of wilderness wanderings. God had provided them bread and water. God...

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