All Articles For vol 86 Issue 11 3/1/2010

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Mission Activities A very special welcome was extended to all visitors Sunday morning, January 31, at the worship service of the Heritage PR Fellowship of Sioux Falls, SD. That Sunday Heritage celebrated their third year of worship services in Sioux Falls. Rev. Allen Brummel, our denomination’s missionary pastor to Sioux Falls, preached from Psalm 29:2 under the theme, “Worshiping in Holiness.” A brief program was held immediately following the worship service that morning. May God bless Heritage’s continued labors for the glory of His name. Missionary-pastor Rev. Daniel Kleyn, along with his wife, Sharon, worshiped with the congregation of the All of...

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God has promised that He will save all Israel. What, exactly, does this promise mean? Many have taken this to mean that at some point in the future the earthly nation of Israel is going to be converted. The earthly nation as we know it today remains in unbelief. But those who hold to such a position say that a radical change is someday going to take place, and the nation of Israel is going to repent of their sins and turn to God in faith. Is this really true? Are we to expect such a conversion? This would be unlike anything...

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“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 12:31 [B]uild your “Climate Crime Case File” and report back to your family to make sure they don’t commit those crimes again (or else!). You may need to keep a watchful eye over them by revisiting the case every week or two to make sure they don’t slip back into their old habits.  You can spread your search even wider by...

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Previous article in this series: January 15, 2010, p. 182. For our topic of the place of laity in missions we are going to study whether it is proper for families of existing churches to move to a place where a mission group has been established. This topic may take several articles because this is a serious matter. Long has been the plea of smaller congregations outside the locales where a nucleus of our churches exist for families to move to their congregations and help them grow internally. A godly, well-grounded husband and wife who know what they believe and...

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In a recent broadcast we made reference to a debate that was provoked by a decision made in Kansas to allow creation to be taught in the public schools. The opponents of that decision argued vehemently that the evolutionary explanation of the origin of the world is a scientific fact. The decision that was made in Kansas pointed out that evolution is not a fact but is a theory. That is, the evolutionary explanation of the origin of the world is an explanation that is ultimately unprovable by the accepted scientific method. The opponents of the decision simply would not...

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Introduction In a previous article we gave attention to two current cases in the PCA in which two men are charged with confessing and teaching some of the errors of the movement known as the Federal Vision. There have been important developments in these cases that warrant an update on their status. It should be kept in mind that the Federal Vision movement is a heretical movement. In our judgment the basic error of the Federal Vision movement is its teaching that the covenant of grace is a conditional covenant. From this basic error flows a multitude of other false...

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Previous article in this series: February 15, 2019, p. 220. Considering that the Formula of Subscription (FOS) is an authoritative document binding for every Reformed officebearer, it is crucially important that each understand to what the FOS binds him. In that connection we face a question that often arises, namely: Is the Reformed church order binding on the officebearer who signs the FOS? Historically, the confessions and the church order are closely related. As we noted earlier, in the midst of bitter persecution, the Reformed churches in the Lowlands produced the Belgic Confession and a Reformed church order. Significantly, in...

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“…exhort…shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.” Titus 2:7, 8 Paul has noted frequently in his instructions to Titus that the acknowledging of the truth is to be accompanied with godliness. Faith and acknowledging of the truth “is after [accords with, in harmony with] godliness” (Titus 1:1). He commands Titus to “speak thou the things which become sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). Paul then shows what “things” are consistent with...

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