All Articles For Vol 90 Issue 08 1/15/2014

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Congregation Activities The Activities Committee of the Providence PRC in Hudsonville, MI had a fun night planned for their congregation on Saturday, November 23. Plans called for Providence to meet that night at the gym of Hope PR Christian School for a pizza dinner, followed with the playing of a fun game called 9 square in the air. Volleyball was also available to play. Members of Providence were also encouraged to bring board games as well, for those desiring a somewhat less active eve­ning, following dinner. Members of the PR churches around the Chicago, IL area who were of retirement...

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What are the ingredients for a great holiday or a blessed vacation? This summer’s British Re­formed Fellowship (BRF) Family Conference in Scot­land has them all (Saturday, 26 July-Saturday, 2 August, 2014)! Great Venue Most people, undoubtedly, reckon that the venue is important. Gartmore House, a magnificent eighteenth-century mansion, surely fits the bill. Situated in 75 acres of private land with some lovely walks, Gartmore pos­sesses its own sports facility, ideal for badminton, soccer, etc., for younger or more athletic people, and enjoys views stretching 25 miles to Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, commemorating a thirteenth-century Scot­tish hero. All the...

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Previous article in this series: December 15, 2013, p. 139. “Lord, wilt thou at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” That was the question of the Eleven with which we concluded our previous article in this series. We might, on first thought, be surprised by that ques­tion. After all, had not Christ “breathed on them” and said to them “Receive ye the Holy Ghost” (John 20:22)? Had He not “opened their understanding” that they might “understand the scriptures” (Luke 24:45)? And had He not “expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27)? In light...

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Previous article in this series: December 15, 2013, p. 134. “And 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 Berit Kjos has done the children of Issachar a great service by publishing numerous articles that expose what is going on in the apostatizing churches today. Children of Issachar would do well to read some of what she has written. Try “Real Conspiracies: Past and Pres­ent”; “Treason in the Church: Trading Truth...

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A burden is a heavy load someone places upon an­other for the purpose of carrying, often with pain­ful and wearisome toil, to some destination. Only then can the burden be unloaded and the strain of bearing it relieved. Men have built ships to carry their burdens overseas (Acts 21:3), or trained mules and camels as terrestrial beasts of burden (II Kings 5:17; II Kings 8:9). But every child of God is also given burdens to carry, burdens placed upon him by the sovereign hand of our Lord. The question never is will we have a burden to carry, or how...

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In 1942 the first draft of the Constitution of the Mission Committee of the Protestant Reformed Churches was forged and proposed to the synod of that year. The second paragraph of the proposed pream­ble to the constitution carefully expressed the sentiment of many in the churches at that time. We believe that this missionary activity includes the work of church extension, and church reformation, as well as the task of carrying out the Gospel to the unchurched and heathen. Although we look forward to the time that the way will be opened for us to labor among the heathen, both...

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Previous article in this series: October 15, 2013, p. 32. In considering the light that the New Testament sheds on the concept of the Reformed, that is, Christian, worldview, one of the passages that must be taken into account is Colossians 3:1, 2: “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” Only in seeking the things above will we also have a proper understanding and perspective when it comes to our calling in this...

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[Note: This (and subsequent) editorials are the content of the speech given publicly at the seminary convocation for the current school year, held in September of 2013. Even though the seminary year is now half finished, the need for the saints to pray is no less pressing. The speech is given here with only slight modification.] Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. II Thessalonians 3:1,...

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But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. Genesis 6:18 There is nothing so beautiful and precious to us as is the truth of God’s covenant. It is good to be reminded of this glorious truth from time to time. We see in the context that Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord (v. 8). Noah is in the midst of wicked­ness as a righteous man. He walks with God, his cov­enant friend. As the object of God’s favor...

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