All Articles For Vol 90 Issue 21 9/15/2014

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School Activities Friends and supporters of Heritage Christian School in Hudsonville, MI were invited to eat at Heritage’s full service restaurant at the annual Hudsonville Community Fair the week of August 18-23. Volunteers from Heritage cooked and served breakfast, lunch, supper, and desserts and snacks all six days of the fair. Speaking from past experience, I would say that this must have been an enjoyable but extremely busy and intense week for all involved. Countless hours are spent leading up to that week, and then even more during that week, helping this restaurant succeed. But in the end it also...

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The Way to Heaven, by John Philips (1585-1663), edited by C. Matthew McMahon & Therese McMahon. Puritan Publications, USA, 2013. 120 pages. Paperback $14.99, eBook $7.99. [Reviewed by Rev. Angus Stewart.] Some in our day claim that it is Roman Catholic or “extreme” to teach that outside the church there is no salvation (Latin: extra ecclesiam nulla salus), even though this has been a teaching of the historic Christian church from the church fathers onwards, including the Reformers, their successors, and the Reformation creeds: Luther’s Larger Catechism, the Catechism of the Church of Geneva, Belgic Confession 28, Second Helvetic Confession...

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The Standard Bearer, as you can tell from the Volume and Number on the front cover of this issue, is ninety years old. “News From Our Churches,” one of its more popular rubrics, is younger. It’s fifty-six years old. It has therefore appeared in most of the last 1,176 issues. And Mr. Ben Wigger has written half of them. The one that appears in this issue is his last. For his twenty-eight years of faithful service as news editor in the SB, the Editorial Committee, on behalf of the Editorial Staff and, I’m sure, of some 2,500 readers of this...

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Previous article in this series: June 2014, p. 402. The covenant home is God’s good and wise creation. The home was created when God made man and woman after His own image. The family was intended to be a reflection of His own covenant life as the triune God. God Himself united man and woman in the intimate holy bond of marriage. God created the man and the woman with their unique characters adapted for their respective roles in marriage. After He created Adam and Eve, God gave them the joint mandate to be fruitful and multiply, to bear children...

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Previous article in this series: May 15, 2014, p. 378. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 The Congregational Prayer In our worship service the chief time we come through Christ to God in prayer is in what is called the congregational prayer. It is important to note the title of this prayer. It is congregational prayer. The minister is not giving his own...

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Previous article in this series: September 1, 2014, p. 461.   In our previous article (Sept. 1 issue) we indicated that we intended to offer a response to Dr. John Bolt’s essay entitled “Herman Hoeksema Was Right (On the Three Points That Really Matter).” Bolt’s essay is found in a collection of essays entitled Biblical Interpretation and Doctrinal Formulation in the Reformed Tradition, 14 essays submitted to honor Dr. James De Jong (who served for a time as president of Calvin Theological Seminary) as he nears retirement. As stated, the essay warrants consideration and a response if for no other reason...

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But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7 The apostle Paul continues to instruct Titus concerning what he must do in the new Christian church in Crete. Generally, Titus must constantly call the new Christians...

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