All Articles For Vol 91 Issue 21 9/15/2015

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Mission Activities Prof. Ronald Cammenga and his wife Rhonda arrived in the Philippines on August 12 and stayed for about two weeks. Prof. Cammenga preached in the PRC of Bulacan and the Berean PRC as well as presented three speeches on the “Life and The ology of John Calvin” during a one day conference held in the Provident Christian Church of Marikina on August 21. A one-day conference was also held on the island of Negros Occidental on August 18. After the second service in Doon, IA PRC on August 16, Jim and Brenda Regnerus showed the congregation of the...

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Fight we must, constantly, without rest. Every child of God is a soldier of Jesus Christ, called as were the Levites of old to war the warfare of the Lord. And every office bearer must know that as he takes office he enters into that warfare. It is a warfare for God, against Satan. It is a participation in the war which God himself wages against Satan, and which God’s holy angels wage against Satan’s angel-hosts. The war of the world against the King of glory. The war of the spirit against the flesh. War within us and without. War which emanates from God and is directed...

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Previous article in this series: June 2015, p. 396. How does the Levitical system figure into the proclamation of the gospel to the Gentile world? That, we said, was the practical problem that waited still for solution. And it was to the apostle Peter that that mystery was revealed. For Peter it was the question of how to respond to the request of one Gentile and his acquaintances. But the implications were far broader. For the church, it was the question of how to be obedient to Christ’s command to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth. Paul...

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This is the second installment of the address that was given on the occasion of the graduation of Candidate Mr. Ryan Barnhill from the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary on June 11, 2015. Marriage of the Clergy The Reformers encouraged the clergy to marry and repudiated Rome’s unbiblical requirement of clerical celibacy. Both Luther and Calvin repeatedly blasted Rome and her pope for making this commandment of men a command of God. Calvin did so in a sermon preached on Monday, October 2, 1559 in Geneva. The sermon text was Genesis 2:22-24. The title of the sermon was, “The Inviolable Union...

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The Irish Vote for “Same Sex Marriage” I reside in Ireland. Therefore, it is natural that I should report on the recent “Marriage Equality Referendum” here. On May 22, 2015, Ireland became the first nation in the world to redefine (defile, profane) marriage by a popular vote in a referendum. Every other nation, including the USA (on which I will not comment), gave “marriage” rights to homosexuals and lesbians either by a majority vote of the legislature or by judicial fiat. In Ireland, the citizens chose to redefine (defile, profane) marriage in their own Constitution. Let that sink in— Ireland’s...

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Previous article in this series: September 1, 2015, p. 461. Missions is the work of the church of Jesus Christ. We confess that “the Son of God from the beginning to the end of the world, gathers, defends, and preserves to Himself by His Spirit and Word, out of the whole human race, a church chosen to everlasting life, agreeing in true faith” (Heidelberg Catechism, Q & A 54). Because He accomplished the salvation of His church in His cross, and because all power was given Him in heaven and earth, the exalted Lord commissioned His church with this direct...

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“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Psalm 91:11 This psalm describes God’s care of His children. The shadow of the Almighty covers them (1). He is their Refuge and Fortress (2). Surely He shall deliver (3). His truth is their shield and buckler (4). The psalm shows us that God’s care is extended toward us even when we are unaware of it. It is that great and that detailed. Our text teaches us that God’s care of us includes His use of the holy angels. Satan used (misused) this text...

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