All Articles For Vol 91 Issue 06 12/15/2014

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Sister Church Activities The Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church (CERC) of Singapore sponsored a Reformation Conference on November 7 and 8. The theme for the conference was The Reformation and Development of the Truth. Rev. Daniel Kleyn, missionary to the Philippines, was the featured speaker and presented three speeches: “The Restoration of the Truth,” “The Furtherance of the Truth,” and “The Price Paid for the Truth.” There were a good number of visitors at the conference and many timely questions were asked in a rather interesting manner. Rev. Kleyn was given a cell phone and questioners were instructed to submit their...

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Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation: Volume 4, 1600-1693, edited by James T. Dennison, Jr. (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014). Pp. 752. Hardcover. $50.00. [Reviewed by Douglas J. Kuiper.] Overview With this volume, James Dennison concludes his project of translating and compiling Reformed Confessions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The first three volumes contained 91 confessions dating from 1525 to 1599. This final volume contains another 36 confessions, all dating from the 1600s. Each confession is preceded by an introduction, which gives the historical background and tells us where else that confession...

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Public debate over discipline of children and the use of corporal punishment erupted recently after newspapers were filled with stories covering allegations that a professional football star had abused his four-year-old-son. Adrian Peterson, a running back for the Minnesota Vikings, has stated he was disciplining the boy, and admittedly used a “switch” or small branch from a tree to spank his son. The state has charged Peterson with child abuse as a result of the incident. Some news reports have indicated that the boy was examined by a doctor after the incident and had multiple bruises and bleeding cuts, which...

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Previous article in this series: October 1, 2014, p. 12. Explaining I Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9, we have noted in past articles that elders in the church of Jesus Christ must be 1) adult male members of the church; 2) blameless men, who cannot be charged with any grave fault, and who are godly in all aspects of their life; 3) men who, when they are married and have children, enjoy the kind of relationship with their wives and children which indicates that they love with the love of Christ, and are wise, devoted, mature, and able to rule...

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But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. Mark 10:6 You live in an age of great confusion. The society in which you are growing up, and in which you are beginning to take your place is a very chaotic society. Everything is moving and shifting. Foundations once solid, strong, and safe are now crumbling under your feet. In the air is a sense of restlessness and anxiety. Nowhere is this more true than in matters of gender. No longer are there two choices for identifying your gender. Serious discussion is taking place in educational...

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Previous article in this series: November 15, 2014, p. 86. And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments. Exodus 35:21 Willing Giving One important aspect of our giving to the Lord in worship is the motive of our giving. We must give to the Lord with willing heart. The letting go of the money from the hand must be tied to a heart that loves...

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Apple CEO Admits Homosexuality, Blasphemes God Writing for the Washington Post, Abby Phillip reports: Breaking his years of silence, Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in an article that he is “proud” to be gay. Cook acknowledged in the essay published on Thursday that while his sexual orientation has not been a secret to many people at Apple (and has long been discussed and debated by outsiders, too), he has never before spoken publicly about the issue. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” Cook wrote for Bloomberg Businessweek. “So let me be...

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It is a timely thesis. It is a thesis well done. The thesis to which we refer is that of Prof. Ronald Cammenga, a thesis submitted to the faculty of Calvin Theological Seminary in 2013, and now revised and enlarged in 2014, to complete the requirements for his Master of Theology Degree. The thesis is entitled God of Friendship: Herman Hoeksema’s Unconditional Covenant Conception. Prof. Cammenga sat for the defense of his thesis in May of 2013, which oral defense was approved, and he was granted his Th. M. Interestingly, Dr. John Bolt was one of the two faculty members...

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Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the...

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