All Articles For Vol 92 Issue 12 3/15/2016

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School Activities The Ladies’ School Circle of Faith Christian School in Randolph, WI recently held their annual “Across the Border” supper. We are told the name was used early in the history of the event as the menu began as a Mexican-style supper. Even though the menu is not always Mexican any more, the name has stuck and is a favorite annual event. The eighth-grade class of the Protestant Reformed Christian School in Dyer, IN hosted their eleventh annual bean bag tournament recently. Just over $3,000 was raised for the class ski trip and class gift to the school, to...

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Revs. Kuiper and Griess are pastors of Edgerton, MN PRC and Calvary PRC in Hull IA, respectively. They are both members of the PRC Foreign Mission Committee. There is a legend, that the apostles Thomas and Bartholomew carried the gospel to India. But a more credible statement is that the Christian teacher Pantaenus of Alexandria journeyed to that country about 190, and that in the fourth century churches were found there.1 Although the legend cannot be conclusively proved, it persists. In Chennai (formerly Madras), India, is located the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Thomas, built over the site...

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Previous article in this series: February 1, 2016, p. 210. Biblical missions ought to proclaim the truth of the final appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ at the end of history through the signs of that return. The faithful proclamation of that truth, on the basis of which men are called to repent and believe the promise of the gospel, will serve the coming again of Christ by means of its negative and positive fruits. Christ comes through the preaching of the gospel and thereby sifts out from among the chaff of the nations, tribes, and tongues of the world...

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Previous article in this series: March 15, 2015, p. 283. Previously in this rubric we have examined some of the main characters in the elegant book of creation and examined how they illustrate the wisdom of God as well as other important spiritual truths. Recently, we examined oxygen and considered it from the perspective of its absolute necessity for daily life, not only that of humans, but also that of creatures. We now turn our attention to oxygen again, but this time from the perspective of a lesser known form of oxygen—ozone. For many of us, our knowledge of ozone...

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God Is One Previous article in this series: January 1, 2016, p. 157. We believe and teach that God is one in essence or nature, subsisting in himself, all sufficient in himself, invisible, incorporeal, immense, eternal, Creator of all things both visible and invisible, the greatest good, living, quickening and preserving all things, omnipotent and supremely wise, kind and merciful, just and true. Truly we detest many gods because it is expressly written: “The Lord your God is one Lord” (Deut. 6:4). “I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other gods before me” (Ex. 20:2-3). “I am...

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Previous article in this series: March 1, 2016, p. 244. The Christian life: how vital! If being Reformed referred only to what a person believed, being Reformed would be hard enough. But being Reformed has to do with one’s whole life. That not only makes matters harder, it brings our discussion of “What It Means” into a whole new realm—the realm of Christian living. This explains why, in this series of editorials, instead of asking, “What is the Reformed faith?” we have asked, “What does it mean to be Reformed?” To speak only of the Reformed faith could too easily...

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“Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ….” Matthew 27:17-23 How our Savior suffered! What awful reproach He bore! Following His agony in Gethsemane, Christ had been captured in the garden. He had willingly surrendered Himself to His enemies who had come with swords and staves as if Christ were some dangerous criminal. Before the Sanhedrin Christ had been convicted and condemned to death. The Roman governor, Pilate, had heard the accusations of the chief priests and the elders but could find no...

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