All Articles For Vol 92 Issue 19 8/1/2016

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Evangelism Activities The Reformed Witness Committee of the five Siouxland area churches recently published their May newsletter. To summarize some of their activities: 1) the Evangelism Committee of Calvary PRC in Hull, IA plans to host another Summer Bible Camp and possibly a Personal Evangelism Conference. They also made a mailing to 1,700 addresses in the nearby town of Sheldon, inviting the recipients to attend one or more of their church services. 2) The Evangelism Committee of the Doon, IA PRC is in the process of erecting signs along the roads into Doon notifying travelers of the church’s location. They...

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Mr. Kortus is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, MI, and a second-year student at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Humble Orthodoxy, Joshua Harris. Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Books, 2013. Pp. 83. [Reviewed by Matt Kortus.] In the apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he urges Timothy to “Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (1:13). By these words, Paul encourages the young pastor to orthodoxy. In the same letter, Paul exhorts Timothy to instruct in meekness those who are in opposition (2:25)....

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“To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?” II Corinthians 2:16 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.” II Corinthians 3:5 Just as it was with Paul, so is it with you. To him was committed a most glorious work, to preach the gospel of Christ. It was his calling to take up that work in a very different area of work than the rest of the...

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So far we have talked about God’s revelation in Scripture, the miraculous signs that took place during the time that Scripture was being revealed, and the lying signs and wonders that God has told us will be performed by false teachers in the last days. We now turn to consider how God makes Himself known by the creation that He has called into existence. God makes Himself known both by what He says and by what He does. Referring now to the latter, Scripture tells us that God makes Himself known by what He has made and by what He...

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Previous article in this series: May 1, 2016, p. 349. Introduction The Bible is authoritative. The Bible is the authority over faith (what we believe) and over conduct (how we live). It is the authority for the individual believer, whether layperson or officebearer, whether professional or daylaborer, whether company executive, farmer, or carpenter, whether housewife, student, or office worker. The Bible is the authority over the church as a whole, whether the local congregation, consistory, classis, or synod; whether in the established congregation or on the mission field; whether in the seminary classroom or in debate at one of the...

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Previous article in this series: May 1, 2016, p. 345. All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time? It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come...

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New Government in Myanmar (Burma) In the April 4 issue of Time we read, On April 1, Burma, a nation under military dictatorship for nearly five decades, will have a new government headed by the democratic opposition. The triumph of the National League for Democracy (NLD), headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, was a victory for democracy in the face of repression (13). This is striking. But what does it mean? Is the door of mission work in Myanmar finally opening wide? Will the PRCA, who have had close contact with Rev. Titus and the PRC...

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievance.” Do you recognize the above quote? Can you identify it? It belongs to the Bill of Rights governing this fair land of ours, meaning, rights we as U.S. citizens have been guaranteed. The freedoms listed above comprise what is also known as the First Amendment and stand at the head of the list of our...

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“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” I John 2:15-17 John’s first epistle emphasizes the truth of the antithesis, the spiritual separation that exists between light and...

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