Vol 95 Issue 01

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Editors’ notes on the Standard Bearer for 2018-19

This issue marks the beginning of the new volume (number 95) for the Standard Bearer, first printed in October of 1924. These “notes” will give readers a small preview of the coming year in the Standard Bearer. Dordrecht, 1618-19 This volume year corresponds perfectly with the years of the “Great Synod”—the synod of Dordrecht held 400 years ago. God used this international gathering to reject Arminianism thoroughly and marvelously to uphold the doctrines of sovereign grace. Since the Standard Bearer is devoted to the Reformed truth, we are delighted to be able to join in the commemoration of Dordt. Prof....

Rejoice, pray, and give thanks

“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18 This text applies to men and women, old and young, rich and poor, married and single people. Nevertheless, I make special application to those who are married because marriage is under attack these days. God’s Word to married couples (and to every child of God in every circumstance) is “Rejoice evermore.” Someone might say, “It’s easy to rejoice on the day of your wedding as you look forward to spending the future together. It’s easy...