Vol 99 Issue 17

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The Belgic Confession and missions (4)

Previous article in this series: March 15, 2023, p. 278. Last time we made a beginning at taking note of how the content of the Belgic Confession shows the missionary character and flavor of this creed. We saw that it is a creed which not only implies the need to do mission work, but which also instructs us concerning the content of missionary preaching. We left off last time with Article 15. We now continue from there. Article 16: Eternal election In speaking about election, this article first repeats what was stated in Article 15, namely, that “all the posterity...

Bring the books…

The following book is reviewed by Prof. Douglas Kuiper, professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary and member of Trinity PRC in Hudsonville, Michigan. Church History, by Simonetta Carr. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2022. 265 pages. Hardcover. $35.00. The days of reading to my children are over. If they were not, I would read them this book, perhaps three to five pages an evening. Let me tell you why. First, the topic lends itself. The book is a good introduction to church history. It covers nine eras from AD 30 to 2000. It...

Report of Classis East

May 2023 Classis East Report Classis East convened Wednesday May 10, 2023 at Faith PRC in Jenison, MI. Rev. McGeown served as chairman. Eight elders served at classis for the first time and signed the Formula of Subscription, a vow to uphold the teaching of Scripture summarized in the Reformed Confessions. The routine matters treated by classis included approving the work of its Stated Clerk and Classical Committee (this committee does work on behalf of classis when classis is not in session). A schedule for classical appointments for Georgetown, Hudsonville, and Zion PRCs was adopted. The expenses for the meeting...

News from our churches

PRC news (denominational) On May 7 Rev. J. Holstege was installed as the eleventh pastor in First PRC’s (Grand Rapids, MI) history, with Prof. C. Griess leading the service. In the evening Rev. Holstege preached his inaugural sermon, taking as his text Isaiah 55:10, 11, and expounding it under the theme “God’s Word Prospering Where He Sends It.” After the installation service the congregation enjoyed a fellowship lunch together and a welcome program was held for their new pastor and his family. At the time of this writing the following may be reported concerning calls to vacant PRCs: Rev. J....

06/01/2023