Vol 99 Issue 21

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Coram Deo

Rev. Jonathan Mahtani, pastor of the Hope PRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan Every Reformed young person needs to know some Latin. Not only is it the language from which many modern languages have their origin, and not only is it the language most Reformation leaders used to compose their writings, but it is a language frequently used to make important truths memorable, one of them being coram Deo. This Latin phrase expresses the most fundamental description of the Christian life. A young person ignorant of its meaning is seriously deficient in his under standing of how to live as a...

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. Forgotten Reformer: Myles Coverdale and the First Forty Years of the English Reformation, by G. F. Main. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2023. Pp xii + 201. Hardcover. $35.00. The Middle Ages are known, among other things, for ignorance of the Bible. Few lay-people knew the Bible; most priests did not even read or know it! The official Bible version was the Latin Vulgate, which laypeople could not read. John...