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Church profile—Trinity PRC

In the 1970s the city of Hudsonville, Michigan was experiencing a population growth that also was reflected in the Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church. Hudsonville PRC outgrew its little white building on the southeast corner of VanBuren and School Street, and decided to relocate to a brand new facility on a…

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Hearty Congratulations

In view of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ministry of Rev. Hoeksema, the following resolution was adopted by the P.R.Y.P.F. at the business meeting of the Convention. “Resolved that the 1940 Convention of our Protestant Reformed Young People undertakes herewith to extend the most hearty congratulations of the Federation to…

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The Church Organist`

This contribution was submitted by a long-time, and accomplished, church-organist in the Protestant Reformed Churches. We honor the author’s request to remain anonymous in The Standard Bearer. The most important part of a church service is the preaching of the Word of God. Another very important part of our church…

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Church News

HOLLAND—The Consistory announces the following Trio was selected by them in their meeting of June 1: Rev. C. Hanko, Candidate R. Harhach and Candidate J. McCollam.  RANDOLPH—Rev. E. Emanuel has accepted the call of this congregation. The Reverend and his family are planning to move from Grand Rapids July 12.…

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Editor’s Notes

Call the Sabbath a Delight! Welcome to our special issue on the Lord’s Day. The Old Testament name Sabbathemphasizes the truth that we are to rest in the mighty works of God, notably our salvation sealed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The New Testament name Lord’s Dayemphasizes that Jesus Christ is…

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Book Reviews

HET SCHARLAKEN KOORD, by Cornelius Lambragtse. Uitgeverij T. Wever, R.V.; Franeker, Nederland.  This is the second religious novel from the hand of Cornelius Lambregtse, which was published in 1975 and enjoyed a reprint in 1976. Religious novels in America usually prove disappointing, but that is not the case with the…

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Book Reviews

HET LAATSTE WOORD (The Last Word), Prof. Dr. J.L. Koole; J.H. Kok, Uitgeversmij, Kampen, The Netherlands; 19 pages; price, f 2, 75  This is No. 5 in a series of booklets issued by the Theological School of Kampen under the general heading Kamper Cahiers (Kampen Exercise books). I have not received the…

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A Presbyterian Review

In The Presbyterian Journal of April 17, 1968 there appeared the following review of “Reformed Dogmatics” which we quote in full. For the information of our readers, The Presbyterian Journal is a weekly magazine which represents the conservative wing in the Southern Presbyterian Church, a denomination currently working toward a possible merger with the…

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Book Reviews

TONGUES, HEALING, AND YOU, by Don. W. Hillis; Baker Book House, 1969; 63 pp., $1.00 (paper). A brief book is which the gift of tongues and the gift of healing is discussed by the Associate Director of the Evangelical Alliance Mission. While the author argues that present manifestations of these…

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Acts of the Synod of Dordrecht

At first he sought to free himself from all suspicion of strange doctrine, to such a degree that he even defended the doctrine of the Reformed Churches concerning the satisfaction of Christ, concerning justifying faith, concerning justification through faith, concerning the perseverance of true believers, concerning the certainty of salvation,…

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Acts of Synod of Dordrecht: Historical Foreword Addressed To The Reformed Churches of Christ (3)

To this the States-General declared that this clause must not be understood as if by it they wanted something in the doctrine of these Churches changes, seeing that review does not always bring with it change, but can also imply establishment of the doctrine. But even so, they declared that…

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