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The Secret of the Fruit of the Vine (II): “Much Fruit”

Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Last time we addressed the subject of “doctrine fruit.” This fruit is either absent from many so-called Christian and church vines, or hanging there, altogether rotten—doctrine which gathers flies. Lest you think this writer is declaring doctrinal doomsday…

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Dating and the Deep Blue Sea…and the Way of Christ (7)

Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. In the March 15 issue of the Standard Bearer, “Grace Life” elaborated upon these seven theses of covenant marrying: 1.The father of the Christian home must earnestly endeavor to know who his children are to marry. 2.Father’s knowledge…

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Dating and the Deep Blue Sea…and the Way of Christ (5)

Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. In Evangelio Dominus Ego sum, inquit, veritas. Non dixit, Ego sum consuetude! (Augustine, in De Baptismo, III.6.9, translated, “In the Gospel the Lord says—’I am the truth.’ He did not say, ‘I am custom.'”)Dating is fatherless. Modern American…

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