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Experimental Religion In a book review in the Standard Bearer (August 1, 1991), you wrote about the “second blessing” heresy, which “holds before the saint the real possibility of virtual perfection in this life.” You placed this under the general heading of “experimental religion,” which you said runs the danger…

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The Apocrypha Doctors “She suffered Many Things of Many Physicians” (Standard Bearer, Sept. 1, 1994) dealt with one of my favorite Scripture passages from Mark 5:21-34. Perhaps the saddest commentary in verse 25 is the observation that she “had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew…

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Grammatical-Historical-Spiritual Exegesis” In the October 1, 1994 issue of the <=”” i=””>, Prof. Engelsma called Mr. Harold Camping back to the grammatical-historical-spiritual method of Bible interpretation. Would you please explain more fully what this is, for those of us who would want to tread carefully on the “holy ground” of Jehovah’s…

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Shall the Churches Observe Christmas? In regards to the December 15 1994 Standard Bearer I appreciated “The Reformation and Family Worship” and look forward to the remainder of it. On the same topic, are there any plans to review K. Pracek’s Family Worship: Biblical Truth, Historical Reality, Practical Necessity, as recently published by…

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Unadulterated Calvinism Thank you so much for your continued excellent witness, exposition, and defense of historic, unadulterated Calvinism in the pages of the Standard Bearer. Speaking as an orthodox Calvinist (but still in the PCUSA), the SB is the only witness that I know of today that examines with clear, biblical…

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The Sum of Christian Doctrine Is it really true that the Heidelberg Catechism contains “the sum of Christian doctrine” as stated in the October 15, 1994 Standard Bearer, “The Good Practice of Two Services, One Given to Catechism Preaching,” by Rev. Dale Kuiper, and so often affirmed in our circles? I…

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Anti-law Mentality? I was saddened by two letters of reaction (SB, 11/1/93) to the excellent articles by Rev. Ronald Cammenga on the sin/crime of sodomy (the more biblical and legal term). It seems that the anti-law mentality that characterizes most churches today has even found a home in our beloved…

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Infant Baptism—”Unbiblical Tradition” I must respond to your editorial in the August 1, 1990, issue of The Standard Bearer. I am a Baptist who has found your paper quite useful and spiritually profitable. However, the response you wrote to William Oosterman’s defense of Baptist doctrine was entirely out of line. First,…

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1994? Maybe Wrong? This letter is written in response to your editorial of January 1, 1993, concerning Mr. Harold Camping’s book, 1994?. I am a Reformed believer, belonging to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, who was brought to the Reformed Faith through the teaching ministry of Mr. Camping and Family Radio.…

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Rebellious Young People and Children Dying in Infancy I appreciated the clarity of the series of editorials on “The Covenant of God and the Children of Believers.” I have given copies to others. I have two questions on the concluding installment (theStandard Bearer, Sept. 15, 1990). I ask that you…

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Involved with the Alliance Gladly I react to your editorial, “Aloof from the Alliance” (Standard Bearer, June, 1993). It amazes me that the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC) want to stay aloof from the Alliance of Reformed Churches (ARC). The PRC have so much to say to the Alliance. Permit me…

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No Froth The Standard Bearer is an excellent publication, thoughtful in its presentation of the Reformed faith and utterly free of superficial “froth.” I look forward to receiving each issue. Renew my subscription. Donald Granger Garden Grove, CA Unsaved Professing Christians? Enclosed is a check so that I will continue…

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A Shift in Protestant Reformed Thinking I am writing about the editorial, “The Binding Decisions of a Reformed Synod” (the Standard Bearer, June 1, 1991). I have an article from an issue of the SB in 1946. It is about Reformed church polity. Are your editorial and this article in full agreement?…

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Amoral Evolution in the Schools “Evolution is the root of atheism, of communism, nazism, behaviorism, racism . . . and all manner of anti-Christian systems of belief and practice.” So wrote Henry M. Morris, perhaps the world’s leading creationist, in a very McCarthy-like attack upon evolution. After reading Mr. Henry…

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Perceptive Articles on Suicide Thank you for the excellent articles by Mr. Joel D. Sugg on suicide (The Standard Bearer, Jan. 15 and Feb. 1, 1990). These are timely and perceptive articles that truly deal with spiritual issues. May the author continue to exercise his writing ministry for God’s glory…

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