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The movement in conservative Reformed churches denying not only justification by faith alone but also all the doctrines of grace is, as it claims, a development of the doctrine of a conditional covenant. One way the doctrine of a conditional covenant implies justification by works is its teaching that faith…

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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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Rev. Kortering is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Having set forth different views of the congregation and the problems associated with them, we now turn to the correct view, which is called the “organic” view of the church. This term was coined by Herman Hoeksema, especially in…

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The Unconditional Covenant and God’s Love for Reprobates   I like to know what position you take on the question of God’s love for reprobates. In reading about the unconditional covenant in the February 15, 2003 issue of the Standard Bearer, I am not clear about your position. What do…

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