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Letter

Kalamazoo, Mich. July 30, 1940. “To the Protestant Reformed Church 924 Worden Street Grand Rapids, Michigan. Attention—Rev. D. Jonker. “Esteemed Brethren in the Lord: “The Consistory of the Protesting First Christian Reformed Church of Kalamazoo acknowledges receipt of your communication of May 28 and after carefully reading and considering the…

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Letter

Rev. H. Hoeksema, Editor of The Standard Bearer Dearly beloved Editor: Naturally, I read The Standard Bearer. Sometimes I read criticism and sometimes I hear criticism of The Standard Bearer. The main question seems to be whether or not the Standard Bearer should come down to our level or rather…

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Communication

A brother sen[t] the following questions for me to answer. Rev. G. M. Ophoff, Dear Brother: I read with considerable interest your article, in the February 15 issue of the Standard Bearer, entitled, “The Author of the Book of Ecclesiastes.” In general, I agree with your conclusions, especially in regard…

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New Calvinism

Thanks to Rev. Koole for his four-part critique of K.J. Stewart’s Ten Myths about Calvinism. Exposed is a common element of the diverse, loosely affiliated churches espousing “New Calvinism” (Pseudo-Calvinism?). Populism, or being “culturally relevant,” driven by the “success” status of church growth, is the common element. The method? “Watering…

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Psalter Revision

I write in response to an article in Vol. 93, No. 14 of the Standard Bearer [April 15, 2017] by Rev. Kuiper entitled “Psalter Revision: Governing Principles (3) Text (cont.).” Depending on Synod 2017’s decision regarding the protest of a brother regarding the Psalter revision, this may become irrelevant, but…

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Antinomian Ambiguity

I read with interest Rev. Jonathan Mahtani’s article in the May 15, 2017 Standard Bearer entitled, “Antinomianism: A Heresy Within.” I especially appreciated Rev. Mahtani’s urgent and pastoral warning against the “practical antinomianism” of using the fact of our freedom in Christ as an excuse to commit sin. The call…

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Images vs. Preaching

Although not usually inclined to express written comment, I do feel constrained to endorse Prof. R. Cammenga’s concluding paragraph to “Believing and Confessing” (March 1, 2017): “Away with these images and icons! God will have His people taught, not by dumb images, but by the lively preaching of His Word.”…

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Christ’s Submission, a Model for Marriage?

I am writing for clarification on Rev. McGeown’s article regarding the theological error of EFS (“Eternal Functional I am writing for clarification on Rev. McGeown’s article regarding the theological error of EFS (“Eternal Functional Subordination”). Rev. McGeown writes, Grudem [Wayne Grudem, Phoenix Seminary], for example, presents the Son’s submission to…

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