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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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Same Sex Marriage

In your “All Around Us” column in the Standard Bearer, 15th September issue, you had a report on the Irish vote for “Same Sex Marriage.” As horrible and repulsive [as] we find this decision, the report missed one very vital aspect: Ireland does not have compulsory voting. It had been…

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Medical Missions

…While I highly respect Rev. Richard Smit and wholeheartedly endorse what he says about “The Role of Reformed Literature on the Mission Field,” he wrote recently (SB, Nov. 15), ”the work of missions is not advanced by [among other things]…medical missions. All these things are the outwardly attractive ways of…

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Correspondence

Rev. A. Cammenga, Dear Brother, Your interesting article in reply to my “A Tendency To Individualism” I read. I say “interesting” exactly because your article strongly corroborates my main contention. I do not know as yet whether I should go into a rebuttal. Perhaps it is not necessary, since I…

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