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Book Reviews

FAITH & REASON, by Ronald H. Nash, Zondervan, 1988, 295 pages, $15.95 (hardcover). (Reviewed by James Lanting) Is the historic Christian faith rational? Is Christianity philosophically respectable or somehow epistemologically inferior to other world-views? How can a Christian convince the atheist of the reasonableness, say, of miracles or of the…

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All Around Us

Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Synods and General Assemblies In the past our churches and some of our ministers have had contacts and correspondence with the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. This church, we recently learned, has suffered a split. The Banner of Truth (August-September…

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Letters

Lying—Is It Always Wrong? That lying is indeed always wrong is the contention of Prof. H. Hanko in his article in the Standard Bearer of August 1. 1989, entitled: Lying (2). We would have no criticism of this article except for the incidents which he cites. In this article he refers to…

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“ISBE”—Significant Publishing Venture

With Eerdman’s publication in 1988 of the fourth volume, the ambitious project of producing a fully revised edition of the well-known and highly regardedThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia(“ISBE”) is completed. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia has long been a standard Bible reference work—a classic in its field. As a Bible encyclopedia, “ISBE”…

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Book Reviews

WHAT MEAN YE BY THIS SERVICE?: PAEDOCOMMUNION IN LIGHT OF THE PASSOVER, by Richard Bacon; Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1989; 42 pp.; $2.75. Available from Presbyterian Heritage Publications, P.O. Box 180922, Dallas, TX 75218. (Reviewed by the Editor) In recent years, men have introduced into Reformed and Presbyterian worship the novelty…

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Letters`

Homeschooling . . . I was surprised and disappointed with the hostility expressed in the September 15 Standard Bearertoward home schooling (“Protestant Reformed Christian Schools—Covenantal Cooperation”).Deuteronomy 6:7-9 tells us to teach our children everywhere and whenever we can. I believe parents may delegate this responsibility to the teachers in the P.R. schools;…

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Letters

More on Home-Schooling I have some thoughts to express and questions to ask regarding your editorial in the September 15 Standard Bearer. The third question parents are asked at baptism is whether they promise to instruct and bring up their child in the aforesaid doctrine or help or cause them to be instructed…

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All Around Us

Prof. Decker is professor of Practical Theology in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Oral Roberts in Trouble The National & International Religion Report(September 25, 1989) informs us that: Barring “a miracle,” Oral Roberts will close the towering City of Faith medical complex Jan. 1 and shut down the Oral Roberts University’s 147-student…

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Book Reviews

THE MORE GLORIOUS COVENANT, by Gerrit Vos, Men’s Society, Protestant Reformed Church, Hudsonville, MI 49426, 1986, 312 pp. (Reviewed by the Rev. Norman L. Jones, Jr.) This review appeared in the December 9, 1988 issue of Christian Observer, a Presbyterian magazine published in Manassas, VA whose frequent references to the…

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1. Could Sodom and Gomorrah Have Been Worse? 2. Religious Liberty in Jeopardy. 3. A Christian Reformed Alliance

Could Sodom and Gomorrah Have Been Worse? Recently a member of one of our congregations sent me a letter from the president (Beverly LaHaye) of an organization called, Concerned Women for America. The letter warns the reader about a sex education program currently being used in the public schools of…

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Book Reviews

ANOTHER GOSPEL, Alternative Religions and the New Age Movement, by Ruth A. Tucker. Grand Rapids, Academic Books, Zondervan Publication, 1989. pp. 1-462. $19.95. (cloth) (Reviewed by Agatha Lubbers.) Agatha Lubbers is administrator of Covenant Christian High School, Walker, Michigan. Among her duties is the teaching of a class on the…

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