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Rev. VanBaren is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches.   The Rev. Norman Kansfield Ousted   As a follow-up of my last article concerning the President of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, the Grand Rapids Press had the following in its March 26, 2005 edition: The Rev. Norman Kansfield’s…

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Letters

  A Hard Doctrine?   I think the issue of divorce and remarriage is a hard one. I believe that, yes, divorce should happen only because of marital unfaithfulness, but the “no remarriage” part I have a hard time with. After reading the article, I think I agree with what…

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Church Power and Government (1): Christ Speaking Through Special Officebearers

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. We now begin a study of the government of the church. When a church or group of churches departs from the truth of Scripture, this departure is often manifested in three areas—her doctrine, her worship, and her church…

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Keepers at Home Having followed the articles by Rev. Bruinsma in the rubric “When Thou Sittest in Thine House,” I was concerned with some things said in the last article on this in the February 1, 2005 issue. God, right after the fall, judged the man to earn his and…

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Tilting at Windmills?   I fear that Herman Hanko’s article (“Charles Darwin and Evolutionism,” March 1, 2005) did not help to advance the cause of creationism. As he informs us, The fact of the matter is that we who believe in creation have an ironclad case that is unassailable. We…

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The Churches’ Need for Preachers (2): A Call to Young Men

The Protestant Reformed Churches need (indeed, all churches need) preachers. They need preachers soon. The need is till the end of time. For the pulpits in the congregations—one-fifth of them now vacant—and the mission fields, the churches pray to the Lord Christ, “Send pastors!” In the previous editorial (April 1,…

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I was happily surprised to see the editorial in the SB on the subject of drama and the inherent sinfulness of it. This has long been the stance of the PRC, and though there are those within the churches who are not in agreement with this position, it nevertheless is…

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