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The Dispensational View of God’s Covenant (1): The Dispensational Confession of an Unconditional Covenant

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: November 1, 2008, p. 61. Central to dispensationalism is the dispensationalists’ view of unfulfilled prophecy. They insist that many of God’s covenant promises made to Israel in the old dispensation have yet to…

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A Refutation of Dispensationalism (3): “The Kingdom Is at Hand”: A Fact, Not a Conditional Offer

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous article in this series: August 2009, p. 442. When Christ started His public preaching, He began by proclaiming boldly that the kingdom of heaven was “at hand.” Dispensationalists say that Christ, by this statement, was giving…

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Cracks in the Crescent, by Hussein Hajji Wario

Rev. Langerak is pastor of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Cracks in the Crescent, by Hussein Hajji Wario. Self-published, 2009. ISBN: 978057800155. Paper, 252 pp. ($15.99). Excerpts and purchasing information at http://www.cracksinthecrescent.com. Reviewed by Mark H. Hoeksema. The ingenious title of this book is descriptive of its content.…

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Rome and Politics (8): Rome’s Syncretism with Pagan Religions

Rev. Stewart is pastor of the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Previous article in this series: May 1, 2009, p. 352. Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (1965) Given the Roman Church’s false ecumenism with the Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and Protestants, it is no…

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Divided by a Common Heritage: The Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America at the Beginning of the New Millennium, by Corwin Smidt, Donald Luidens, James Penning, and Roger Nemeth

Rev. Langerak is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Divided by a Common Heritage: The Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America at the Beginning of the New Millennium, by Corwin Smidt, Donald Luidens, James Penning, and Roger Nemeth. Eerdmans (2006). Paper. ISBN: 978-0802803856.…

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The Millennium of Dispensationalism (2): The Heavenly City Hovering Over the Earthly Land

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: March 1, 2009, p. 252. The millennial view of the dispensationalists manifests their view of God’s covenant. God’s covenant promises, they say, will not be fulfilled unless an earthly millennium for the Jews…

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