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Prof. Hanko is professor emeritus of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The Elders and Discipline   The primary calling of the elders is discipline. Their work is to keep the church, insofar as that is possible here on earth, pure. It would do the churches well, especially those of the Reformed tradition, to study Calvin’s teachings on this all-important matter. Schaff says that: Discipline is so important an element in Calvin’s Church polity, that it … was the cause of his expulsion from Geneva, the basis of his flourishing French congregation at Strassburg, the chief...

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Prof. Hanko is professor emeritus of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Introduction It is one of the great sorrows of our age that apostasy has seized the churches of our land as well as those of foreign countries. We need not catalogue the lengthy list of departures from the rule of the sacred Scriptures. They are present in doctrine and confession, liturgy and worship, and the rule and discipline of the church. The sad fact is that such departures characterize those very churches that claim the sixteenth century Reformation in general and the Calvin Reformation...

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