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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Controversy In His First Charge From the day Hoeksema entered the ministry in 14th St. Christian Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan to the day he died, his life can be characterized as one of controversy. It has been alleged that his controversy-filled life was due to his own constant efforts to “pick a fight.” He was, so it has been said, willing “to go to the mat” for anything and everything. This is a grievous slander and one which will not stand the scrutiny of...

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  Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Conclusion It is hard to imagine the amount of work which Herman Hoeksema produced. But this was and is true of many whom God uses in His church. They spend themselves in the cause of the gospel and do work that indeed derives its power from heaven. Hoeksema was, above all, a preacher. It is difficult for us to understand how anyone who heard his preaching could leave his congregation. He was clear, concise, biblical, and confessional. A little child could understand him; an...

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