All Articles For Address at Annual RFPA Meeting

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Manna and the RFPA All this leads us to the exclusivist, particularist position. We have presented the religious stew, pluralism, and the mush, inclusivism. We have spit both out. But now, what do we eat? What shall we eat? What food shall we publish? Manna! Manna is the food of the gospel. It is Jesus Christ, the bread from heaven. It is the only wholesome, saving food. Exclusivism promotes this Manna. It refuses to sell stew, or typeset mush. It publishes Manna only, and faith in Jesus Christ...

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Rev. Terpstra is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois. I express my thanks to the Board of the RFPA for the invitation to speak at your annual meeting. I have a deep appreciation for the labors of the Association and for the literature which the RFPA produces. I want you to know that I am a avid reader and promoter of the Standard Bearer and of the books which the RFPA publishes. And as you may know, South Holland PRC is a loyal supporter of this ministry as well, both through the congregation and through its...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Brothers and sisters in Christ, friends of the Reformed Free Publishing Association, It is indeed a privilege to be here tonight and to address this assembly. It is my purpose in the next few minutes to remind you what an important place the RFPA occupies in the spiritual warfare that must mark the church in these last days. I will do that by reversing the order of my theme, and treating, first of all, the urgency with which we must approach the work, as we do spiritual battle...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Abiding Truth That faith is once delivered. Don’t look for changes. Changes to the faith are the works of men’s imaginations. The truth abides. That is a comforting aspect of Jude 3. That means, for one thing, that God’s promise shall not fail. The doctrine that He has committed to His church shall not be changed. That means, in addition, that the doctrine of faith shall never cease in the world. It is a candle that all the winds of hell can never blow out, a flame that...

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Steven R. Key is pastor of Southeast Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (An Address Delivered At The Annual Meeting Of The R.F.P.A., September, 1987) The subject I have chosen to consider with you this evening is “The Standard Bearer and Our Future;” or, if you wish, “The Standard Bearer and Our Youth,” for the youth are our future. You can gather from my choice of topics, that I consider The Standard Bearerto occupy an important place and to be in a position to play a significant role in the future well-being of our Protestant Reformed Churches in particular. In our...

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Prof. Hanko is professor emeritus of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Outstanding Features of the Book   While other volumes can be found with extensive quotes from Kuyper’s untranslated work on common grace, Sin and Grace contains the largest number of quotations of the as-yet-untranslated three-volume work which Kuyper wrote in defense of his views. Thus, the book has historical value because anyone who wishes to know what Kuyper actually taught on the subject of common grace can find it in this book in English in copious quotes and in Kuyper’s own language. In close...

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Prof. Hanko is professor emeritus of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. Introduction An important book in the history of the Protestant Reformed Churches is being readied for publication. It is a book authored by Revs. Henry Danhof and Herman Hoeksema. It was written in 1923, somewhat more than one year before these two ministers were expelled from the Christian Reformed Church. The book was written in the Dutch under the title Van Zonde en Genade. It has now been translated and should, the Lord willing, be available to the reading public within the next eight...

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Rev. Van Baren is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. *This was the address given at the annual RFPA meeting held on September 22, 2005. Several months ago Mr. Fred Hanko called and asked me to speak at this meeting on the subject: “All Around Us.” I hesitated. But Mr. Hanko is a persuasive man. Finally I agreed. Yet I could hardly imagine crowds of eager and anxious people coming to hear a moving speech about “All Around Us.” By way of introduction, I give you a bit of information about the rubric and its origin. The rubric...

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Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church of Walker, Michigan. I was asked to speak tonight on our calling to read good, theological works. My theme I take from two passages in the book of Proverbs: The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things Prov. 15:28. Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief Prov. 24:1, 2. Those are the two realities. One either studies to answer, or he studies destruction. The...

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Mr. Hoeksema is a member of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church. This article is the text of his address to the RFPA at their annual meeting on September 27, 2007. Mr. Hoeksema is editor of Redeemed with Judgment, a collection of sermons by the late Prof. H.C. Hoeksema on the prophecy of Isaiah. Volume 1 is now available. History  The history of this book goes back some forty or more years. In 1959 HCH (as I will respectfully refer to my father) was appointed professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Churches, a post...

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