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Rev. Langerak is pastor of South Holland Protestant Reformed Church in South Holland, Illionois. The Oppositions of Science Falsely So-Called In an astoundingly candid article in the Grand Rapids Press entitled “150th birthday of ‘On the Origin of Species’ prompts area colleges to assess Darwin’s impact,” the author of the article exposes the dominance of Darwinian evolution on Christian college campuses. The title is a reference to the book On the Origin of Species by the unbeliever Charles Darwin, in which he rejects the history of creation as it is given in the Scriptures and instead teaches what has become...

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An August 5, 2011 British Broadcast Company (BBC) article entitled “Dutch rethink Christianity for a doubtful world” reports the shameful apostasy of “the mainstream Protestant Church in the Netherlands.”1 A merger with two other denominations took place in 2003, but the PKN is basically the old state church in the Netherlands. It is a denomination with a long history of apostasy. By 1834 it so manifested the marks of a false church (particularly by placing the faithful Reformed preacher Hendrik De Cock under discipline and deposing him unjustly from the ministry) that many left the denomination in a reformation movement...

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Previous article in this series: October 1, 2011, p. 10. Sixty years ago a steadfast friend of the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC) came into being. It is the anniversary of our friend, the Declaration of Principles (Declaration), that we celebrated in the last article. Remembering that anniversary is remembering a significant event. Rev. Herman Hoeksema, and others with him, maintained that the document was “one of the most important documents that was ever adopted by our churches” (34.11:244). It was the settled and binding decision of the PRC on “one aspect of ‘common grace'” that represented the culmination of years...

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A significant anniversary is upon us. On October 3, 2011, the Declaration of Principles of the Protestant Reformed Churches (Declaration) will be sixty years old. As is typical at anniversaries, we will reminisce about the life of this important friend of the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC). It is fitting as well that this reminiscence be done in the Standard Bearer (SB). The SB and the Declaration have always been close friends. When its friend was attacked, the SB faithfully defended her. When its friend triumphed, the SB rejoiced with her. And now on her sixtieth anniversary it is fitting that...

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