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To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens; So states the Word of God as may be found in Ecclesiastes 3:1. In verse 2, and continuing to the end of the book, there are ample illustrations how we mortals are restricted to, are subject to, the regimentation of the time factor in our lives. The various aspects one may or can experience in a lifetime are thus rehearsed in our ears. Also the vanity of all earthly things and the excellency of heavenly wisdom is herewith set forth. But read for yourselves the conclusion...

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Mr. Kamps is the secretary of the Board for the Reformed Free Publishing Association. October 7, 1999 Dear RFPA Members and Friends, We have recently completed another year at the RFPA, where the gracious provision by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was clearly evident. We now look forward to beginning our 76th year of publishing the Standard Bearer and our 33rd year of publishing books. Generations of Protestant Reformed believers have found blessing in the witness of the RFPA, as well as many believers in foreign lands and various denominations. Our witness is not always and everywhere heeded, but...

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Mr. Langerak is a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan and retired secretary of the RFPA. Friends and Members of the Association, tonight marks the completion of the 79th year of producing the Standard Bearer and the 36th year of book publishing for the Reformed Free Publishing Association. We report to you the organization’s principal activities that have occurred throughout this year. Eight years ago this association merged the permanent book publishing arm (PCPPRL) with the RFPA, creating one organization and one board publishing both the Standard Bearer and books. Today the work of the board and...

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Mr. Bodbyl is secretary of the Board of the RFPA. Members and Friends of the RFPA: As we conclude another year of publishing theStandard Bearer, we are reminded of the words of David in Psalm 127, “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” Yes, truly, we are involved in the building of the spiritual house of our God through the instruction and faithful witness of theStandard Bearer. It has been our distinct and great privilege to testify of our covenant-keeping God and His sovereign work in salvation. We give thanks that God has been pleased to...

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The close of volume year #64 marks an end and a beginning. Volume #64 is the last volume with Prof. H.C. Hoeksema as editor. He has served in that position, formally, for 24 years. He took over a year earlier when his father, Rev. Herman Hoeksema, had a stroke, so he has been at the helm for 25 years. A recognition banquet was held at the time of Synod in Prof. H.C. Hoeksema’s honor, with the Theological School Committee, the delegates at Synod, the Reformed Free Publishing Association Board, and the other two Professors attending. We take this opportunity publicly...

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Mr. Vermeer is the retiring secretary of the RFPA. According to the Constitution of the Reformed Free Publishing Association, the purpose of the RFPA is to witness to the truth contained in the Word of God as expressed in the three forms of unity and to reveal false and deceptive views repugnant thereto. In order to effectuate this purpose, the Association publishes and distributes the Standard Bearer, and also publishes in book form the writings of our Protestant Reformed professors, ministers, and educators, as well as good material in the Reformed tradition. God has enabled us to publish the SB...

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Mr. Kamps is the retiring secretary of the RFPA. Dear RFPA Members and Friends, Greetings on behalf of the RFPA board. Once again, having a long-standing tradition spanning more than 70 years, we meet tonight as the Reformed Free Publishing Association in order to review the decisions and accomplishments of the past year, and to carry on the affairs of this association. At our last annual meeting, the decision was made to merge the PCPPRL book publishing arm with the RFPA organization so that we would be one board publishing both the Standard Bearer and book publications. This report will give...

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Mr. Kamps is secretary of the RFPA board. Dear RFPA Members and Friends, It is appropriate that, as we conclude the 71st year of publishing, we as an association take the time to pause and look back to the beginnings of our publishing endeavor. The publishing of the Standard Bearer began 71 years ago because our fathers, in the church of their day, were denied the right to express and defend their views regarding the sovereign, particular grace of God. This issue was being hotly debated among Reformed Christians. Our fathers therefore, being determined by the grace of God to give a...

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Dear RFPA Members and Friends, The Reformed Free Publishing Association has as its express aim and purpose to publish the truth of God as specifically maintained and developed within the Protestant Reformed Churches. Our association, organized almost three quarters of a century ago, still exists today by the grace of God for the same purpose. Our name emphasizes that purpose and aim. Reformed indicates what we desire as to the contents of our publications. Free means that we are under no institutional supervision or control. That we are a Publishing Association reveals that our purpose and intention is to make...

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Mr. Kalsbeek is secretary of the Board of the RFPA. From Moorestown, NJ: “I just received and read my Standard Bearer for March 15th, 1993. Once again we are grateful for your keen ability to expose error and proclaim truth clearly and biblically.” A reader from Corcoran, CA who has “been tricked by Arminianism for almost 17 years” writes: “I praise God that He has sent me the Standard Bearer and you as a part of His witness, to help me to understand the truth.” Port Murray, NJ: “Thank you for publishing such an excellent, outstanding Reformed magazine.” As the...

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