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Mr. Kalsbeek is an elder in Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “The purpose of this Association shall be: 1) to witness to the truth contained in the Word of God and expressed in the Three Forms of Unity. 2) to reveal false and deceptive views repugnant thereto” (The Constitution of the Reformed Free Publishing Association, Article II). The Standard Bearer has been faithful to that purpose now for sixty-eight consecutive years. Carrying out this purpose through the publication of twenty-one issues of the Standard Bearer each year is no small task. Consequently a word of appreciation to...

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September 20, 1990 Dear Members and Supporters of the R.F.P.A. (Standard Bearer publication): Until one is personally involved to some degree, it is so easy to dismiss from one’s mind all the required time and effort and cost that go into a finished product—namely, in this case, Volume 66 of the SB, and also the related work of the Permanent Committee for the Publication of Protestant Reformed Literature. We as Board, on behalf of the Association, gratefully acknowledge and thank our Editor, the Editorial Committee, our Business Manager, Guest Writers, Department Editors, and others who contributed to put the SB and other of our...

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September 21, 1989 Dear Board, Association members, and friends of the Reformed Free Publishing Association: Threescore and five years ago our spiritual forefathers brought forth in this our fair city of churches (Grand Rapids, MI) a new and much needed magazine named “The Standard Bearer.” The need was urgent to explain and defend their scriptural position regarding the Common Grace controversy of that day. A quote from the original statement of purpose says it best: “We are concerned to instruct and to help the Reformed child of God in the living of a full, deep, all-sided Christian life for his...

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At the close of volume year #63, the board reports on the activities of the past year. God has again been faithful, as is evidenced by the continued publication of the Standard Bearer. Our new business manager will be Mr. Donald Doezema. He has consented to take on the responsibilities, in the near future. Mr. Vander Wal will assist during this transition period. The board again thanks Mr. Vander Wal for his many, many years of dedicated and careful labor. We look forward to working with Mr. Doezema in the coming years. Our mailing equipment, which we purchased last year, has...

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September 18, 1986 At the close of volume-year 62, the Board reports on its activities in the past year. We thank God for His faithfulness to us in continuing to allow the R.F.P.A. freely to publish the Standard Bearer. During the past year the Publication and Book Committee investigated new machinery to address the magazines. At our February meeting, the committee recommended that we purchase an Addressograph Electronic Addresser with a Direct Impression Printer. The Board approved this recommendation. The electronic addresser is a small computer which stores all our addresses on s2 floppy discs. The addresses can be sorted by...

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Dear Brethren,  It is at the close of this another year of printing The Standard Bearer that we the board come to you to report on our activities of the past year. We must first express our thankfulness to our Covenant Father who has kept us through this past year and given us a year wherein we might once more witness of His glory by means of the printed page. We must never be ashamed of proclaiming, through the printed page, the glorious truth which has so graciously been given to us as Protestant Reformed Churches. 

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Another year of printing The Standard Bearer has come to an end, and once more our songs of joy and praise ring out. For sixty years now our Covenant God and Father has in His rich mercy given us as Protestant Reformed people the privilege of sounding forth His truth in the printed page. He has not only given this glorious heritage to our grandfathers and fathers, but also to us, their sons and daughters. We have been given a tremendous blessing, but also a great responsibility to remain faithful to His Word.

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Mr. Kalsbeek is a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan and retired secretary of the RFPA. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. I Corinthians 15:58 We have chosen “Abounding in the Work of the Lord” as our theme for this year’s report to our esteemed association members and friends. This theme expresses what your Board views as critical to the fulfillment of our stated purpose of “witnessing to the Reformed truth.” Without the...

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Mr. Lotterman, a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church (Walker), is the retired secretary of the RFPA. “Publishing the Reformed Truth since 1924.” So states the recently printed catalog of RFPA published materials. Not satisfied with publishing the spiritual fluff widely available today, the Reformed Free Publishing Association dedicatesitself to the publication of material that faithfully and boldly witnesses to the truth as it is developed and expressed in the Reformed tradition. By the grace of God it has done so for eighty years. May He be pleased to continue to bless our labor. By way of this report the...

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