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Due to a couple of extra items in this issue, there is no space for editorials. New Zealand Letter. Elsewhere in this issue you will find a letter from the Prot. Ref. Church of New Zealand. Be sure to read it. Along with this letter, brother Bob van Herk sent me their bulletin of December 22, according to which they had two recorded sermons (received from Hope Church of Grand Rapids)—one by the Rev. C. Hanko on Ephesians 1:9, 10 and one by the Rev. R. Flikkema on Matthew 1:21b. When you read their letter, try to put yourself in the position of...

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A couple changes should be noted which begin with this issue. First of all, the Rev. G. Van Baren takes over, for the rest of this volume-year, in All Around Us. We thank Prof. Decker for his contributions and welcome the Rev. Van Baren back to this department. Secondly, the Rev. A. den Hartog takes over In His Fear from the Rev. B. Gritters—also for the rest of the current volume. Thanks to Rev. Gritters, and welcome to Rev. den Hartog. As you know, the Rev. den Hartog has left the Singapore mission field and is now in the pastoral ministry in Randolph,...

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The Presbyterian Reformer. This is the name of a new quarterly magazine being published by our sister church in Northern Ireland, the Bible Presbyterian Church of Larne. The magazine is, of course, published primarily for home consumption in Northern Ireland and other parts of the U.K. In an introductory note it states: “It is a humble contribution to the written ministry of the church with the intent of reviving and sustaining a healthy interest in Biblical Presbyterianism. The objective is to educate, inform, encourage and inspire those of the Lord’s people who truly seek to conform in all their ways...

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This is the second of our special issues for the current volume-year. It is devoted to the truth of God’s covenant. As you will discover in the process of reading, however, this issue is by no means simply doctrinal in its contents; but it includes articles of a so-called “practical” nature, that is, articles which deal with the implications of the truth of God’s covenant for our life as God’s covenant people in the midst of the world. 

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Publication News  Word has been received that the RFPA’s new Bible story book, Come, Ye Children, will become available sometime in April. There will be further details about this later, both in the Standard Bearer and in a flyer which the committee will be distributing. But I can inform you now that there is going to be a very attractive pre-publication sale of this book which you will not want to miss. And the prepublication price will be even more attractive for RFPA Book Club members.

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PRE-PUBLICATION SALE  For complete information as to the pre-publication sale of the RFPA’s forthcoming Bible story book, Come, Ye Children, turn to the back cover of this issue. Be sure to read both sides, and follow the directions carefully. We have planned this page so that you can cut off the back page and use the order blanks without damaging the rest of your Standard Bearer. Permit me to call special attention to the following: 1) Even though the book will come out by the end of April, the pre-publication sale will extend to June 1.

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Correspondents  It would be helpful to your editor, when you write to him, to indicate whether your letter is intended for publication. This is not always clear from the contents of the letters which I receive. And I certainly do not wish to offend a correspondent by publishing what he intended to be private correspondence. On the other hand, I do not want to offend by keeping private what was intended to be public.

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Mistaken Identity. Just in case you wondered, the editorial in the March 1 issue was from the editor’s pen, not from Prof. Hanko’s. If I believed there was such a thing as gremlins, I would say that after the copy left my office, the gremlins worked on it and mischievously promoted Prof. Hanko to the editorship and at the same time made him a plagiarist. Scholarship Applications. This note is somewhat complementary to my editorial in this issue. Our Young People’s Federation and its Federation Board maintain a scholarship fund to assist prospective Protestant Reformed teachers and ministers who are...

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No Editorial. To make room for some long overdue book reviews, editorials are omitted in this issue. No Gremlin. As you may have noticed in the April 1 issue, an editor may have frustrations. In the very issue in which I hoped to have corrected, by means of a note, the mistaken impression that Prof. Hanko was the author of my editorials, the same mistake was made again. Let me assure you that Prof. Hanko is not the editor and is not responsible for the editorial in the April 1 issue. What is that “law” to the effect that if...

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In the expectation that this issue will reach at least most of our readers before the holidays, we take this opportunity to wish you a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year. The usual space of the Editorial department in this issue is more than used up by my holdover article from the December 1 special issue, “The Spirit’s Prayer For The Saints,” and by “Correspondence and Reply.”

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