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Publication News. Fresh from the presses in the week in which this is written is the RFPA’s latest publication,Calvin’s Calvinism. This is an attractive paperback reprint of two of Calvin’s important treatises, that on Eternal Predestination and that on the Secret Providence of God. Price of the book is $14.95. RFPA Book Club members will receive it for 30% less. Mail-orders should be sent to: RFPA Publications, P.O. Box 2006, Grand Rapids, MI 49501. We had hoped to present a summary of the agenda of our Protestant Reformed synod in this issue. But the Synodical Agenda reached me too late...

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Photograph. Elsewhere in this issue you will find a photograph of the late Rev. Schipper. This photo should have appeared in the February 1 issue with the obituary article. Contrary to our explicit instructions, it was omitted by our typesetter, Commercial Printing. We apologize to the family of the late Rev. Schipper, and especially to those who made a special effort to provide the Standard Bearerwith this picture.

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Cornelius Hanko is an emeritus minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Ques. 105 What doth God require in the sixth commandment? Ans. That neither in thoughts, nor words, nor gestures, much less in deeds, I dishonor, hate, wound, or kill my neighbor, by myself or by another; but that I lay aside all desire of revenge: also that I hurt not myself, nor willfully expose myself to any danger. Wherefore also the magistrate is armed with the sword, to prevent murder. Ques. 106 But this commandment seems only to speak of murder? Ans. In forbidding murder, God teaches us, that...

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We are happy to announce that the Standard Bearer, beginning with the current volume, is now available in microform from University Microfilms Inc., 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106. It is also possible that in the future all our past volumes will also be microfilmed and become available in this form. For the benefit of those who may be traveling this summer in the vicinity of any of our Protestant Reformed Churches, we are publishing again a directory of our Protestant Reformed Churches. We have not yet received information concerning our new Lacombe, Alberta congregation. However, such information can...

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This issue of our magazine will be reaching you a bit later than usual. It was delayed in order to bring you, as soon as possible, a report on Synod of 1986 and on Seminary Graduation. To make room for the special items, some of the usual departments have been omitted. Our August issue will be a special theme issue. When you go on vacation this summer, don’t take a vacation from your family devotions! Here are a couple new addresses for those who correspond with our Singaporean friends: Mr. and Mrs. J. Mahtani, #12 – 10, River Valley Close,...

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Index. If you are planning to reserve a copy of the new index which covers the first 58 volumes of theStandard Bearer, make work of it immediately. The deadline, I have been informed by the committee, is August 31! There will be no extra copies printed; hence, if you want a copy, you must write in promptly! No final decision can be made on cost at this time; the committee’s estimate is $25 to $30 per copy. Send your reservation to our Business Office. New Magazine. If you are interested in a magazine emanating from Orthodox Presbyterian circles, let me...

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We are pleased to present in this issue an article by the Rev. David J. Engelsma which was originally planned for our August special issue. A combination of slow postal service from me to him and then from him to me resulted in his article being too late for the August issue. Several of our regular departments are omitted in this issue in order to make room for some items which were waiting to be published. This also enabled your Editor to take a vacation from this issue. Maybe this is jumping the gun a bit, since the beginning of...

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This is the third and final special issue in the current volume-year. In it we continue our planned treatment of the various steps in the order of salvation. We welcomes to this issue, two guest writers who are contributing to our magazine for the first time: Pastor Charles Terpstra, of Pella, Iowa, and Pastor Russell Dykstra, of Doon, Iowa. You will not find a regular News of our Churches department in this issue. Our News Editor is taking a vacation for one issue. You will find a report, with pictures, of the institution of the new Protestant Reformed congregation of...

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