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Prof. Engelsma, is professor emeritus of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reforemd Seminary. Previous article in this series: September 1, 2008, p. 465. * This is the second and concluding installment of the text of the address—the final rectoral address of the speaker—on the occasion of the graduation of Mr. Heath James Bleyenberg from the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary on June 12, 2008 at Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, MI.The Necessity of Courage  The courage that speaks the word boldly is necessary—necessary in every minister—and the necessity is nothing less than the God-ordained necessity of the preaching of...

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Prof. Engelsma is professor emeritus of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak they word.”  Acts 4:29 Introduction¹ It is a strange and dangerous fact that so little is made, and even said, about the qualification of courage in the minister of the word of God. One may scour the standard works on preaching and preachers without coming across even the mention of courage, much less a chapter devoted to this virtue, as the virtue deserves and demands. There is...

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Prof. Cammenga is professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. This is the second installment of the text of the address given on the occasion of the graduation of Mr. Cory Griess and Dr. David Torlach from the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary on June 11, 2009 in Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Previous article in this series: October 1, 2009, p. 7. Paul’s Separation unto this Gospel This is the gospel, now, unto which Paul was separated: “Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God”...

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Prof. Cammenga is professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. This is the first installment of the text of the address given on the occasion of the graduation of Mr. Cory Griess and Dr. David Torlach from the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary on June 11, 2009 in Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church of Hudsonville, Michigan. Beloved graduates, esteemed colleagues, members of the Theological School Committee, delegates of synod, brothers and sisters in Christ: The epistle to the Romans is a monument in the New Testament Scriptures. What the prophecy of Isaiah is to the Old Testament, Romans...

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