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The topic to which we desire to devote a few moments is not a new one. However, we do believe that it is one in which we ought to be periodically instructed and continually admonished. Sabbath observance, as we are all well aware, can be a rather touchy subject. In discussing it one can discern a wide spectrum of opinions regarding it, ranging from legalism to antinomianism. Yet, we believe that if one has a truly scriptural understanding of it, both the extremes can be avoided and one can walk soberly before God with regard to the fourth commandment.

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(Note: This is the third and last guest article by brother Straayer, a member ,of our Edmonton, Alberta, Protestant Reformed Church. HCH)  In the preceding articles we wrote about the call and the expectation, even in our situation today. Both articles ended with the words “By Faith,” and therefore we will now spend some thought in this last article onBY FAITH. 

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Robert C. Harbach is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. In John 12:32 we read the prophetic words of our Lord, “And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me.” The immediate context, verse 20, shows that through two of His disciples, Jesus was approached by certain Greeks. This filled Him with joy, for it was, already, a fulfillment of the earlier prophecy, chapter 11, verses 51 and 52, “that Jesus should die . . . not only for that nation (of the Jews) only, but that also He should gather together in one the children...

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Robert C. Harbach is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. In the Gospel according to John 18:8-9, we read, “Jesus answered, ‘I have told you that I am (He). If, therefore, ye seek Me, let these go their way;’ that the saying might be fulfilled, which He spake, ‘Of them which Thou gavest Me, have I lost none.'” This 18th chapter begins a new section in John’s Gospel. Chapter 1 is introductory in character; 2-12 record Christ’s ministry; 13 shows our only high priest approaching the laver where he washes the disciples’ feet; 14-16 show our high priest passing...

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Dr. Eldersveld is a member of the Southeast Protestant Reformed Church. Train up a child in the way that he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 Our Christian schools are a most precious heritage. Their preservation depends on God’s grace and our obedience to God’s demand that we educate our children in His fear. This is accomplished by our diligent use of the means that God provides, while we heed the sometimes subtle evidence that Satan is at work to destroy our schools. In late 1988, the Board of Hope Protestant...

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Prof. Hanko is professor of Church History and New Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. This is the second part of the speech delivered at the Convocation of the Protestant Reformed Theological School on September 7, 1999. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 Men For The Gap God is pictured in the text as casting about for men who will stand in the gaps. It is clear from the context...

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This is a continuation of Rev. Stewart’s article in the Special Reformation Issue, October 15, 2010, p. 42. The Westminster Confession on the Church In keeping with the directives of the Solemn League and Covenant (1643), the Westminster divines fervently sought a thoroughly biblical and doctrinal church unity for the Reformed churches of the British Isles. The Westminster Confession’s opening chapter, “Of the Holy Scripture,” is, in my opinion, the greatest creedal statement anywhere on the truth of God’s inspired Word. Philip Schaff states, “No other Protestant symbol has such a clear, judicious, concise, and exhaustive statement of this fundamental...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of New Zealand. (Correction: This is probably as good a place as any to call the attention of our readers to a correction received from “down under” relative to an article in the October 15 issue of this magazine. Professor Hoeksema, in his article entitled “Some Impressions from ‘Down Under,'” noted that, when we in the U.S. change to “slow time,” and they in Tasmania change to ‘fast time,” there will be a “12-hour difference” between us and them. In a telephone call to the seminary recently, Professor Hoeksema admitted to...

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