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Rev. Cammenga is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Loveland, Colorado. The faithful church of Jesus Christ today is called to speak out on the subject of homosexuality. She is called to bring the light of the gospel to bear on this matter and be light in the darkness. We are tempted not to speak out. For one thing, this is an evil so shameful and so repulsive that we hesitate even to mention it. For another thing, to speak out against homosexuality is to invite being labeled as prejudiced and bigoted. There are consequences for those who oppose...

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Rev. Houck is a home-missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. The New Age Movement is not a structured organization like the Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses, but is a loosely connected movement. It is made up of all kinds of different people—some who adhere very closely to its beliefs and practices and others who embrace only some of them. This is one of the fastest growing movements in the country. That is why we must be concerned about it. This movement is extremely anti-Christian, anti-God, and anti-Christ. Its beliefs and practices are directly contrary to all that we believe as Christians....

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Rev. Houck is a home-missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. In our last article we noted the basic beliefs of the New Age Movement. In this article we will consider their practices and also begin an evaluation both of their beliefs and of their practices. All the practices of the New Age Movement are based upon their fundamental beliefs. Since man is really God and therefore has infinite potential, he has only to look within himself for the answers to all of his problems. Therefore many of the practices of the New Age Movement emphasize mystical experiences, particularly various forms...

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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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Rev. Houck is a home-missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. In our last article we began to evaluate the New Age Movement by considering the movement’s view of God. In this article we will finish our evaluation of their beliefs and practices and also consider ways in which we can avoid the errors of this wicked movement. The New Age Movement is not only dead wrong about God but also about man. Man is not God. In no sense is man God. Moreover, man will never be God. The very thought is blasphemous. Nor is the natural man good. He...

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Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Byron Center, Michigan. In examining various Scripture passages which speak of judging, we concluded in the last article that God hates hypocritical judging, but loves righteous judgment on the part of His children. In other words, it is the Christian’s duty to judge. To a positive explanation of this duty we now turn. What is judging? Judging involves two main factors. First, it involves a pronouncement concerning whether something is right or wrong. It is to be critical. In fact, the noun “judge” in the New Testament of our King...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. The occasion for this paper is the notification given to me that an acquaintance of mine had, in his words, “come out of the closet,” after having spent a good part of his life as a practicing homosexual undercover. At the time that he informed me of this, he said that he could no longer live the life of duplicity, and that if by notifying me he lost my friendship, it would still be worth it to him. However, at this time he addressed a letter of 12...

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Rev. Moore is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa. In the last article on this topic (see December 1, 199l issue) we saw the attempt of the sinner to excuse his sin, before man and really also before I God. When anyone desires to continue a walk of sin, it is necessary to try to justify such a walk. By grace only shall one confess that sin, repent, and receive the forgiving grace of God. Having received a letter from a sinner trying to justify his walk in sin as an active homosexual, I responded with a...

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Rev. Hanko is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. There are a number of firsts in life. The baby’s first smile, its first step, its first “mama” or “dada.” There are also firsts in the life of a minister. His first sermon in public, his first baptism, his first administration of the Lord’s Supper. It is all so new, and such a thrilling experience. Then the time comes when he performs his last baptism, serves his last Lord’s Supper, and preaches his last sermon. Should that last sermon be something special, if he were to know that it...

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