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Encouragement Enclosed is my check for the renewal of your excellent publication.  I can’t begin to express my joy and happiness with the receipt of every issue. I safeguard each copy in a binder and return to them often for research and study.  May the Lord continue to richly bless your work with this publication.  Maurice W. Bartlett  Rio Linda, CA

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Aussie Appreciation In response to your editorial, “Promoting the Reformed Faith in Australia” (Standard Bearer, January 15, 1992), I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and thanks. Moreover, I am sure that our church in Australia rejoices with me and adds her collective voice of thankfulness. The spirit in which the editorial was written and the thoughts that were expressed in it are characteristic of the love and concern we have received since arriving in America last September. The care and hospitality we have received have been remarkable. Having to establish a home, virtually from scratch, was made so much...

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Church Government in the Presbyterian Tradition I have been heartened by your consistent stand for the ancient landmarks, most recently church government (cf. the Standard Bearer, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, March 1). I wait with anxious anticipation the arrival of each issue.  I have written to add one element to that discussion, an element which, I believe, distinguishes the Presbyterian from the Continental tradition. 

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Continuing Dialog on Mysticism Concerning Prof. Hanko’s review of my book, Mysticism: An Evangelical Option?, in the December 1, 1991 Standard Bearer, I do want to thank you for your analysis and your good comments. You appear to have caught the gist of much of what I am trying to communicate, and I appreciate your endorsement of those ideas. You correctly observe that I do not define faith “carefully,” in this study; in fact, I do not define it at all in the book. Having read your comments, I do wish I had, but, just as I did not specify...

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Suggestions Is it possible to obtain a pamphlet of your series of editorials on preterism? Also, I would like to see addresses and telephone numbers of the publishers or distributors of the books reviewed in the Standard Bearer. Perhaps, a series of articles on the “holy land” would be worthwhile. Keep up the good work. Scott E. Kunst Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Deliverance from Millennial Error Thank you so much for the Standard Bearer. I read each article (other articles are read repeatedly) in each issue with joy. I like God-honoring materials. I am learning a lot about amillennialism. In the seminary, we were not taught about it. All emphasis was given on dispensationalism. In fact, I began to have proper understanding of amillennialism through the Standard Bearer. Your series of articles, “The Preterism of Christian Reconstruction,” is very, very interesting. I really enjoy reading it! Through them I got a good understanding about preterism and Reconstruction started by Rushdoony. I have...

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Prof. Engelsma’s review of Henry J. Kuiper: Shaping the Christian Reformed Church, by James A. DeJong (July 2009 Standard Bearer) took me back to my earlier days of ministry. Soon after I joined the faculty of Unity Christian High School (1956) in Hudsonville, Michigan as teacher of Bible and Reformed Doctrine, I came to know Henry J. Kuiper personally. We were members of what was then called The Reformed Fellowship, a circle of scholars whose serious discussion of theological and social issues—particularly hot-button issues within the Christian Reformed Church—helped strengthen my commitment to the essential tenets of the Reformed faith. Whatever Kuiper’s...

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What a beautiful thing to belong to the body of Christ. What a beautiful thing to belong to a church that strives to be faithful to the Scriptures. What a beautiful thing to see how that church is made up of many members, strong or weak, quick or slow learner. What a beautiful thing to be part of a church that has a yearning to teach all of the next generation the most comforting truth of God’s sovereign grace and do so in common. What a beautiful thing that our church teaches not only the obligation but also the privilege...

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In his editorial entitled “Creeds, the Believer, and the Sufficiency of the Scriptures” (the Standard Bearer, February 15, 2009), the Rev. Kenneth Koole takes aim at what he calls “independentism.” What comes under his fire, specifically, is an “independentism that smacks of individualism, which individualism, in the end, borders on an autonomy of self.” Included in the range of the Rev.’s editorial gun is homeschooling. It is “the simple fact,” according to the Rev. Koole, that not all, but “much of what belongs to the homeschooling movement today is infected with this same spirit.” “The spirit of individualism,” we are told,...

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As stated in an earlier editorial (March 1, 2009) we intend to use the Letters to the Editors column to bring to a conclusion our response to a respondent’s reaction to AIM’s recent video introducing the PRC to the viewing public. The respondent voiced problems with two matters highlighted by the video, the first having to do with the value and need for creeds and confessions in the church’s great battle to maintain the testimony of the Truth, the other having to do with the need and importance of membership in the church institute. In the February 15 issue of...

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