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Dear Editor in Chief, In your editorial in the Standard Bearer, Feb. 15, 1977, page 222, you wrote that it was your conviction that the synod of 1975 misled our study committee when it referred them first to take into account the Biblical doctrine, particularly the New Testament passages. You mention that this has never been the Reformed method, that it must be kept in mind that we already have an interpretation of Scripture in our confessions, both those of a major order and those of a minor order. To these we should turn first in the consideration of any...

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On the truth of predestination The articles on Rob Bell bring out the importance of preaching double predestination. When the truth of election and reprobation are maintained, the church is kept from error. The church is to have a love of the truth. My first question has to do with a statement on page 463. “Is it offensive? It certainly is! It offends me daily!” What is the daily offense of which you speak? My second question has to do with a statement later in the articles (p. 486) where you are writing about the witness of the PRC and...

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As always, the Standard Bearer is a blessing. Just read the article on growing old, by Rev. Rodney Miersma, who, I see, is applying for emeritation, i.e., retiring from the ministry. Well, retirement is not so far away for me either—2012 or 2015, D.V. I found myself identifying with much of what he wrote, especially the inevitability of dying. I should just like to mention a few verses that are also very applicable as we approach the winter of our lives and ought to encourage us—Psalm 92:13-15: Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in...

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To: The Saints of the Protestant Reformed Churches.  From: Mr. & Mrs. Lau Chin Kwee  Singapore Address:  Apt. Block 99,170-G, Whampoa Drive  Singapore 1232.  Republic of Singapore.  May 17, 1982  Dear brothers and sisters,  Greetings to you in the Name of our Almighty, Sovereign God of Heaven and Earth; the Covenant God Who has done wondrous things in ages gone by and even now in our midst! Amen. 

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I just wanted to write a quick e-mail re your comments re anonymous letters (October 1, 2009, p. 7). I must say that this is sound advice, and one that, by His grace, I will be putting into practice. I do have one item for thought—there is a form of anonymity today that is very easy in which to participate: usernames. Today, through facebook, twitter, xanga, and a host of seemingly endless avenues of comment, many today participate in routine anonymous commentary, all the while never using their real names, only their username. Many build up quite the on-line persona....

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