One of our readers writes: “My question concerns article 68 of the Church Order which reads: ‘The Minister shall on Sunday explain briefly the sum of Christian Doctrine comprehended in the Heidelberg Catechism so that as much as possible the explanation shall be annually completed, according to the division of the Catechism itself, for that purpose.’
The Two Philips Some time ago I was pleasantly surprised by a question from one of our high school students. Maybe this will open the way for more. The question reads, “In our dictionaries, they distinguish Philip the Apostle from Philip the Evangelist, or Philip the Deacon. Now I always thought that they were the same man. I was wondering what you think about this from a Biblical point of view.”
A question has been sent in to the Question Box concerning Hebrews 6:4-6. The writer asks whether those who have tasted of heavenly gifts and were partakers of the Holy Ghost, and later fell away, were actually in the sphere of the covenant before they fell away. He likes some clarification on this matter.
A reader asks: “I would appreciate a discussion of the concept ‘yielding’ in Romans 6:13
A reader sent in the following question: May we as Christians and as Protestant Reformed people support the National Right to Work Committee? The questioner included some material about this committee. In the meantime, I have also written for information in regard to their various activities. From all that I have read it is evident that they are working hard to oppose the unions, which prevent many of our members from finding work, especially in certain areas. They speak of:
A question from our readers: “Will the battle of Armageddon take place in the future, at the end of time, as a military conflict, or is it a spiritual battle fought throughout the ages?” This is an interesting question. The first reference to the battle of Armageddon in the Book of Revelation is found in Revelation 14:18-20:
From one of our readers we received the question: “At the resurrection can our flesh and blood body be raised a glorified flesh and blood body that is fit for the kingdom of heaven?” It is usually during the season in which we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, or at the time of the loss of a dear one, that questions of this nature arise. This is only natural, for by faith we look forward to the day when we will be with Christ in heavenly perfection, both in body and soul.