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Question The third in the group of questions asked by a Canadian reader was as follows: “When we speak of predestination, must we go as far as to say that the Lord from eternity has loved His own—with that I can agree—but also that the Lord hated those who are rejected, from eternity? I know that the Bible says, ‘Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.’ On the other hand, is it not so that the atoning, work of our Lord and Savior is ‘sufficient’ for all men?

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From a Grand Rapids reader I received two questions, one of which I will answer in this issue: “A question has arisen in our Men’s Society as to the interpretation of Acts 14:3, ‘Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the name of the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.’ This is our question: to whom does the pronoun ‘which’ refer, to the apostles or to the Lord?

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Question  From a young man among our Michigan readers I received several questions about witnessing. He writes as follows:  “Dear Prof. Hoeksema:  “Your replies in the ‘Question Box’ have shed much light on some very pertinent and even disturbing questions.  “I have a problem that disturbs me very much. I would like to know what exactly is our calling as Christians in regard to our effective witness for the Lord? Just how far are we to extend our witness? 

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