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THE CHALLENGE OF OUR AGE, by Hendrik Hart; published by The Association for the Advancement of Christian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 148 pp., $2.00 (paper).  This book, written by the assistant professor of philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Canada, is part of the Christian Perspective Series and includes lectures given at the 1966 and 1967 Study Conferences of A.R.S.S. and F.C.U.C. 

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Prof. Engelsma is professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The Case for Covenantal Infant Baptism, ed. Gregg Strawbridge. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R, 2003. 330 pages. $16.99 (paper). A number of prominent Reformed and Presbyterian theologians, representing almost (but not quite) all the reputedly conservative churches, argue for infant baptism on the basis of the covenant. A Ceremony of (Outward) Dedication The majority report, again representing almost (but not quite) all the conservative churches, is that infant baptism signifies nothing more than formally setting apart the offspring of believing parents for God. It is merely a ceremony...

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Prof. Engelsma is professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The Current Justification Controversy, by O. Palmer Robertson. Unicoi, Tennessee: Trinity Foundation, 2003. 107 pages. $9.95 (paper). A Companion to the Current Justification Controversy, by John W. Robbins. Unicoi, Tennessee: Trinity Foundation, 2003. 185 pages. $9.95 (paper). If there could still be such a thing in our doctrinally indifferent and apostate day, O. Palmer Robertson’s The Current Justification Controversy would be a bombshell in reputedly conservative Reformed and Presbyterian churches in North America. The well-known and highly regarded Presbyterian theologian reveals the seven years of struggle...

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The Presbyterian Doctrine of Children in the Covenant: An Historical Study of the Significance of Infant Baptism in the Presbyterian Church, by Lewis Bevens Schenck. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R, 2003. Pp. xvii + 188. $15.99 (paper). Infant Salvation in the Covenant The message of this reprint of a work first published in 1940 is precious. It is traditional, confessional Presbyterian (Reformed) doctrine that infant baptism means the infant salvation of the elect children of godly parents. Parents and the church must view and rear the baptized children as elect and regenerated. “The doctrine of the historic Reformed church [is] …...

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Prof. Engelsma is professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The One Purpose of God: An Answer to the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment, by Jan Bonda. Tr. Reinder Bruinsma. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. Xxv + 278 pages. $25 (paper). The one purpose of God referred to in the title of this book is God’s alleged desire to save every human without exception. The author, a minister in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, supposes that this is the meaning of I Timothy 2:4: “Who will have all men to be saved.” Interpreting “all” in this text,...

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Rev. denHartog is a Protestant Reformed minister-on-loan to Singapore.   Rev. denHartog is a Protestant Reformed minister-on-loan to Singapore.   Christ’s Spiritual Kingdom: A Defense of Reformed Amillennialism, by David J. Engelsma. Published by The Reformed Witness, Redlands, CA. 2001. 158 pp. $9.00 (paperback). [Reviewed by Rev. Arie denHartog.]   As the subtitle of this book indicates, this book is a defense of Reformed amillennialism. The book is strongly polemical in nature. The occasion for Engelsma’s writing of this book was his strong conviction of the need for exposing the errors of and making a judgment of the new postmillen-nialism...

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Michael Kimmitt is a retired Bacteriologist. He is the current Editor of the British Reformed Journal and a member of Holywell Evangelical Church in North Wales. A hearty recommendation of Hoeksema’s Romans commentary Righteous by Faith Alone: A Devotional Commentary on Romans, by Herman Hoeksema. Ed. David J. Engelsma. Grand Rapids: RFPA, 2002. Pp. xxiv + 702. $41.95 (cloth).   Introduction   This volume contains ninety-seven sermons expounding Paul’s epistle to the Romans, preached by the Reverend Herman Hoeksema (1886-1965) to the First Protestant Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan in the late 1930s. Subsequently an extended version of the...

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Prof. Engelsma is professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament in the Protestant Reformed Seminary. What Love Is This? Calvinism’s Misrepresentation of God, by Dave Hunt. Sisters, OR: Loyal Publishing, 2002. 436pp. $15.99 (paper). To the long list of human hammers who have shattered themselves on the anvil of the gospel of God’s sovereign grace, add Dave Hunt. What Love Is This? is not so much an attempted refutation of “Calvinism” as it is a deliberate resurrection of all the misrepresentations and slanders with which the enemies of the gospel of grace through the ages have thought to destroy it. The...

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Rev. Davis is pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, North Port, Florida. The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life By Bruce Wilkinson A VERY DANGEROUS BOOK! Reviewed by Rev. Bruce C. Davis In I Chronicles 4:9-10, the prayer of Jabez is recorded. “And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me...

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