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New Testament Studies In the Protestant Reformed Seminary there is a great deal of emphasis on Biblical-Exegetical studies. There is good reason for this. No one can function in the ministry without a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures and the skill to expound and apply those Scriptures to the needs of the church. The minister is the servant (the Apostles called themselves “slaves”) of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, cares for the sheep through the office of the minister.

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There is an old dictum (I am probably not quoting it exactly) which goes; “He who will not learn from history’s mistakes is doomed to repeat them.” In a sense, we take this dictum: very seriously in the Seminary. It holds true, and was originally formulated with a view to, world history. Nations and peoples who do not know history and have no appreciation for what has happened in the past are ignorant of the sins of long ago: In ignorance of them, the same sins are repeated again and again—with the gravest of consequences. We see this happening in...

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When I first came to the seminary in 1959, I fell heir to the Old Testament Studies which had long been the realm of our esteemed Rev. George M. Ophoff. Later, in 1965, when the original dogmatician of our seminary went to glory, some adjustments were made in the curriculum-division, with the result that the Dogmatics department also became my responsibility. About these two departments I am supposed to write a few words. 

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