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The Altar Call

Many of our young people attend schools where they are expected to respond to “altar calls” or to make “decisions for Christ.” They face intense pressure by teachers, ministers, and even fellow students to give an open, immediate reaction to the gospel in some visible way. Others have perhaps heard of youth rallies in which […]

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“Faithful Witness” written by Timothy George             Whenever the topic of foreign missions is discussed, the name of William Carey inevitably comes up. Carey was a Baptist preacher who initiated the English mission in India. Timothy George relates the fascinating story of his life and mission in this brief, well-written biography. Carey, an uneducated shoemaker, […]

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Public Universities: The Answer to our Prayers?

“The end of learning is to repair the ruin of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, imitate him, to be like him.” John Milton                Young men and women, in whose hearts God has worked regeneration, have a desire and zeal to learn […]

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The Order of Salvation

God has granted us the blessings of salvation in an orderly and experiential manner. The distinct order in which the blessings are applied to God’s peo­ple is based on three important truths. First of all, this plan of salvation is based on the sovereignty of God. God is sovereign over all things, specifically the salva­tion […]

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Repent or Perish

Repent or Perish, by John H. Gerstner. Ligonier, P.A.: Soli Deo Gloria Publications; 1990. 218 pg. Is there really such a place as Hell? Would a lov­ing God punish anyone in this manner? Modern evan­gelicals are denying eternal punishment in hell by appealing to the goodness of God. They look at the texts of the […]

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Discussion Summary

The topic of friendship was introduced by Rev. Van Overloop in the 3rd discussion group of the 1986 Convention. He used David and Jonathan as examples of an ideal relationship. In I Sam. 20:16ff we read of the covenant of friendship that was established between them, and later in the same chapter, verses 41 & […]

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