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Letter to Schuyler

Dear Schuyler,   I must disagree with the September 2013 answer that hell is eternal.  God’s decrees are an eternal word.  God’s decree of reprobation is eternal.  God’s decree of election is eternal.  God’s counsel, the collection of his decrees and words, is eternal.  However, just as Satan is, and likewise just as I am […]

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Of All the Places…

When a columnist from a secular newspaper advocates studying the teachings of an important Christian preacher, i.e., reading his books, a man tends to sit up in his easy chair and take notice. In the November 30, 2005 edition of the New York Times (page A1), Columnist David Brooks explains that John R. Stott, as […]

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Rescuing the Unwanted

At college or public high schools, students will soon need to confront the abortion industry and take a stand for the sanctity of all types of human life. They will be called simpletons and worse, but a witness for God’s sake needs to be made. As a product of this debate, the need for Protestant […]

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Observing the White Horse in Beijing, China

The White Horse rides today in Beijing, China. The Gospel spreads. Persecution, famine, and death follow soon thereafter. Such events, while not physically occurring with great frequency here in the United States of America, do happen today in such seemingly faraway places as the mist-enshrouded Orient. Come, let us turn now to the Red Dragon […]

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Current Events: North Korean Struggles

Rajin, North Korea: From the Times Newspaper of London in the January 30, 2005 edition, Michael Sheradin reports on the current strife between the United States, China, and North Korea. The four-page article reminds the Christian not only of the end times, but also of Christ Jesus’ instruction unto his disciples, when he sent them […]

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William of Orange: The Silent Prince

William Gerrit Van de Hulst. William of Orange: The Silent Prince. Translated by Alice Veenendaal. 8085 Kraft Ave S.E., Caledona, MI: Inheritance Publications: 1992. 142 pp. (ages 5-25) William of Orange: The Silent Prince is a soft-cover biography, (with illustrations!) translated from the Dutch for a younger audience! This young adult’s book recounts the exciting […]

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John Calvin’s Institutes and Ottawa County

The following essay was written in response to a scholarship offer made by the History Department of Grand Valley State University in Ottawa County, Allendale, Michigan. The scholarship demanded that in 2000 words or less, the student must explain what his or her favorite history book is. Owing to the fact that I did not […]

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Journey through the Night

Journey through the Night, by Anne Devries. First published in Dutch as Reis door de Nacht. Translated by Harry der Nederlanden. Paideia Press: St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada: 1978. For Ages 5–105. Journey through the Night is a fictional novel divided into four breath-taking volumes. Each exciting volume vividly recounts the spirit and tormented agony of […]

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Bruce is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church. This article was written for the 2002 Protestant Reformed Scholarship. Laodicea was a city of great economic importance in the days of the Apostles Paul and John. It would never need any economic assistance from any other churches, thus financially speaking it was secure. However, their […]

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The Right and Godly View of Discipline

Bruce is a member of Faith Protestant Reformed Church and is a second-year student at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. This is a Protestant Reformed Scholarship Essay. Baptism Form, Question 3: Do you promise and intend to see these children, when come to the years of discretion (whereof you are either parent or witness), instructed and […]

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