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A Christian

Walks in the Light of God’s Word:             If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son […]

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Our Sacraments

What do our sacraments really mean to us? I am afraid that we are letting them become a mere formality. How many of us stop to think what our Baptism form means, until an infant is baptized in our church? And how many of us stop to think and meditate on the beautiful sacrament of […]

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Our Court Case

After all attempts at an out-of-court settlement failed, the case between The First Protestant Reformed Church, plaintiff, and Hubert De Wolf and his “consistory,” defendants, came up before Judge Thaddeus B. Taylor in the Superior Court of Grand Rapids. Proceedings and testimony before the court lasted from Tuesday, May 25, 1954 until Tuesday, June 15, […]

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Scraps and Facts

For some time, I have been collecting bits of interesting and informative anecdotes and facts concerning the plant and animal world about us. This article, therefore, will not be in the form of a running account, but rather a collection of scraps about familiar animals. Before the year 1850, there was not an English sparrow […]

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Reformed (So-Called) or Semi-Arminianism

Semi-arminianism is Arminianism in a reformed dress. It is a type of Arminianism that looks like a lamb but is really a wolf. To make good this statement requires that we first have regard to Arminianism proper. Its basic tenets are the following: 1) Faith is a condition to salvation. 2) The will of man […]

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Preparation: The Means of Grace

We must devote a few articles to the all-important subject of the means of grace in our discussion of “preparation.” This is of central importance in our entire series of articles, because all that we have discussed in past issues – catechism, society, consistorial service, etc. – means nothing apart from the means of grace. […]

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More About God

In 1924, the year marking the historic origin of our Protestant Reformed Churches, the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church expressed concerning Rev. Hoeksema that he was Reformed but with a tendency toward one-sidedness. Since that time, in various and repeated forms, the allegation has been made against our Protestant Reformed Churches that our doctrine […]

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Itchy Feet

Many people seem to have trouble with it. A person hardly knows what to do with such feet. One can rub them, beat them, or try all kinds of things to cure them, but they still itch. They itch when you go to bed, they itch when you get up (and that is worse – […]

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Acts 6,7

Introduction: The material of these two chapters can hardly be separated, and therefore, in our question-outlines we will treat it as a unit. The choosing of the seven deacons leads up to the narrative of Stephen’s dispute with those of the synagogue of the Libertines. And the latter in turn leads up to the narrative […]

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Entertainment

Entertainment is the amusement, pleasure or instruction derived from conversation, discourse, and argument. It is the pleasure which one receives from anything interesting which holds or arrests our attention. Whether alone or in a group, at home or away, young people have a desire to be entertained. Entertainment to break monotony of daily toils may […]

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