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New Pamphlet Exposes Promise Keepers Movement

A new pamphlet entitled “Promises, Promises, Promises….”, and recently published by the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church, directs its attention to a timely subject. In this publication, Rev. R. Cammenga evaluates the well-known “Promise Keepers” movement, now sweeping through the United States, from a “distinctively Reformed perspective” (preface). Witnessing the multitude of Christian churches and “reformed” […]

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Everywhere

The train continued its tireless traveling and the sound of the steel wheels against the rails never seemed to end. Billy sat in one of the passenger cars and knew that every moment he was being taken farther on his journey—farther from his home. * * * The jet gathered speed until at a critical […]

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Equal But Different Duties

Dear Editor, This is a good-natured rebuttal to Rev. Gritters’ article “Biblical Marriage” Part II. The section labeled “Second, the wife is not her husband’s equal,” is the part that I will focus on. I agree with the biblical idea of marriage, and of the different duties God has given man and wife. But the […]

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Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope by Pope John Paul II. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1994.   This book by the current Pope consists of a series of questions asked by journalist Vettorio Messori along with the Pope’s answers. Although displaying a learned broad philosophical background, the Pope in this book […]

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Admonish-Would You?

Hi! You and I are friends. Such close friends we are that whenever I am in trouble, I call you. When other people talk poorly about you, you call me. We talk. We talk a lot. Sometimes we talk about important things: God’s direction in our lives, choosing a college, picking the right career (we […]

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Witnessing: Why Is It Our Calling?

Witnessing can be done in different areas. To witness is very hard work! To do it right you must be humble, have knowledge in the scripture, do it boldly and to the glory and honor of God. Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:32, “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also […]

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Watching Daily at My Gates

For our meditations this month, we will briefly look at Biblical words and concepts that begin with the letter “C.   September 1 Read II Peter 1:1-12 CALLING—Simply put, this is the act of one who calls. But it can also mean a vocation or a summons, and the Bible usually refers to it in […]

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The Protest of Juanita

It is already several years ago that in American public schools, reading in the Bible and prayers were removed from the daily programs they have. After many discussions, the decision was made by the highest court in the nation. There is a woman who takes a personal pride in what she regards as a triumph […]

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The Martini-Church in Groningen

Far in the northeastern part of The Netherlands you find the city of Groningen (in the local tongue this is pronounced: Gron). It is the biggest city in that part of the country and I have been there many times over the years. The Martini-Church was built in the thirteenth century and the tower (96 […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit

The Spirit of Christ which is working in me Is known by the fruit which my neighbor can see. Does he see in me love? Not of self but of others- Do I show forth true joy to my sisters and brothers? Is there evident peace in the way that God leads? Is longsuffering shown […]

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The Battle at Milvian Bridge

It is not my aim in this essay to bore the reader with needless historical details nor to overwhelm with an abundance of names and dates. Instead, it is my goal to show Constantine the Great as an individual personality in a particular, specific culture and to discuss the significance of his “conversion” as it […]

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Promise Keepers

Promise Keepers: is it right or is it wrong? I interviewed a member of our churches, Dave, who attended the Promise Keepers Assembly at the Pontiac Silverdome. He said it was a revival of about 75,000 men. There was not one women except for the ones serving lunch. It was over a period of 2 […]

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Persecution – A Sign of the Times

In Matthew 24 the disciples asked Jesus how they would know when the end of the world was coming. Jesus responded in verses 5-9 by saying, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be […]

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