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Wars and Rumors of War

As I sat down to begin writing this article, the news media was bringing us rumors of war. Perhaps, by the time you read this, our country will be at war. We had been attacked by terrorists, the World Trade Center lay in ruins, thousands of rescue workers were digging through the tons of rubble, […]

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The Fourth Man (12)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding Translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 12 The “Careful” Deacon (The last chapter told of the “conversion” of Ko Boelhouwer at whose farm the wagon of four men returning home on a dark and stormy night had broken a wheel. The four men had been chosen at […]

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Shorten Those Days

The Scripture speaks to us Of many tribulations In final days the Lord Pours out upon all nations. That time will soon be here! We see the signs around, When godliness and virtue Are mocked, and sin abounds. E’en in this land of ours, Supposedly so free, There’s tolerance for sin But none for you […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

November 1 Read Genesis 50:1-6 At the death of his father Joseph makes plans to carry out his father’s wishes. We might think that this might have been to bothersome to undertake. After all, he had to work through official channels to gain permission to leave Egypt. Joseph, even though he was second in power, […]

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Israel Also Tempted

Considering Israel and her battles with the temptations of music can help to reassure us in our battles against the devil in resisting worldly music. The past examples of temptations were put there not so we can say that it’s o.k. for us to fall into sin, but to encourage us in our battles, so […]

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Rev. Richard Moore

On April 7, 1938, Ralph and Stella Moore became the parents of Rev. Richard Moore. Rev. Moore was born in Miller, South Dakota. Growing up in Tyndall, South Dakota, Rev. Moore enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, fishing, hunting and golfing. Now he still likes to golf, but he has not had the occasion to […]

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The Lord Creates Evil (1)

Prof. Hanko is professor emeritus of the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, Michigan. Reprinted from the mission newsletter circulated in the UK by Covenant PRC. Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? (Amos 3:6). […]

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In Wittenberg

In the German city of Wittenberg still stands the church and the tower of the Palace Church, once the center of religious activities, because of Dr. Martin Luther. Prince Frederic III (called “the Wise”) put it at his disposal to become a bulwark of the Reformation. Luther can be seen on a painting made by […]

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Singing In Wittenberg

On September 24, 1997, 1000 Dutch Christians (Reformed) went to sing in the City Church of Wittenberg (Germany), where Dr. Martin Luther preached in his day. “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” has sounded there, and many other hymns and psalms, heard and seen on the television in The Netherlands, and all over Europe. This […]

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November 13, 354

Monica was a young wife who had longed for the birth of their child. And now finally, on this mid-November morn, he was here—a beautiful baby boy. She held him close. His tiny feet and hands, so perfectly formed, were a wonder to her. She wept for joy that God had given her this precious, […]

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