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Speaking the Truth

“1. A false statement deliberately presented as being true; falsehood. 2. Something meant to deceive or give a wrong impression.” This, according to the American Heritage Dictionary Second College Edition of 1982, is part of the definition of the word “lie” when it is used as a noun. It serves as a starting point in […]

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Jonathan and David attend the Protestant Reformed Mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where their father is missionary. Jonathan & David submitted this essay in 10th grade Bible at Trinity Christian School. Christ’s salvation began from eternity and will only be finished when He comes finally to bring us to glory. Christ’s salvation is taking place from […]

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The Fourth Man (7)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding Translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 7 A City on a Mountain (Editor’s Note: The author is giving us pictures of different aspects of life in the Netherlands in the early 1800s. But, while giving us these snapshots, as it were, he is also giving us information […]

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Rev. Gise Van Baren

On May 3, 1932, Rev. Gise Van Baren became the son of John and Grace Van Baren. He was born at home in South Holland, Illinois. As a boy, Rev. Van Baren attended South Holland Christian School. When he started attending this school, it was a two-room school with eight grades. It had outhouses for […]

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That Hand

The hand of him was large and ominous and in its presence they all quaked with fear for then they knew that they had done amiss that hand, that grasp: at times no one seemed near. All day and night that hand would not release they struggled, squirmed, but all to no avail for in […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

May 1 Read Genesis 1:1-8 In the beginning is the way the Bible and the book of Genesis begins. Some have declared the first part of this book not needed for the church of today. But this book of the Bible was given to the church of all ages to teach them about the beginning […]

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An Introduction to the History of Music

I have been asked to write the music articles that Beth DeVries had been writing since she will be moving to Northern Ireland to get married. I would like to try something new. What I am planning on doing is starting with the history of music and leading into other things pertaining to music. For […]

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Raucous, fighting, clumsy, irritating eater of scraps and dead fish: until the seagull is in the air, it is not an impressive bird, but with all air under its wings, it becomes a glorious reflection of the symmetry and grace of our Creator. Today I leaned against the wind atop a sixty-foot dune. With the […]

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The Marks of the True Church

Rev. Hanko is missionary/pastor of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Reprinted from the mission newsletter circulated in the UK by Covenant PRC. That the true church of Christ can be found in the world is evident from Christ’s promise: “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against […]

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