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A Little Isn’t So Bad? (1)

Intentionally or unconsciously, this argument can often be used by Christians in an attempt to justify one’s actions. A young Christian may rationalize under-age drinking, wrongful sharing of schoolwork, attending movies, telling dirty jokes, or disobedience to parents. The older Christian may justify (a little) excess drinking, coveting material things, watching movies or television sitcoms […]

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Living In Sin!

When I was a young man back in early 1950, smoking was the cool thing to do, however, we were warned not to start smoking until we reached the age of 21, otherwise it might stunt our growth. Now 50 years later we learn that smoking is a devastating health problem. Smoking of tobacco products […]

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The Fourth Man (19)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 19 Sunday Morning Rev. Buddingh had been brought to Hilversum during the night so that his presence in the village would not be detected. He was to preach to the Secessionist congregation the next morning, and the congregation knew that, if […]

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Rev. Michael De Vries

Rev. Michael De Vries hails from “the tall corn state” of Iowa. He was born on July 31, 1953, during very troubled times in the Protestant Reformed Churches. He was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the first child of Vernon and Marilyn De Vries. He and his family were originally members of the Pella Protestant Reformed […]

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Called To Be A Light Even When It Hurts

One of the hardest barriers to overcome when knowing that we are the elect of God, is the knowledge that our family members may not be. When we truly have heart conviction from God, we acknowledge that apart from Him it is impossible to know peace, joy and hope. It’s one thing to tell of […]

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The Psychological Effects of Music

If you have been following the Music articles, you have noticed that we have brought the brief historical sketch of music up until the present. This means that we are to start to consider a different sphere of music. What I would like to consider next is the psychological effects of music. Music plays a […]

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July 10, 1553

Trumpets blew. Banners flew. A new Queen for England—Hooray! But the crown weighed heavily upon the head of the sixteen-year-old girl. It was a time of great upheaval in government and religion. A King ruled here and promoted the cause of the Reformation. A Queen ruled there and promoted the cause of the Catholic Church. […]

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