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“A Layman Looks at Inerrancy”

Two Different Views of Biblical Authority I imagine that many of us have wondered over the past several years why we’ve been “treated to” so many study reports over which people with equally high credentials cannot agree. Some say we are giving in to the spirit of the world while others say we are clinging […]

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Harry Boer the Heretic*

Harry Boer is a heretic to the extent that he asserts that the Bible has errors and in that he contradicts the Bible, the Belgic Confession (Article V) and the 1959 Christian Reformed Synod. Several consistories should protest, and through proper ecclesiastical procedure should forbid him from publicly or privately denying the inerrancy of the […]

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The Dream of Pilate’s Wife

When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. Matthew 27:19 It is always extremely difficult to properly evaluate or even understand the sufferings of the Man […]

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Are You on a Diet?

Diets and menus are a big part of a homemaker’s conversation. Don’t we eagerly exchange recipes, listen to different ideas and learn modern techniques? After all we are usually responsible for the preparation and serving of meals. Much time and thought goes into the selection of foods to include on our menus in order to […]

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The Verhey Case – Why Press It?

The case of Dr. Allen Verhey, which was before our Christian Reformed synods two and three years ago (and ought to have been settled then) again confronts the whole denomination as it is to reappear at our next synod. Why should this matter continue to trouble the churches? What makes it worth pursuing for more […]

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The Question Box

A Michigan reader reports that in a discussion group, the subject of infant baptism came up because they had just witnessed that sacrament in their church. Some wondered whether the wording of the form was too strong, since it seems to “imply that baptized children are saved at any age, since God does not negate […]

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The Doctrine of Christ: Introduction

When the Christian Faith is put in systematic form it is generally organized into six sections: theology (the Doctrine – the Biblical teaching – of God), anthropology (the Doctrine of Man), Christology (the Doctrine of Christ), soteriology (the Doctrine of Salvation), ecclesiology (the Doctrine of the Church) and eschatology (the Doctrine of Last Things). The […]

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ABRAHAM KUYPER: a biography, by Frank Vanden Berg. St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada: Paideia Press, 1978; 282 pp. $4.95, paper. Reviewed by Rev. Jerome Julien, Pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church, Pella, Iowa. Some men really stand out in the Reformed tradition. One of these is Abraham Kuyper. But as great as be was and […]

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What We Believe

This introduction to a proposed book on the Belgic Confession was sent in by our Christian Reformed missionary to the Philippines, Rev. J. Tangelder, for publication in the Outlook. The article seems especially appropriate and helpful in meeting current attacks on the creeds and questions in many minds about their rightful place. On this subject […]

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