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Secession: Sin or Christian Duty?

A Recurring Question A half year ago in our September issue (p. 14) I observed that developments within our denomination are compelling a lot of loyal church members to face the question whether they should remain in it or become part of a Bible–believing, confessionally Reformed church outside of it. The decision last year to […]

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Where is Berkouwer Leading?

A HOLE IN THE DIKE, Critical Aspects of Berkouwer’s Theology, by Carl Bogue. Mack Publishing Co., Cherry Hill, N.J., 27 pp., 1977, paper, $ .95. A HALF CENTURY OF THEOLOGY, by G.C. Berkouwer, William B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 268 pp. 1977, paper, $9.95. THE NEW SYNTHESIS THEOLOGY OF THE NETHERLANDS, by Cornelius Van Til, Presbyterian […]

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Philosophy and Scripture

The title of this article is the title of a new book by John C. Vander Stelt with the sub-title, A Study in Old Princeton and Westminster Theology. It is his doctoral thesis for the Free University at Amsterdam in the Netherlands and is published by Mack Publishing Co., Marlton, New Jersey. Dr. Vander Stelt […]

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Annual Meeting of Reformed Fellowship

One of the more interesting activities of the Reformed Fellowship over more than a quarter of a century has been the annual meeting. This is one occasion on which the “fellowship,” necessarily limited as the organization grew from a local group to a body of many hundreds spreading across and beyond the limits of two […]

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For God’s Inerrant Book

A Unique Meeting Extraordinary interest and possibly far-reaching influence characterized the unique meeting October 26–28 at Chicago of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Meeting at the Hyatt Regencv O’Hare were 284 men including some of the most widely known leaders in .the evangelical church world from a dozen countries, some as far away as […]

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Witness or Confess?

“Witnessing” There appears among our churches a growing concern for evangelism. One can only welcome efforts of church members to speak up for Christ wherever He gives them the opportunity to do so. Such activity is commonly being called “witnessing” and our churches are in various ways encouraging such “personal witnessing.” While the activity is […]

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Christian Charity Must Be Responsible

If someone comes to our door soliciting contributions to help the poor but with no very clear information · as to how this is to be done, I may be moved by his concern for the poor but will not likely be moved to contribute. Christian stewardship demands that I have some reasonable assurance that […]

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