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Response

Thanks for the opportunity to comment on this reaction to my letter to the President. I did not intimate that homosexual vice was the only sin of Sodom which called for divine judgment, and Ezekiel 16:49,50 certainly doesn’t say that its only sin was robbing the poor—it mentions in particular its “detestable things.” Go back to […]

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Presbyterians on Church Office

This article is a response to a new book, Order in the Offices. It is an important response at this time when Reformed and Presbyterian believers are working toward closer ties. The Editors ORDER IN THE OFFICES: Essays Defining the Roles of Church Officers, Mark R. Brown, editor. Published by Classic Presbyterian Government Resources, 807 Peachdale […]

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The Covenant Idea In the Reformed Churches

The Reformed churches constitute one of the large and influential families of the historic Christian  church. Taking their rise in the reformatory movements in German and French speaking Switzerland, they spread first of all to such neighboring countries as Germany, Hungary, France, the Netherlands and Great Britain and from there by means of colonization, migration […]

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Reflections on Church Union

based on: The Challenge of Church Union, Cornelius Van Dam, editor, Winnipeg, Premier Publishing, 1993 When our Lord offered His high priestly prayer, He fervently asked of the Father “that they may all be one.” The fragrance of that petition continues to haunt the souls of all who truly know and love Him. Little has […]

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Textual Catechism Preaching

This article first appeared in the October 1987 issue of The Outlook. This suggested approach to catechism preaching was prepared for some seminary students and may interest our readers. The Christian Reformed Church Order states (Art. 54b) “At one of the services each Lord’s Day, the minister shall ordinarily preach the Word as summarized in […]

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Pastor Paula

Pastor Paula Irik is a minister of the combined congregation of the Nassau and Prinsesse churches (Reformed, GKN and “state,” HK) in Amsterdam. Nederlands Dagblad, a Dutch periodical, relayed from the Waarheidsvriend the report of an interview with the minister which appeared in her church’s monthly bulletin, which we translate. The occasion for the interview […]

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