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Survey…An Annotated Guide

REFLECTOR August American Reformed Church, P.O. Box 7321, Grand Rapids, Mich. Subscription Price: not mentioned This is the least impressive typographically of any Reformed periodical known to us (stenciled). We welcome its re-appearance, however, after some months of absence from the journalistic scene. Rev. A. B. Roukema, pastor of the Grand Rapids’ American Reformed Church, R. Faber and B. […]

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Survey…

BLUE BANNER FAITH AND LIFE July–September 3408 7th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 $1.50 per year This is a quarterly “devoted to expounding, defending and applying the system of doctrine set forth in the Word of God and summarized in the standards of the Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) Church.” Its editor is well-known to readers of this journal […]

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The 1966 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church

The Dekker Case . . . The most talked-about item on the agenda for the 1966 synod of the Christian Reformed Church (held in Pella, Iowa, June 8–16) was the “Dekker Case.” Some two and one-half years ago Prof. Harold Dekker, teacher of missions at Calvin Theological Seminary, had asserted that an obvious deficiency in […]

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Reform is Not Stifled by Creedal Commitment

A one-sided discussion has been going on in a neighboring journal for some months, and I have been itching to get in on it. I refer to the articles by Fred Baker and Lewis Smedes in recent issues of The Reformed Journal (October, ‘65, and January, ‘66), dealing with the propriety and morality of the Form […]

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What Dr. Eldersveld Said…

ABOUT THE NECESSITY OF SCRIPTURE… The Bible is not a volume of literary genius to admire; it is the revelation of divine grace to believe. It is not just one of the ten best books written by man; it is the only Book written by God. It is not the product of religious faith; it […]

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Persevere!

For those of us who live by the Word of God the word perseverance has a familiar sound, and it conveys immediately a rather precise meaning. Apart from this Scriptural context, however, this word says very little. It can be used in an evil as well as in a good sense. Perseverance as such is merely […]

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Viewpoint…

“JUST CALL ME DICK” “Ministers of God’s Word” have a real problem these days. Their problem is that they don’t know what to call themselves as they move among their fellowmen in twentieth century American society. The title “Reverend” seems so awkward. Besides, any high school graduate (or most any high school graduate) can tell you that the […]

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Scripture: Matthew 19:3–15; I Corinthians 13 Background: In the Bible we are repeatedly reminded of the many foes which the Christian must face throughout his life on earth. These foes arrange themselves not only against the Christian in his intimate, personal, covenantal relation to God; they also attack him in a variety of ways in the […]

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Church Discipline

We traced the idea of church discipline in our previous contribution to the fact that the Church is God’s temple, and that this holy place must be well-ordered and clean. “Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man destroyeth the temple of God, […]

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