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Rev. Harlan G. Vanden Einde is pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. “WHAT ABOUT TOTAL DEPRAVITY?” From a Michigan reader comes a question about total depravity. In the context of the letter from which the question comes, there are a considerable number of references to Scripture which point to […]

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A California reader inquires about the propriety of our space ventures. “Do we have any business in going to the moon?” The reader points to Psalm 115:16 as probable evidence that we sin in trying to go to other planets: “The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah; but the earth he has given to the children of […]

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Harlan G. Vanden Einde is pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. From a Michigan reader comes a rather lengthy question that has to do with our attitude toward “parachurch groups.” I quote some parts of the letter from which the question is taken: “I am wondering, what does the […]

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Rev. Harlan G. Vanden Einde is pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The question of this reader is: “It says in the Bible if we pray in faith believing that God will hear liS, then he will answer our prayer. But if we have prayed in faith, relying on […]

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Harlan G. Vanden Einde is pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. A Canadian reader would like to know whether we should use the word “consistory” or “council” when referring to the local governmental body of the congregation in the Christian Reformed Church. I’m not sure whether there is a […]

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God-Centered Evangelism

This title of this article is not original with me. Many of you will recognize it as the title of a book authored by R. B. Kuiper in 1961, in which he makes a pica for “God-centered” rather than “man-centered” evangelism. If you have read the book, you know that he presents on its pages a […]

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Harlan G. Vanden Einde is pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. From a Michigan reader comes a question relative to witnessing. Since the consistory has the “responsibility to exercise the keys of the Kingdom,” the inquirer writes, “can an individual or group go door to door in neighborhood evangelism preaching […]

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Rev. Harlan G. Vanden Einde is pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. From a southern subscriber comes a series of questions, from which I select this one as being of most interest to our readers: “What meaning has the gown used by some ministers in the pulpit in this […]

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Rev. VandenEinde is pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Question – From a Michigan reader: “On the one hand the Bible states repeatedly and unmistakably that God will bring into judgment every act with every secret sin—of everyone of us –and at the same time, also repeatedly and unmistakably, […]

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Rev. Harlan C. Vanden Einde is pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Question – This question, from a reader in Idaho, arises in response to an article written by Simon C. Walburg in the January, 1977 issue of THE OUTLOOK. The author there laments the many versions of the […]

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