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Persecution in Colombia

Fanatical Roman Catholics in the name of Conservative politics are shedding blood in Colombia today. One year ago the town of EI Carmen in the state of Norte de Santander was the scene of a typical political-religious scourge. Two hundred armed policemen raided the town. Wherever a copy of the Bible was found the people […]

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Church and World

Catholic Catechism Released, New Sins are Addressed For the first time in over four centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has issued a new universal catechism. The new edition reaffirms some traditional tenets of the faith, clarifies certain issues of modern-day society, and identifies new sins. Among the sins defined in the catechism released Nov. 16 […]

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The 1992 Alliance of Reformed Churches

Sixty-two congregations sent representatives to the meeting of the Alliance of Reformed Churches held in Chicago from November 17 to November 19, 1992. Although most of the churches present came from the CRC areas of Ontario, Chicago, west Michigan and northwest Iowa. some delegates traveled from as far away as Idaho and Florida. Fifty-one of […]

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Church & World

Classis Submits Overtures for 1993 Ratification of Women in All Offices We want to call the attention of our readers to the overture submitted to Classis Grand Rapids East by First CRC. It comes in the political form of an Appeal designed to convince Synod 1993 of the error of Synod 1992. If the Appeal […]

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GRANDVILLE, MI (February 24, 1993) – Classis Grandville’s January 21 regular meeting voted down a proposal to lift the deposition status of Beverly CRC (independent) pastor, Rev. Art Besteman. After twice closing its doors for a two hour long executive session, classis also authorized its “ad hoc assistance committee” to “engage appropriate legal counsel, and if necessary pursue legal action with the […]

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• John E. Kim leads 15 churches, CRC’s Second-Largest Church to secession • First General Synod of Korean Reformed Presbyterian Church in America to meet in October; expected to have at least 9 classes, 55 congregations GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (August 9,1993) – Long-simmering Korean dissent against trends in the Christian Reformed denomination finally boiled over at […]

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Korean Secession from CRC “In Process”

At least half of the Korean members of the Christian Reformed Church in California are leaving the denomination. On September 13 five Korean CRC congregations and one independent Presbyterian church met at Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles to form the Presbytery of Los Angeles of the Korean Reformed Presbyterian Church in America. Rev. Young Ik […]

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Post Synod Unrest

Unrest in the wake of CRC synod ‘92 has focused on three basic issues: 1) the ecclesiastical disobedience to the decision of Synod ‘92 on the part of Eastern Avenue CRC, Church of the Servant CRC and other churches who have ordained women to the office of elder subsequent to the synodical decision (and Grace […]

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Church & World

Sizeable Group Secedes From Sanborn CRC ORANGE CITY, IOWA (October 4, 1994) RBPS – Amid much procedural confusion and charges of a lack of integrity, Classis of the Heartland has voted to affirm the work of its Interim Committee with regard to a secession from the denomination within its fourth-largest church. A special classis meeting […]

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (September 29, 1994) RBPS – In the wake of seven written protests and a storm of public criticism, Classis Grand Rapids East of the Christian Reformed denomination voted on September 15 to revise its July 21 decision “that classis permit its individual churches the freedom to decide whether or not the word […]

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