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Viewpoint… A Fine Voice from Free University

The Free University in Amsterdam is held in high esteem by many in the Christian Reformed Church. Several of our ministers have received their entire theological training there and many others have attended that institution for the pursuance of doctoral studies. Through these men who have studied there and also through the many scholarly publications of […]

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The Bible credits Solomon with being a very wise man. Yet his wisdom, wealth, power and prestige brought temptations which overcame him. An Oriental king must have a harem and the greater the king, the greater should be the harem. With the adulation that came to him from every quarter as his reputation grew, especially these […]

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Kuyper on the American Church Scene

Abraham Kuyper and other Calvinist leaders in the Netherlands who shared his views and followed his lead have recently come under sharp criticism for continuing the mistaken medieval tradition of trying to achieve or maintain the ideal of a single religious-political community. They have been called “Christian sacralists.” Our immigrants who have come especially to Canada in […]

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Book Review: Kuyper in Context, But Also for Today

Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction By Craig G. Bartholomew. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, $40.00, 365 pages. Reviewed by: Mr. Gerry Wisz For most reading Christians, whether Reformed or not, Abraham Kuyper and his influence are the stuff of bygone days, when it was still possible to gain a public hearing as […]

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The Christian and the World

(What is the significance of Dr. Abraham Kuyper for the “problem of the relation of the Church to the world of culture”? Dr. Runner sets himself to describe Kuyper’s contribution in the concrete context of considerable difference of opinion in today’s Reformed community.) This default on the part of the Calvinists of the Reformation period with […]

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The Christian and the World

(In our April 1955 issue Dr. Runner began his historical survey of this subject. The April installment began with a review of the thinking of “the second-century Apologists…the anti-gnostic Fathers and…the Fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries.” Dr. Runner concluded this phase of his discussion in the previous issue. Here our esteemed author turns […]

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Concerning the Antithesis

(Translation and comment by Henry R. Van Til) And here I come to the Antithesis.* The more one chooses to close his eyes of the reality of the Antithesis the more he will weaken the Coalition. But the opposite is also true; the more sharply ones focuses his eyes on the Antithesis, the more firmly the Coalition will stand. […]

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Christian Witness Requires Christian Organization

On the question as to the necessity in our land and time, of separate Christian organizations rather profoundly different views are currently being propagated in Christian Reformed circles. There has been, it is true, a variety of emphases. Some plead for the organization of Christian pressure groups within existing American organizations; some have urged that the Christian confessor bear his […]

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Kuyper and Politics

How can the US Congress prevent the establishment of religion while also insuring the free exercise of religion? Are concepts such as justice and rights inherently religious? (The American Declaration of Independence states that rights come from the Creator.) How can we fully discuss issues such as prayer in public schools, abortion and civil rights […]

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Salvation – Personal or Corporate?

“Everything in the work of redemption is personal, individual, and prepared for each person. Everything has its own address and name and title. It is not a retail store where things are sold and, therefore, everyone can take according to his own choosing. It is a palace where gifts are distributed and the gift is […]

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