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The Three Loves of Professor Kuiper

Some months ago, not long after his eightieth birthday, the Lord took to himself one of his dear children. The death of Professor R. B. Kuiper on April 22 of this year has been noted earlier in this magazine. Now, however, we who were close to him in Reformed Fellowship Inc. and learned to love and […]

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The Editor’s Page…

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” This query of Israel’s sacred singer is one which keeps ringing through the souls of Christian believers in our day. It is not a question prompted by pessimism; rather is it a challenging call to look to the God of the covenant who loves righteousness and […]

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The Editor’s Page

In the last issue of TORCH AND TRUMPET attention was called to the present crisis in the sizeable and influential United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. A new confessional basis is being proposed which will officially approve of conflicting and contradictory teachings concerning God, salvation and the church. If adopted, this will spell the end […]

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A Look at Books

DE BRIEF AAN DE PHILIPPENZEN EN DE BHIEF AAN PHILEMON (Commentaar op het Nieuwe Testament) by H. M. MATTER. J. H. Kok, N.V., Kampen, the Netherlands, 1965, 128 pp. Fl. 11.25. In the series of the Commentaar op het Nieuwe Testament, Dr. H. M. Matter presents a commentary on Philippians and Philemon. This volume replaces the almost 30year-old […]

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IRBC’s Philosophy of Counseling: God Created Man to Work

We are now ready to take under our consideration the fourth foundational principle underlying IRBC’s philosophical model of counseling: God created man to work. This principle, as with the last one, primarily serves as the foundation for the Secondary Dominant Domains, particularly the Production Domain™. Introduction to the Production Domain The grounds for including labor […]

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Sunday Morning—1900

“The buggy is all hitched and the mare is prancing, Ma. Let’s go!” While Pa holds the horse steady, Ma and the six children climb into the buggy and snuggle down under the carriage robe. The four miles to town quickly slip by to the clippety clop of the horse’s feet, and the white steeple of the little […]

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The Requisite for Membership

Almost all churches are intent on numerical growth. Most ministers in particular are eager to see the membership of their churches increase by leaps and bounds. That attitude is not necessarily wrong. Provided those who are added to the church are saved, additions most certainly are cause for warm gratitude. But not infrequently the desire for numerical […]

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The Importance of the Organized Church

EVERY believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is a member of His mystical body. That is the unmistakable teaching of Holy Scripture. His very faith constitutes the believer a member of Christ’s body. And since that body is identical with what theologians call the invisible church, it may be put down as an indisputable fact that every true […]

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The Church on the “Hinge” of History

Some time ago I asked an aging pastor friend: “If you had one piece of advice to offer the church, what would it be?” His answer was apt “Stay anchored to the Rock and be geared to the times.” By this he meant that the church must preserve the faith “once for all delivered to the saints,” and propagate it […]

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