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Anniversary Story

In Commemoration of the Twenty-Fifth Year of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America   At Thy command man fades and dies And new-born generations rise; A thousand years are passed away, And all to Thee are but a day; Yea, like the watches of the night, With Thee the ages wing their flight -THE PSALTER […]

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Twenty-five Years Hence

At this occasion much has been said and much has been written about the development of the Protestant Reformed Churches during the last twenty-five years. We feel that this is proper espec­ially if we look at our history as the work of God and view the events con­nected with the growth of our churches in […]

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Abiding in the Truth

It is by the grace of our God that we may mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the existence of our denomination of churches and in doing so we may humbly say with Jeremiah, “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed for His compassions, they fail not. Great Is Thy Faithfulness”. We […]

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Our Distinctive Heritage

Summary of the address of Rev. Herman Hoeksema given at the 25th Anniversary Mass Meeting, Grand Rapids area. Reported by Roger Faber   The topic of Reverend Hoeksema’s ad­dress was “Our Distinctive Heritage”. He defined our heritage as the truths and doctrine handed down to us from the fathers of the church. Our heritage is […]

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Following

Summary of the address given by Prof George M Ophoff at the 25th Anniversary Mass Meet­ing of all Michigan Protestant Reformed Young People, held in Hudsonville, April 11, 1950. Reported by Mae Byksma.   As you have been informed, my sub­ject is “Following”. But I want to make this subject very definite, which I do […]

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Why?

This address was given at the 25th Anniversary Mass Meet­ing of all Michigan Protestant Reformed Young People, held in Hudsonville, April 11, 1950.   Young people, I feel extremely out of place, speaking to you this evening. I do not speak to you tonight as an author­ity, but it is my sincere hope that what […]

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A Basic Problem

Some time ago we called your atten­tion to the food problem and again we wish to call attention to a related prob­lem, which is facing us all, and which we wish to call a basic problem. It is our agricultural problem. From the follow­ing quotations you will all agree that we must do something about […]

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John 20:19 – 21:25

LESSON LXIV. Jesus Appears To His Disciples (John 20:19-23) The Appearance, vss. 19, 20. John mentions only four of Jesus’ ap­pearances. These He evidently considers sufficient for his purpose in writing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Last time we noticed how Christ manifested Him­self to Mary Magdalene. Here He ap­pears to the disciples as […]

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The Church Building: Exclusively for Religious Purposes

Questions on The Church Building and Manners Dear Schuiler: There seems to be an opinion among same people that the church building is to be used exclusively for religious purposes. According to this opinion any form of “eating or drinking” in the church itself is positively sinful. Can you find any Scriptural support for this […]

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Nearby

Nearby by Elizabeth Yates published by Coward MaCann Inc. It was during the recent war that the story depicted in this novel was supposed to have taken place. Nearby was a little New England town, whose inhabitants were nearly all of Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Irish stock. The swamplands with beauty in nature, but ugliness in human […]

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