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Common Grace Revisited

With the passing of time, the common grace question takes on new aspects.  Especially is this true as regards the attitudes of the young people.  Those born within the past twenty years simply do not share with their parents the fervent feelings produced by personal involvement in the Battle of ‘24.  For the most part, […]

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Its Method and Result The composition of Scripture was thus conceived of as a conglomeration of patched and repaired myths, confused traditions, strange fancies, actual mistakes, and continual (year by year, century by century) emendations appended to or inserted in the text.  The implication was that the compilers, J.E.P. D and R. and their various […]

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Youth Views: The Protestant Reformed High School

This is a dream which is actually taking shape and becoming a very controversial subject.  The question is are we ready for our own high school?  This dream is to educate our children until they reach the college level with our own doctrine forming the background for this instruction.  What an ideal situation this would […]

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The Importance of Being Realistic

Well, if the sun is shining Thursday, the second of February, we will have six more weeks of winter.  The forecaster in this case is the common groundhog, who, when he awakes from his long winter sleep, will be frightened by his own shadow and crawl back into bed.  However, if the day is cloudy, […]

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Freedom of Speech in Our Church

Many people, in our Protestant Reformed circles feel that discussion on certain matters pertaining to the church, should be held at minimum.  They also think that opinions on such matters are out of place.  Is this the right attitude?  Does an individual have the freedom to speak his mind on any matter concerning the church?  […]

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Know Thyself?

Parents are subjective about their child.  The child is a part of themselves; an extension of themselves into the future.  This subjective viewpoint prevents parents from seeing some aspects of their child’s individuality.  They see what they would like others to see in themselves.  It is difficult for them to try to see their child […]

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Christianity Examined

“And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.”  Acts 11:26c   Jesus denominated himself as the one who was “the way, the truth and the life.”  Ever since the first century A.D. all believers who were of “this way” have been called Christians. Since the days of early Christianity the word “Christian” or “Christianity” […]

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The Year in Retrospect

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage faced by the writer of this department is that of meeting a deadline for the editor, a month before publication of each issue.  This is bad for at least two reasons.  First, the news is often old and well-discussed before it appears in Current Comments and the comments tend to be […]

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Hold Fast!

Jesus Himself, is speaking here, “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write.”  The glorified Savior is speaking to the apostle John on the isle of Patmos.  “These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and […]

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