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The Law of God

sDuring the month of November, we as Protestant Reformed young people will gather around our families table on a special day to eat lots of tom-turkey with all the trimmings. Since this day is special we will be full of joy and will want to pack in all the fun and games we can until, […]

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The Bible: How Does it Teach?

“Thou hast commanded us to keep Thy precepts diligently”- Psalm 119:4 The attentive reader will remember that this little series was triggered by a visit which your “pastor” received from four College students, who presented a series of questions concerning the “Bible.” These questions were all some­how related to the leading question “Is the Bible […]

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Television 1984

Rev. Truthgood had just preached on Paul’s words in I Cor. 6:9. He explained the text decorously, presented it comprehensively and uncompromisingly and applied it inspiringly and relevantly. (But what text could be more relevant?) Everyone, including the elders, for they had suggested he preach on the passage, thought it a timely and much needed […]

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Seek Ye the Lord in Your Decisions in Life

Beloved Covenant Youth; Our text from which you have taken your theme implies that we must make decisions. “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found,” implies that we make a decision in fact to seek the Lord. The Scripture is full of language that teaches us that in life there are many decisions […]

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In Defense of History

An alarming but also understandable statement appears in an article entitled “Repeating History’’ (National Review, September 16, 1977.) “At every level of schooling in America, the study of history has been declining,” says Russell Kirk. For those of us who have been busy in a workshop sponsored by the Federa­tion of Protestant Reformed Christian Schools […]

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How Much He Gives

We often thank Him so little. For the highest means He has provided. That we may continually see all of His glory. And express our gratitude for His daily care.   How much we take for granted! Our Maker, who formed our very senses. Hath given each a distinctive voice. That in His presence we […]

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Giving Thanks Always For All Things

At this time of the year it is customary throughout our country to observe a National Thanksgiving Day. Since 1941, Thanksgiving Day has been set by an act of Congress as the fourth Thursday of November. It’s a day in which we are to give thanks for National Prosperity, for the “perfect union” of our […]

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George M. Ophoff (18)

We were talking in our last article about the work require of Rev. Ophoff during his years in the pastoral ministry in Hope and Byron Center. And we em­phasized especially the labors of the Seminary. While we intend to speak of this a bit more in detail at some future date, this is probably as […]

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An “E” Pistle to my Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: You will have noticed the date line in the upper right hand corner of my letter. Yes, September one! And you have just received it November one. Postmaster Moelker warned me about that. The mail moves so slowly these days by dog-sled, by rowboat (have you any idea how long it takes to […]

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