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Be Ye Hearers…And Doers

“Hi! Whatcha doing tonight?” “I don’t know. ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ is showing at the theater. I heard that’s pretty good.” “Oh, yeah? We could do that—there’s nothing else to do.” “How about you? What are you doing tonight?” “Oh, my folks said I have to go to this dumb church-doing. I don’t know, some […]

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Wedding Plans (6)

John and Mary have set the date for their marriage, about six months away. This half year seemed to be a sensible interval, giving them ample time to make the necessary arrangements for the big event. They never realized that so much was involved in preparing for one short evening. This preparation involves trips to […]

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The Training of the Child

Often we have heard the Word of God found in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” The passage has raised questions in the minds of some. It does not always seem true that properly trained children do not […]

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Seducers Revealed and Reproved

We live in evil days when the foundations are destroyed and when it seems that “…the heathen are come into God’s inheritance.” The temple and the holy oracles have been defiled. (cf. Psalm 79:1) We live in days when “…the prophets make God’s people to err.” These prophets are the false prophets of Matthew 7:15, […]

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Reformed Point of View

“A first question in the Catechism is ‘What is the chief end of man?’ The response is, ‘to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.’ There are individuals who believe that the ultimate way of glorifying God is to win souls for Jesus Christ.” These are the first two sentences that appeared in a section […]

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George M. Ophoff: The Polemicist (24)

In our last article, we were talking about the basic reasons for the doctrinal controversy which troubled our Churches in the years preceding 1953. Our purpose in doing this is to describe the role which Rev. Ophoff played in this controversy, for he took an active part in the defense of the truth during those […]

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Disciples Indeed!

“Then said Jesus unto the Jews which believed in him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed, and ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31, 32 Jesus had an inner circle of disciples, called the twelve. They were not all real, spiritual learners. […]

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Death (2)

The next question given to this writer concerning death was the following: Does our son go to heaven imme­diately when we die, and if so, when such a death occurs, as mentioned in the last question of the last article, are we taken from heaven and put back on earth? The death referred to was […]

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A Preach-y Pistle to my Grandchildren

Beloved Children: Are you surprised that I would preach to you? Well, I am old (I can remember when a nickel could buy a package of gum, or a cup of coffee, or a coke, or a ride in a taxi that was called a Jitney Bus) enough to have the right to preach to […]

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