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Christianizing the World? (1)

Is this the calling of the church? Is this the calling of the Reformed young man or woman? Is this the purpose of the Christian education of Reformed young people, especially of the higher education of Reformed young people? If we are to believe the Christian Reformed Church, especially its high schools and colleges, including […]

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Dare to be a Calvinist

The members of two local churches shake off the dust from their clothes, look at each other with silly grins, and then laugh at themselves. It takes some work to even remember what the fight was all about—something about “predestination” they reckon. Now it all seems pretty silly. After all, we’re all decent people and […]

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Pamphlet Reviews

1. A Defense of Calvinism As The Gospel – by Rev. David Engelsma. Evangelism Committee of South Holland Protestant Reformed Church, 24pp. Free. Reviewed by DH. a) This valuable gem of writing makes five preface reasons for purposes of distribution: 1) It is a basic explanation of Calvinism for the non- reformed. b) It is […]

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Clowns and Calvinists

We know a lot about Calvinists. We’ve heard of Calvin cadets or young male Calvinist-to-be, student Calvinists in training. We’ve heard of Calvinettes, little female trainees in Calvinism. At least that is what the names denote, although one wonders just how much, if any, training and practice in real Calvinism is involved. We, happily, rub […]

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Calvinists in a Capitalistic Environment

We, as elect children of God, are called to live in this world, but not to be of this world. In this paper we will discuss this truth with relationship to our country’s economic system. Capitalism, as defined by Webster, is “an economic system based on private property, competition, and the production of goods for […]

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Calvinists and Calvinism

CALVINISTS AND CALVINISM Calvinism is that Reformed principle which fundamentally stands on the truth of the Godhood of God. Calvinism, as no other system of doctrine, exalts the absolute sovereignty of God. The center and unifying principle of this system is the glory of the Lord God Almighty. In younger days, the catechetical question was […]

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“In the beginning of the seventeenth century, Arminianism rose as a necessary and wholesome reaction against scholastic Calvinism, but was defeated in the Synod of Dordt, 1619, which adopted the five knotty canons of unconditional predestination, limited atonement, total depravity, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints . . . The Bible gives us […]

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A Letter to an Arminian About: Calvinism

Dear Mr. R— Thank you for the passages of Scripture to which you direct my attention in connection with the truth of Christ’s particular atonement.  When I do as you suggest, namely, compare Isaiah 53:1 with John 12: 37-40, I do not find anything to deny that the atonement is anything but particular or limited […]

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An Undesirable Change

A news reporter from one of the Chicago daily papers recently attended a Presbyterian Church in the city. After the service he interviewed Rev. Richard S. McCarrol, the assistant to the super­intendent of the Chicago Presbytery’s Church Extension Board. During the interview, Rev. McCarrol reported to him the following: “Today the Calvinistic doctrine of pre­destination […]

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Korea

Korea: The situation in the world has become very tense again because of fighting between north and south Korea. The northern part of Korea is under control of the Soviets, while the southern part was given the freedom to vote its demo­cratic government under protection of the United Nations and especially the United States. The […]

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The Calvinist as a Citizen

In the booklet Youth Speaks on Calvin­ism, the author of the chapter entitled “The Calvinist as a Citizen”, contends that the principle of Calvinism must be applied to the political sphere as well as to all other spheres. He believes that history proves the possibility of working out such a program. In 1878 Dr. A. […]

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Youth and Calvinism

It was suggested to us that we write an editorial about a booklet which has been published by a group of people who call themselves “The Youth and Calvinism Group”. The title of the booklet which was released is “Youth Speaks on Cal­vinism” and it was written by a group of young men in Grand […]

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Youth Speaks On Calvinism

This is the title of a pamphlet published by Baker’s Book House and put out by the Youth and Cal­vinism Group. Apparently this is a group of Calvin College students who wish to present their views to the Christian Reformed Church. In the preface it is called a Report, a Confession, a Criticism, a Plea. […]

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Think on This

(A reader from the Christian Ref. Church)   Most of us, I presume, are aware of the widespread difference between Calvinism and Arminianism, and undoubtedly have heard frequent denunciations of the latter, especially in Protestant Reformed circles. You may have heard your pastor or society president further characterize Arminianism a man-centered and Reformed (Biblical) truth […]

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