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It could only be expected that Classis West would take the same action against the Rev. Henry Danhof, minister of the First Christian Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan, since he had openly declared, already before synod, that he would not cease opposing the error of common grace and the three points. In the meantime, there […]

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George M Ophoff: His Last Years (27)

Now the story is quickly told. It seems as if the Lord had preserved Rev. Ophoff for this last struggle; and now that the struggle was over, the Lord was ready to take him from the battle. Already in 1952, the year before the split, Rev. Ophoff entered the hospital for stomach surgery. The pressures […]

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Rev George Ophoff: The Polemicist (26)

In our last article, we gave to our readers a quote from one of Rev. Ophoff’s Standard Bearer articles in which he began his attack upon the conditional theology which was being taught in out circles and which led to the schism of 1953. It is not our purpose to enter into the entire controversy […]

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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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George M. Ophoff: Polemicist (23)

 Although the words “polemics” and “polemicist” are bad words in our day, nevertheless, the faithful servant of God must engage in polemics and be a polemicist if he is to be faithful to the cause of Christ in the world. The Scriptures enjoin this calling upon us, although telling us that we must always give […]

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George M. Ophoff: His Work as Professor (19)

In the last article we talked briefly about Rev. Ophoff’s labors in the congre­gation of Byron Center. If you recall what we wrote, you will also remember that our emphasis was upon the fact that Rev. Ophoff was particularly called by God to the work of professor in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches. […]

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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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