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Explanation of Emblem

The above emblem has been adopted by both the Steering Committee of the 1975 Young People’s Convention and the Beacon Lights. Its purpose is to remind us of the rich heritage which is ours through Christ.

Just as the circle above has neither beginning nor end, so has the eternal and unchangeable faithfulness of God been directed towards his Church throughout the ages.

From that faithfulness God has graciously given us His Word, and in that Word, we find what we sometimes call, The Five Points of Calvinism, or TULIP. They are as follows:

Total Depravity

Unconditional Election

Limited Atonement

Irresistible Grace

Perseverance of the Saints

In this connection, notice that the tulip in the picture has five points, and that it grows from the circle of faithfulness, becoming part of it.

In this day and age, when many are departing from these truths, let us be thankful for that faithfulness which we have enjoyed over the fifty years of our existence as Protestant Reformed Churches. Let us continue to pray that God will maintain us in that faithfulness even until Christ comes again in judgment.

God’s Covenant Faithfulness is the theme for the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of the Protestant Reformed Churches, and also the theme for the 35th Annual Young People’s Convention, to be held on the campus of Calvin College, the Lord willing, August 4-5, 1975.