July/August

Take It – or Leave It?

For its entire history the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) has operated on the standards of 1) the Word of God, 2) the confessions, and 3) the Church Order. The CRC 1994 Synod decided on the basis of these standareis that the office of elder,... next...

Report on Synod 1995

INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS The 1995 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church, meeting from June 13 to June 21 in Grand Rapids at Calvin College, marks a definite watershed in the official direction of the CRC. The procedures used in arriving at certain... next...

The Undisciplined Synod

What did the Christian Reformed Synod of 1995 do? In many circles the answers to that question will revolve around 1) the vote to continue ecclesiastical fellowship with the Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (GKN) in spite of the ringing endorsement... next...

Address to PCA General Assembly

To the reader of this column: This column is rather different this month than the usual. Several months ago, I wrote a coupleof articles on the subject of Biblical ecumenicity. ln them, I pleaded for local churches like yours, and challenged... next...

India: Church Planting Jesus’ Way

I met Suresh on Sunday morning, January 29, 1995 in Hyderabad, India. He was a student in the School of Evangelism and was to be my interpreter at a small church gathering that morning. It was last November that I had recejved a phone call from... next...

Encouragements for Cultivating Holiness

The cultivation of holiness is demanding. Thomas Watson called it “sweating work.” Happily, God provides us with several motives to holiness in His Word. To encourage us in the pursuit of holiness, we need to keep our eyes focused... next...

The “Signs of the Times”: Tribulation (IV)

In our introduction to the biblical teaching regarding the “signs of the times,” we noted that these signs often stress the antithesis in history between the kingdom of God and the powers of evil. The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ... next...
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