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Cornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought

by John M. Frame, reviewed by William Edgar The significance of Cornelius Van Til in recent Christian thought can hardly be overstated. His writings have generated intense discussion among friends and foes alike. Until now nearly everything... next...

Special Meeting of RCA’s Muskegon Classis Discusses HOlUosexuality, Scripture, Salvation Apart from Christ

GRAND HAVEN, MICH. (February 2, 1996) URNS — Is the Reformed Church in America broad enough to include a local congregation whose senior pastor “proposes that Jesus Christ may not be the only window toward God,” believes that... next...

Book Review: Studies in Calvin

W.H. Neuser, ed. Calvinus Sacrae Scripturae Professor: Calvin as Confessor of Holy Scripture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994 (277 pages, $ 24.99 US). Reviewed by N.H. Gootjes. No one doubts that Calvin, who lived more than four hundred years ago... next...

Deacons: Another Look at an Important Work

Periodically, it is important to revisit the basics of our work in the Lord’s church. Marriage partners should re-read Eph. 5:21ff; preachers should not neglect to preach on John 3:16 or Eph. 2:1–10 on a regular basis so as to remind... next...

Lessons from Haggai (3): Haggai 1:2

Upon the Jews’ cessation of rebuilding the temple, they languished in complacency and indifference. The unfinished temple project was no longer a priority. The very reason for their having come back to Jerusalem was no longer even on their... next...

Toleration and Schism in the CRC

Toleration and schism. Toleration is one of the great virtues of our time. Toleration is a benevolent attitude to views or practices different from one’s own. The tolerant accept and cooperate with those who are distinct insome significant... next...

Historic Pre-millenialism

In my previous article, introducing the subject of the millennium and various ntillennial views, I noted that one of the major types of views is often termed “premillennialism.” In this type of view, it is argued that Christ’s... next...

The Dialect of Confessional Indifference

We have been spending time the past couple of months reflecting on common statements made pertaining to issues within the church that reveal a sense of confessional indifference. Here is another one. THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO WORSHIP Much... next...

Fruit Bearing Christians

Spring is approaching and many of us are taking inventory of our gardening tools, preparing flower beds and plowing the garden. No, an article from Farm Journal hasn’t slipped into the Outlook. I am not suggesting how to have a more successful... next...

In Memoriam: Rev. Henry Vander Kam (1917–1996)

In the early afternoon of January 11, I, as a close friend of Henry Vander Kam, received notice that our brother, Henry Vander Kam, had the day before departed this life to be forever with the Lord in glory. He was born on November 8, 1917,... next...
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