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God’s Grace and Man’s Will

By Professor Robert D. Decker

We begin by calling the readers’ attention to two passages of Scripture. The first is Deuteronomy 30:19, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” The second is Romans 9:16 and 18: “So then it is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy…. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he (God) will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.” Are these two passages contradictory? After all, Deuteronomy says, “choose life,” but Romans 9 plainly states, “it is not of him that willeth, but of God who shows mercy on whom he wills.” To choose is an act of the will. Again, does Romans contradict Deuteronomy?

Zion’s Cornerstone: A Stone of Stumbling

By Prof. Herman C. Hanko

I Peter 2:7-8: “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”

Beloved in the Lord Jesus Christ,

I chose to make a sermon this past week on this passage because of the conference that you are holding here in Holland the last two weeks and that will be concluded this week, the Lord willing. I chose this passage because it is a passage that stresses so strongly the truth of the absolute sovereignty of God, the truth that must be maintained in order to understand properly the place of the will of man in sovereign election and reprobation.

Rev. Daniel Holstege

Introducing Rev. Daniel Holstege

Holland Protestant Reformed is happy to introduce Rev. Daniel Holstege. We’ve been without a pastor for over a year, so we’re grateful to God that Rev. Holstege was installed as a Protestant Reformed minister in our church on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Rev. Holstege gave his first sermon as an ordained minister on Sunday, October…

The challenges of bringing the gospel to those who have little or no knowledge of the Truth

The Domestic Mission Committee of the Protestant Reformed Churches hosted two Missions Seminars this past week, March 23 and 24. Each evening featured a speech followed by an open discussion with a panel of ministers and attendees. Rev. Arie den Hartog and Rev. Ron Van Overloop spoke on the topic The challenges of bringing the gospel to those who have little or no knowledge of the Truth.

Following are some notes from the seminars:

Lámpara es tu’ Palabra

La Palabra de Dios

Dios es tan grande que nosotros no podemos conocerle a menos que Él se revele a sí  mismo a nosotros. Él es tan grande que nosotros no podemos verlo ni tocarlo (1 Tim. 6:16), por eso Él se revela a nosotros como nuestro Señor y Salvador por medio de su Palabra. Nosotros no debemos estar sorprendidos por eso ya que el hablar es el principal medio de comunicación entre nosotros, quienes fuimos creados a su imagen.