Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2014’

Pastor Portraits: Rev. Jon Blair

“Take care of my grandson, he’s going to be a preacher some day!” That startling statement was made by my grandmother over thirty years ago, when I introduced to her my bride to be. Insofar as I can recall, the thought of being a minister had never crossed my mind up to that point. Little did we know what the …

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The Movie Left Behind – Does it Bring Biblical Prophecy to Life?

The movie Left Behind, claims to portray events from the Book of Revelation that will occur in this present age and is based on a bestselling 1995 novel. In the movie trailer for Left Behind, one reads, “In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are …

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So, What Is The Church Anyway?

As a son of the late Rev. Walter Grossmann, who was the Stated Clerk of the Eureka Classis from 1935 to 1956, the undersigned has fallen heir to a great many of his papers and other effects. For those twenty-one years (1935 -1956) the Eureka Classis successfully continued as the Reformed Church in the United States after refusing to join …

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Is Regular Church Attendance Necessary For Christians?

By Elder John Bender I once was presented with the opinion that church attendance was not necessary to be a Christian and was asked to show where the Bible said that we need to attend church. In addition, regular church attendance has been on the decline as the years have gone by. I once had a conversation with a man …

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Why Did John Calvin and the Reformers Forbid All Images of the Divine Persons?

One question I am frequently asked as a Reformed pastor is why I believe all images of the divine persons of the Trinity are sinful. This is my reply. Historically, Reformed churches have taught that all images, statues, and paintings of Jesus Christ (and of the Father and the Holy Spirit) are violations of the Second Commandment: “You shall not …

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