Reformed Herald Articles

Editorial – The Value of Life

What is the difference between a toy and a treasure?  Both can sparkle and look very important and valuable.  Both can bring joy to you at first.  Yet an enormous difference in value is seen from the cheap plastic toys around us to the true treasures we might possess.  Well, how do you value human life: like a toy, or ...

Reflecting on Christmas Once More

I pray Christmas was a time of great joy for you and your family. After all, it is the time of year that Christians everywhere celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. But for many, the joy of the Christmas season begins after December 25th, because until that point Christmas has become a time of anxiety and stress. Shopping ...

Working at Hope Haven

As most readers of the Reformed Herald understand, the RCUS has given financial support to Hope Haven for many years.  We have had various ministers serve on its Board of Directors. Since I have been working at Hope Haven for the last 18 months, I was asked to write about my experiences. Hopefully, this article will give you some additional ...

Introduction to the Interchurch Relations Committee

The mandate for unity: Over the years the RCUS has maintained relationships with other churches collectively as denominations and the relationships are called “fraternal.” It is logical that the RCUS should seek out fellowship with churches which are like-minded in terms of doctrine and practice. There is a unity that already exists in a common confession because it is unity ...

Biblical Principles of Church Unity – Synod of the RCUS (Abstract 2008:47-55)

  The attribute of unity in the church is a necessary doctrine because God has constituted the church to be the undivided body of our Lord Jesus Christ. The necessary unity of the body of Christ is analogous to the union of the members of the human body. In describing that analogy, the Apostle Paul declares, “As the body is ...

Press Release North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council 2015

  The forty first annual meeting of the North American Presbyterian Reformed Council (NAPARC) was held November 10th – 12th, 2015 at the Quebec Inn at Québec City, QC. This Council Meeting was hosted by the Église réformée du Québec. Each Council session was opened with scripture reading, devotions and prayer. On November 11th, the Canadian Remembrance Day was observed ...

A Christian Reflection on Islamic Terror in France

[This letter is reprinted with permission from the December 2015 Foi et Vie Reformees newsletter of Reformed Faith and Life, an organization which the RCUS supports through our Foreign Ministries guidelines. – Editor] Dear Friends, Clash of civilizations and dislocation of moral norms As you will have heard, about a month ago France was hit by the bloodiest terrorist attack ...

Why do I always have the plank and my brother always has the speck?

“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother,`Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?  Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see ...

Obituary for Clayton L. Greiman (January 25, 1936 – November 10, 2015)

Obituary for Clayton L. Greiman January 25, 1936 – November 10, 2015 Garner, Iowa   [Elder Clayton Greiman was Treasurer for the Synod of the RCUS from 1990-2003.  Even after this time, he served as an invaluable resource to the Executive Committee of the Synod.  He will be sorely missed by the entire RCUS, and we are thankful to God ...

New Members

HELP YOUR PASTOR Dear reader—the Reformed Herald is in great need of articles for the next several issues.  Please encourage your pastor to submit a recent sermon or Bible Study or Sunday School that you found edifying.  Share the blessings of the gospel ministry with your fellow readers.  We also welcome articles from Sunday School teachers and any church member ...

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