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Yes, a day to remember . . . But remember what? The mighty acts of God! Generally we remember the World Wars and the soldiers fighting at this time to preserve or achieve freedom. This is good. But ultimate freedom comes from God, freedom from sin and freedom to serve Him.
Order your Remembrance Day package today to help you remember the mighty acts of God and to teach these to your children.
1x DVD: League of Grateful Sons $16.00
- the Second World War at Iwo Jima
1x Childrens Book: It Began with a Parachute $7.90
- World War II
1x Adult Historical Novel: In This Hour $13.90
- World War II and the Floods of 1953
1x Adult Eyewitness account: Theatre in Dachau $12.90
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Some new, Some old!
I pity a community that speaks about the tone and not about the contents and spirit of a matter.
The brotherly tone may not conceal any truths which justice demands to speak.
Some people are only frightened when the polemic tone becomes sharp.
I am frightened when the matter is confused even when the tone is very mild.
Klaas Schilder (Translated by Roelof A. Janssen)
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Ik beklaag een gemeenschap, die over de ,,toon" spreekt, en niet over de ,,inhoud" en over de ,,geest".
De broederlijke toon moet geen waarheden verzwijgen, die de rechtvaardigheid gebied te spreken.
Sommige mensen worden pas huiverig, als de polemise toon scherp wordt.
Ik word het als de zaak vertroebeld wordt, ook al is de toon aeolisch.
Trust and Obey
Norman Shepherd and the Justification Controversy at Westminster Seminary
by Ian Hewitson
There are those in the Church today who are fearful about anyone who raises a question concerning the ambiguities associated with the formula "justification by faith alone." The exclusive particle sola introduced by Luther has undoubtedly performed a valuable service in signalizing the distinction between the Protestant and Roman Catholic doctrines of justification and in preventing the intrusion of merit on the part of man as a criterion of acceptability before God. The long and cherished tradition that lies behind "justification by faith alone" as a theological formula would make it appear to be an act of ingratitude, if not impiety, to raise the question of its adequacy as a summary of the thrust of the biblical doctrine of justification. Even so, it was the Reverend Professor Norman Shepherd's examination of the Scripture alone that gave him the courage to raise precisely this question.
After all, there is the fact that neither the Apostle Paul nor any other biblical author uses the expression "justification by faith alone". It is true, of course, that Paul does use the expression "justification without the works of the law," and it is in these words that the theological warrant is traditionally found for defending the formula "justification by faith alone." It is true that the theology and the confessions of the church are not bound to the precise wording of Scripture, and the formula "justification by faith alone" appears to be a reasonable rendering of the sense of "justification without the works of the law". Traditionally, the matter has rested at this point with this explanation and it could remain here were it not for the fact that the text of the Bible expressly rejects justification by faith alone. James writes (2:24), "You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone." It was to Scripture-not tradition, and to James 2:24 that Professor Shepherd turned his attention. The consequence of his enquiry into the book of James and the sufficiency of the formula "justification by faith alone," was a controversy that shook Westminster Theological Seminary; the tremors of which are felt even today.
[U]nless the documents cited in this study can be challenged as inaccurate, I believe this conclusion to be inescapable.
G. I. Williamson,
Author, and retired Pastor of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Here finally is a scholarly and objective treatment of the controversial events and issues leading to Professor Norman Shepherd's dismissal from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1982. Full of stunning revelations this is an indispensable resource for being informed about the "Shepherd Controversy" as well as for properly understanding the continuing debate surrounding his views on justification and related doctrines. Highly recommended!
- Cornelis Van Dam,
Professor of Old Testament, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary
As one who lived through the "Shepherd Controversy," first as a student and then as a young faculty member, I read Ian Hewitson's account and analysis with great interest. His vivid and accurate narrative of the events brought back to my memory the difficult debates of three decades ago. His analysis of the dispute is sharp and to the point. " I enthusiastically recommend this book not only to the Reformed community at the heart of the controversy, but to all serious theological thinkers.
- Tremper Longman III,
Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary (1980-1998), Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College (1998-present)
Polemics can often be very harmful to the truth, and theological polemics are usually among the most harmful. From this point forward, only the person who has read Ian Hewitson's study deserves to speak and be heard regarding the subject and controversy in view. The Ninth Commandment requires nothing less. Thank you, Ian, for this compelling study!
Nelson D. Kloosterman, Th.D.
Ethics Consultant and Executive Director, Worldview Resources International
We are very pleased to have a limited number of used copies (only a few with a dust-jacket: first come first serve) of this beautiful book published in 1956 available. Though it was intended in the first place for Christina Reformed Readers in the 1950s, 90% of it is also the history of the Protestant Reformed, Canadian Reformed, and Free Reformed Churches.
VAN HALSEMA, THEA B. - I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH - USED - 0000000793 - $ 20.00
The Privilege of Parenting by C. Bouwman
Who are the children we habitually tuck into bed, drive to their hockey games, assist with their homework and take along on holidays? In the midst of life's busyness, is raising the next generation simply another of life's many demands competing for our time and energy and resources??
This publication follows the historic Form for the Baptism of Infants to explore Scripture's answer to questions about children's identity. The author draws out that God Himself has formed a bond of love with the children He has entrusted to believing parents, and so these parents receive a most privileged function in God's kingdom - training the next generation of little ones to know their Father in heaven. He concludes that the greatest contribution godly men and women can make to the kingdom of God and the nation to which they belong is to impress on their children the glorious identity with which God has marked them, and train them to live in a fashion consistent with their royal distinctiveness. The privilege of parenting: there's none like it.
Clarence Bouwman received his theological training at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Canada. His marriage to Arlene has been blessed with six children, and they now delight in seeing their family expand with the arrival of a new generation of covenant offspring. While raising his family, the author served as minister of the Word of God in four congregations in Canada and Australia, currently serving as minister of the Canadian Reformec Church of Yarrow, British Columbia. He has written several other publications, including The Overflowing Riches of my God (an explanation of the Belgic Confession), Notes on the Canons of Dort, Spiritual Order for the Church (the Biblical basis for Reformed Church Polity), A Vow to Love (a Biblical explanation of the Form for the Solemnization of Marriage) and To Live is Christ (sermons or the Letter to the Philippians).
C. Bouwman- The Privilege of Parenting $17.00
Klaas Schilder & De Reformatie 1920-1952
De Reformatie may well have been the most important literature of the 20th Century
For the complete Dutch Reformatie 1920-1952 in PDF format click here
For Articles by Klaas Schilder translated in English click here
Into the Amazon - 4 Adventure filled DVDs with Doug Phillips
I watched the first DVD by myself on Saturday night. It is Great!
On Monday night my wife and I watched the first mystery with the oldest 4 children.
Paulina: I liked the history that he told!
Roelf Kars: It was very inspiring and wonderful to see that God's Creation is still being explored for the right reasons.
It includes the message of serving the Creator rather than the creation.
Katriena: Mr. Phillips speaks too fast.
Hinne: It is a Christian DVD that is captivating and very interesting!
Mommy: An adventurous trip to the Amazon to help you become the man as God wants you to be!
PHILLIPS, DOUGLAS W. - 4 DVD SET - INTO THE AMAZON - SEVEN MYSTERIES- DVD 37942 - $ 45.00
20 Great Books for all ages by R.M. Ballantyne
Roelf Kars: I really, really, liked The Coral Islands
Hinne is eager to read the others!
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - SET OF 20 - BALLANTYNE BOOKS (Regular $400.00) - $330.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - BLUE LIGHTS: HOT WORK IN SOUDAN - 9781934554067 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - CANNIBAL ISLANDS & FIGHTING WALES - 9781934554180 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - CASCOYNE, THE SANDAL-WOOD TRADER - 9781934554210 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - CORAL ISLAND: TALE OF PACIFIC OCEAN - 9781934554012 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - DEEP DOWN: TALE OF CORNISH MINES - 9781934554104 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - DOG CRUSOE: TALE OF WESTERN PLAINS - 9781934554241 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - FIGHTING THE FLAMES: LONDON FIRE BR - 9781934554203 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - GIANT OF THE NORTH: POKINGS / POLE - 9781934554050 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - GORILLA HUNTERS: WILDS OF AFRICA - 9781934554029 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - HUNTED AND HARRIED: SCOTTISH COVENA - 9781934554036 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - ISLAND QUEEN: DETHRONED FIRE&WATER - 9781934554258 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - LONELY ISLAND: REFURGE OF MUTINEERS - 9781934554197 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - MARTIN RATTLER: FORESTS OF BRAZIL - 9781934554043 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - NORSEMEN IN THE WEST: AMERICA - 9781934554265 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - PIONEERS: TALES OF WESTERN WILDERNE - 9781934554227 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - PIRATE CITY: AN ALGERINE TALE - 9781934554074 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - POST HASTE: HER MAJESTY'S MAILS - 9781934554173 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - RED ROONEY: LAST OF THE CREW - 9781934554081 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - UNGAVA: TALE OF THE ESKIMOS LAND - 9781934554234 - $ 20.00
BALLANTYNE, R.M. - YOUNG FUR TRADERS: TALE / FAR NORTH - 9781934554098 - $ 20.00