The Tipping Point: Common, Grace, Worldliness, and the Growing Apostasy in the Church

From Crete PRC (Illinois) comes this notice of a special public lecture to be held this week Friday, October 28, 2016. 

The doctrine of common grace developed by Abraham Kuyper has had radical and far reaching effects in the Reformed and Presbyterian denominations that have embraced it. Crete PRC is hosting a lecture this week Friday, October 28, at 7:30 pm entitled “The Tipping Point: Common Grace, Worldliness, and the Growing Apostasy in the Church.” The speaker will be Prof. R. Cammenga, professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament Studies at the Protestant Reformed Seminary. The lecture will examine the early reception of the doctrine of common grace and the long term effects that it has had on the church and the Christian schools. Join us at Crete PRC or listen live at


God is God!

FREE Public Lecture by Rev. Brian Huizinga


TIME: Friday, October 28 at 7:30pm - 9:30 pm in PDT

PLACE: Hope Protestant Reformed Church

              1307 E Brockton Ave, Redlands CA 92374

Who is God? Who is the God of the Bible and the Reformed faith? Is not God, God?

The irreverent worship, immoral lives, and false doctrines tolerated even within Reformed churches today put God at the footstool and man on the throne. God is not man. Man is man. God is God! Let God be God!

The whole of the Reformed faith arises out of the Word of God with this life-generating and praise-producing principle that faithful Reformed churches, including the Protestant Reformed churches, have always striven to maintain, “God is God!”


Question and Answer Session Video from Common Grace Lecture Now Available!

Southwest Protestant Reformed Church invites you to view a recently completed video of Questions and Answers from the 2014 lecture “Kuyper’s Common Grace ‘Christianizing of Culture’—Reformed Calling or Ecclesiastical Suicide?”  In this video Prof. David Engelsma answers important questions that were presented by those who attended or viewed the lecture. 

This video can be found at under the Questions & Answers section. 

DVDs are also available by requesting a copy at





Video Now Available! - Kuyper's Common Grace 'Christianizing of Culture' Lecture

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You can also watch the Video and listen to the Audio at the lecture website.

Visit the Question & Answers page for the Questions that will be answered soon via video or post a question you might have after watching or listening to the lecture online.


This lecture was sponsored by: Southwest PR Church Evangelism Committee


Kuyper's Common Grace 'Christianizing of Culture'—Reformed Calling or Ecclesiastical Suicide?

A public lecture, "Kuyper's Common Grace 'Christianizing of Culture'—Reformed Calling or Ecclesiastical Suicide?" will be given at Sunshine Christian Reformed Church on the East Beltline in Grand Rapids, MI on September 26, 2014 sponsored by Southwest Protestant Reformed Church.

The speaker will be David J. Engelsma, professor of theology in the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. 

The occasion for the lecture is the significant project of the translation into English for the first time of the noted Dutch theologian and statesman, Abraham Kuyper's, influential work, Common Grace (originally three volumes in Dutch).  The first volume of the translation has just appeared with the title, Common Grace: Noah - Adam, intro.  Richard J. Mouw, tr. Nelson D. Kloosterman and Ed M. van der Maas, ed. Jordan J. Ballot and Stephen J. Grabill (Grand Rapids: CLP Academic, 2013). 

This publishing venture is mainly the cooperative effort of conservative Reformed theologians and the Roman Catholic organization, the Acton Institute.  Involved are also Kuyper College, Calvin College, Dordt College, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

The purpose of the publication in English of Kuyper's work on common grace is the "Christianizing" of the increasingly depraved culture of the United States, as of the West generally. The possibility and power of such a "Christianizing" of the culture are supposed to be a common grace of God, shared not only by conservative Reformed believers and Roman Catholics, but also by decent unbelievers.

The lecture will examine the present project of "Christianizing" the culture by a common grace of God in light of Scripture, the Christian creeds, and the history of Kuyper's common grace project in his own Netherlands.

The occasion of the lecture indicates the interest it ought to have for all Reformed Christians and for members of the Roman Catholic Church. The topic itself—the relation of the Christian to the increasingly corrupt way of life in the United States, not excluding Western Michigan—ought to be of vital concern to every man, woman, and child who confess themselves disciples of Jesus Christ in a wicked world.


September 26, 2014 at 7:30  PM

Sunshine Community Church
3300 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI   49525

Sponsored by:

Southwest Protestant Reformed Church


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