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North America’s oldest continuously published subscriber-based Reformed magazine!

The Standard Bearer is a semi-monthly, 24-page print magazine devoted to explaining and defending Reformed doctrine, promoting the Reformed life of the Church and believer, and combating old and new errors that threaten to disrupt the Reformed faith and life. For almost 100 years, the Standard Bearer has boldly and unashamedly testified to the faith of the Protestant Reformation. This periodical was the first of the RFPA’s publications, first published in 1924, and today has more than 2,200 subscribers worldwide.

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North America’s oldest continuously published subscriber-based Reformed magazine!

The Standard Bearer is a semi-monthly, 24-page print magazine devoted to explaining and defending Reformed doctrine, promoting the Reformed life of the Church and believer, and combating old and new errors that threaten to disrupt the Reformed faith and life. For almost 100 years, the Standard Bearer has boldly and unashamedly testified to the faith of the Protestant Reformation. This periodical was the first of the RFPA’s publications, first published in 1924, and today has more than 2,200 subscribers worldwide.

An annual subscription includes 21 issues of the Standard Bearer (only one issue for June, July, and August).

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Dating Differently

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REVIEWS:

Rev. James Admiraal (as reviewed in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of The Outlook)

Rev. Gary Eriks

Rev. Cory Griess

Michelle Hofman (as reviewed on The Young Calvinists blog)

Jim Regnerus 

The Three R's Blog

Jon Van Dyk (as reviewed in the January 18, 2020 issue of Christian Renewal)

Mrs. Ricky Pronk (as reviewed in the January 2020 issue of The Messenger)

Sarah Vandergugten (as reviewed in the April 3, 2020 issue of The Clarion)

 

We’re bombarded with antichristian messages everywhere in life, and from casual hookups to casual sex, our culture’s messages on dating are no different.

But Christians don’t have to follow these norms. The Bible gives us a better way.

It’s a way of chastity and wisdom. A way that understands that marriage—the end goal of dating—is for life. The person you marry will shape who you become spiritually. And that person will also be the father or mother to the children God is pleased to give you some day.

Pastorally and accessibly, Joshua Engelsma answers the practical questions of Reformed, Christian dating based on the truth that we must date differently—with marriage as the goal and scripture as the guide.

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Joshua Engelsma is a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. He lives in Doon, Iowa, with his wife, Courtney, and six children. He has served as pastor of Doon Protestant Reformed Church since 2014.

  • 160 pages
  • softcover
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-59-7

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Doctrine according to Godliness: A primer of Reformed doctrine

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Doctrine according to Godliness is perfect for older youths or adults who have questions on Reformed theology and want answers quickly. The book consists of short, easy-to-read explanations of more than 235 topics of Reformed theology. The sections are both comprehensive yet succinct, each only a page or two long. An index to the subject titles allows the reader to find a title under any of its key words. The book makes an especially good resource for older young people in doctrine classes, for newcomers to the Reformed faith on domestic or foreign mission fields, and for those studying doctrine with a view toward church membership.

One would expect a book of this kind to be quite dry and tedious to read, but Doctrine according to Godliness is warm, personal, and has a definite devotional feel to it. "Fantastic!" said an elder who used it in manuscript form as enrichment for an "Essentials of Doctrine" class he taught for the youth at his church.

  • 352 pages
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-0-916206-84-0

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Called to Watch for Christ's Return

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Rev. Ryan Barnhill

Rev. Jerome Julien

Dr. Julian Kennedy

A few days before Jesus gave his life on the cross, his disciples asked, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matt. 24:3). Christ responded with the Olivet Discourse, a detailed teaching on the doctrine of the last things.

We need to understand the signs of Christ’s coming for our comfort as we look for “that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).

Christ had two concerns. First, his disciples must know the signs of his coming, which are footsteps of his approach. But Christ is not satisfied with mere “sign-gazing,” which can lead to speculation and idle, foolish living. He did not give signs to satisfy our curiosities, but so that we will be ready for him when he returns. Therefore, Christ’s second concern was the readiness of his disciples, which is expressed in his urgent and repeated warnings to watch for his coming in light of the signs.

Watch, pray, and serve the Lord with an eye to the signs of his return!

  • 304 pages
  • softcover
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-14-6

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Peace for the Troubled Heart

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Joseph Holstege (published on the Young Calvinists website)

Peace for the Troubled Heart is a genuinely Reformed devotional, breathing the rich experience of the believing child of God.

Comprised of 37 meditations written by Herman Hoeksema, this book addresses the theme of struggle and suffering in this life of every believer as a pilgrim of this world. Hoeksema, in his warm, personal, often poetic style, masterfully exercises the spiritual gift of devotional writing.

  • 304 pages
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-05-3

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Other Books in the Reformed Spirituality Series:
All Glory to the Only Good God
Communion with God

Come Ye Children: A Bible Storybook for Young Children

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This Bible storybook is one of the RFPA's best selling publications! Come, Ye Children has been a favorite for over twenty years! A Christian school teacher and gifted storyteller, the author tells 198 Bible stories from Genesis to Acts in language easily understood by young children. Each story is true to scripture and includes a thought to remember and an illustrative drawing.

This book is in its third edition, and for this current edition, the pictures have been edited so that they no longer include pictures of Christ.

  • 606 pages
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-0-916206-27-7

PUBLISHED REVIEWS
"All Christian homes, schools, and church libraries should definitely add this to their holdings." Christian Observer

"Each story is scripturally sound and written from a Reformed perspective, with the covenant theme woven throughout." The Outlook

The Belgic Confession: A Commentary (volume 1) - ebook

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Prof. Herman Hanko

Rev. Nathan Langerak

An orthodox commentary on the confession, that is, one that is in wholehearted accord with the teachings of the confession, and resolutely faithful to them, will be profitable to Reformed Christians and churches in the twenty-first century, not only for invaluable instruction in the Reformed faith, but also for the maintenance and defense of Reformed orthodoxy.

Founded on holy scripture, the Belgic Confession determines sound doctrine for Reformed churches and believers. This doctrine is rich, lovely, and powerful. The confession also authoritatively exposes contemporary heresies. As they read this commentary which proclaims the doctrine and authority of the confession, all believers who love the Reformed faith will be faithfully guided in the truth of the “old paths.”

Volume one covers Articles 1-21 of the Belgic Confession.

  • 368 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-34-4

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Belgic Confession, The - volume 2 (ebook)

Communion with God

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A biblical, doctrinal, and Christ-centered devotional, this book addresses the theme of the believer’s communion with God. Each meditation expresses the knowing, desiring, feeling, and acting of the faith of the heart that is near to God and in fellowship with him in Christ by the Holy Spirit.

Communion with God is part of the Reformed Spirituality series comprised of meditations written by Herman Hoeksema.

  • 368 pages
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-06-0

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Other Books in the Reformed Spirituality Series:
Peace for the Troubled Heart
All Glory to the Only Good God

Church Order Commentary, The (ebook) by Idzerd VanDellen and Martin Monsma

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This revised third edition is the accepted standard for the interpretation and application of the Church Order of Dordrecht by Reformed and Presbyterian denominations. This weighty and time-tested commentary instructs us today on the need for a book of order for biblical consistency in church government.

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    The Standard Bearer is North America’s oldest continuously published subscriber-based Reformed magazine!

    The Standard Bearer is a semi-monthly, 24-page print magazine devoted to explaining and defending Reformed doctrine, promoting the Reformed life of the church and believer, and combating old and new errors that threaten to disrupt the Reformed faith and life. For almost 100 years, the Standard Bearer has boldly and unashamedly testified to the faith of the Protestant Reformation. This periodical was the first of the RFPA’s publications, first published in 1924, and today has more than 2,200 subscribers worldwide.

    An annual subscription includes 21 issues of the Standard Bearer (only one issue for June, July, and August).

    What others have been saying:
    "I am an avid reader of your magazine, whom is truly grateful for the spiritual rearing of us brethren who are confined. I truly appreciate God through his grace that there still is that remnant who is sound and uncompromising in the exegete of Scripture. Your soundness is yearned for and honored abroad and throughout." a subscriber in Florida

    "The Standard Bearer is an encouragement to be a voice in the wilderness of doctrinal meandering." a subscriber in Maine

    " It (the Standard Bearer) is an excellent publication. I read each issue from cover to cover, and have learned so very much about the Reformed, biblical faith. Thank you for faithfully publishing it. Thanks to all those who submit articles." a subscriber in Alberta, Canada

    Preparing for Dating and Marriage

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    Reviews:

    Rev. Joshua Engelsma

    Rev. Dr. Don E. Galardi

    Dr. Sacha Walicord

    Rev. Grant Van Leuven


    Convinced that instruction on marriage is for God’s youth early on, Pastor Cory Griess has provided a distinctive devotional aid for family worship. Parents, do not delay! Before our children enter the dating scene, where feelings tend to inhibit clear Christian thought, we must ground them now in scriptural principles. The youth of the church will soon make pivotal decisions in their dating years that will permanently affect their married lives. Here is a biblical, insightful, and practical guide for Christian parents, many of whom have vowed at baptism to train their children in the doctrines of scripture to the utmost of their power.—Pastor Jonathan Mahtani

    • 112 pages
    • softcover
    • ISBN 978-1-944555-71-9

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    Gottschalk, Servant of God: A Story of Courage, Faith, and Love for the Truth

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    The material includes Gottschalk's Shorter ConfessionLonger Confession and Extant Fragments.

    Although Gottschalk’s Longer Confession was composed in prison as an explanation of his beliefs regarding the doctrines of predestination and sovereign grace over against those who taught differently, the Longer Confession is also written in the form of a prayer to God. This might seem surprising. Gottschalk’s intention was indeed to explain, defend, and prove these doctrines that he loved so much, but that also explains why he would write these things in the form of a prayer. His deep love for the truth was at the same time a deep love for God, and prayer is the chief means by which one directly expresses such love. Thus, Gottschalk’s Longer Confession became the profoundly devotional piece of writing that it is.

    As with all of Gottschalk’s work, he wrote the original document in Latin. The English translations of the Longer Confession and the Extant Fragments are by Ronald Hanko and are used with his permission.

      Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel: An Examination of the Well-meant offer of the gospel

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      Is there a "well-meant offer" of salvation to all men? Or is the call of the gospel restricted to the elect only? Is there an alternative to these two extremes? This book sets forth and defends the Reformed position of the gospel call to all mankind.

      • 3rd edition
      • 224 pages
      • paperback
      • ISBN 978-1-936054-35-0

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      Contending for the Faith: The Rise of Heresy and the Development of the Truth

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      Contending for the Faith presents the history of heretics that have troubled the church over the last two thousand years, treating errors from AD 100 (Marcion) to the present day (federal vision theology). What sets this book apart is its evaluation of every heresy from a consistently and unashamedly Reformed perspective. The reader will readily grasp the significance of the early heretics as Herman Hanko demonstrates the connection between their heresies and the errors arising later in history. The vibrant writing style brings the heretics—ancient and modern—to life. This trustworthy guide to the heretics equips believers today to "contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" (Jude 1:3).

      Contending for the Faith is a companion volume to Hanko's Portraits of Faithful Saints, a book of short biographies of the defenders of the truth from as far back as AD 100.

      • 392 pages
      • hardcover
      • ISBN 978-1-936054-01-5

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          T is for Tree T is for Tree

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          Old Schoolhouse blog reviews (Click on the link and scroll down to the bottom of the page for 40 reviews!)

          Worth a Bowed head 

          This alphabet book is a collection of Bible passages, short rhymes, and detailed illustrations designed to teach young children of their heavenly Father’s almighty power and his faithfulness to fulfill the promises he makes to them as children of his covenant. Use this book to instruct your children in the truths of salvation for all of God’s people and especially his littlest lambs.

          • 32 pages
          • hardcover
          • ISBN 978-1-944555-27-6

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          "Share this lovely ABC book with your youngest children. Mrs. Meyer’s colorful, detailed illustrations please the eyes; her simple, rhyming verses gratify the ears; and the selected scripture texts delight the soul. What better way to introduce our little ones to the alphabet than with the word of him who is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last?"

          —Sarah Mowery, children’s and youth literature reviewer for Perspectives in Covenant Education

          Behold, He Cometh: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation

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          Now in its 6th printing!

          Behold, He Cometh is an essay-style commentary on the much disputed book of Revelation. By careful exegesis, the author gives a solidly Reformed, amillennial interpretation of scripture. This book sets forth in clear, concise language the comforting truths concerning the end times.

          "...lucid, simple style...In interpreting the symbolism , the author is refreshingly sane." —Peace & Truth magazine
          • 800 pages  
          • hardcover  
          • ISBN 978-1-944555-45-0

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          The Belgic Confession: A Commentary (volume 1)

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          Reviews:

          Prof. Herman Hanko

          Rev. Nathan Langerak

          An orthodox commentary on the confession, that is, one that is in wholehearted accord with the teachings of the confession, and resolutely faithful to them, will be profitable to Reformed Christians and churches in the twenty-first century, not only for invaluable instruction in the Reformed faith, but also for the maintenance and defense of Reformed orthodoxy.

          Founded on holy scripture, the Belgic Confession determines sound doctrine for Reformed churches and believers. This doctrine is rich, lovely, and powerful. The confession also authoritatively exposes contemporary heresies. As they read this commentary which proclaims the doctrine and authority of the confession, all believers who love the Reformed faith will be faithfully guided in the truth of the “old paths.”

          Volume one covers Articles 1-21 of the Belgic Confession.

          • 368 pages
          • hardcover 
          • ISBN 978-1-944555-33-7

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          Belgic Confession, The - volume 2

          Bound to Join: Letters on church membership

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          Some professing Christians deny the necessity of church membership. Others join a church for unsubstantial reasons or leave a church for trivial, often selfish reasons. Many remain members of apostatizing churches because of family or traditional ties. Some Christians find themselves in areas or countries where no true church exists or can be formed. They ask, sometimes in anguish, "What must we do?"

          Seemingly forgotten today is the truth that Jesus Christ institutes his catholic church in organized congregations that are clearly identified by objective marks. These are true churches, in distinction from false and apostatizing churches.

          In the form of letters to an inquiring (though not always appreciative) European audience, this book addresses the issue of church membership in the twenty-first century.  This instruction is applicable to all believers and is based on scripture, the Belgic Confession, and the important, but little known, controversy of John Calvin with the Nicodemites.

          • 184 pages
          • hardcover 
          • ISBN 978-1-936054-03-9

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            Righteous by Faith Alone

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            This exposition on what the author calls "one of the richest and most beautiful parts of the word of God" is clear in language, simple and warm in teaching, rich in practical application, and faithful to Scripture. This exposition is addressed not to the scholars, but to the very same audience for whom the apostle wrote the epistle: the "beloved of God, called to be saints."

            REVIEWS
            "...the best combination of theology and devotional reading that I have come across in a long time." Evangelical Times

            "...the personal benefits from this exposition are as fine gold." New Focus

            • 728 pages
            • hardcover 
            • ISBN 978-0-616206-71-0

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            Mysteries of the Kingdom, The

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            The parables form a substantial part of our Savior's ministry, and this is ample reason for us to give good attention to them. With simple and familiar earthly pictures, Jesus tells us what the kingdom of heaven is like.

            "The author takes each parable and by careful exegesis opens up its rich seam of spiritual instruction, and gives a faithful and solidly Reformed interpretation. He shows us gospel mysteries of immense beauty, power, encouragement, practical relevance, and everlasting worth for citizens of a kingdom that is not of this world."

            • 432 pages
            • hardcover
            • ISBN 978-0-916206-82-6
            God's Goodness Always Particular

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            What does the Bible teach regarding God’s attitude to the reprobate ungodly? What are the implications that God has an attitude of favor to the wicked? Do the Psalms support or give the lie to the theory of common grace? Does Zwier’s “triple cord” of biblical texts hold firm, or is it cut to ribbons? Read and gain new appreciation for the truth that God’s goodness is always particular.

            • 144 pages
            • ISBN 978-1-936054-91-6

             

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            Covenant and Election in the Reformed Tradition

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            Covenant and election are two of the most prominent and most important truths in Scripture. They run through the Bible like two grand, harmonious themes in symphony. These two doctrines and their relation are the twofold subject of this book.

            The author illumines covenant and election from the controversial history of the confession of the teachings and their relation to the Reformed tradition—from John Calvin in the sixteenth-century through the fathers of the Secession churches in the nineteenth-century Netherlands to the twentieth-century theologians Herman Bavinck and Herman Hoeksema.

            • 288 pages
            • hardcover
            • ISBN 978-1-936054-02-2 

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            The Fruit of the Spirit of Jesus Christ

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            This beautiful paperback is the perfect gift book for anyone, young or old. This book discusses the nine aspects of the fruit of the Spirit (found in Galatians 5:22, 23) that proceed from that fountain, Christ, and which by his Spirit he works in his saints. The book encourages branches of believers and their seed unto a life of good fruit-bearing.

            New author Richard J. Smit first wrote about the fruit of the Spirit in a series of articles that appeared in the Standard Bearer and now appear in book form in this new book. Smit has served as a minister in several charges in the Protestant Reformed Churches in America and currently serves as a missionary to the Philippines.

            • 155 pages
            • paperback
            • ISBN 978-1-936054-21-3

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            Common Grace Revisited: A response to Richard J. Mouw's He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace

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            Written as a response to Dr. Richard J. Mouw's apology for common grace, He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace, this book examines the theory of common grace in the light of scripture and the Reformed confessions, challenges its claim to be part of the body of Reformed truth, and proposes an alternative to common grace.

            • 112 pages
            • paperback
            • ISBN 978-0-916206-81-9

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            Justified unto Liberty

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            Today the central doctrine of the Reformation—justification by faith alone—is under attack, even by many in historically Reformed and Presbyterian denominations. Under the guise of a “new perspective on Paul,” revisionist theologians are resurrecting the old heresy of justification by faith and works. They give this a new name—the federal vision. But it is nothing else than the error of the Judaizers that Paul condemns in the Epistle to the Galatians.


            In direct contradiction of this heresy, the author stands squarely in the tradition of Luther and Calvin. From an uncompromisingly Reformed perspective, he clearly and positively expounds the epistle, emphasizing the truth of justification by faith alone, as well as the liberty this truth gives to God’s people.

            • 448 pages
            • hardcover
            • ISBN 978-1-936054-04-6

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              Letters from Katie Luther

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              REVIEWS: 

              Kristin Dykstra

              Sarah Mowery

              Eva and Mina Boekestein (as reviewed in the July/Aug 2020 issue of The Outlook)

              Prof. Ronald Cammenga (as reviewed in the July 2020 issue of The Standard Bearer)

              Dr. Jason Van Vliet (as reviewed in the August 1, 2020 issue of Clarion)

               

              Ave (pronounced "Ah-vay") and her best friend Katie lived for many years as nuns in a convent in Nimbschen. But one day Ave, Katie, and several other nuns decided they must flee the convent for the city of Wittenberg so that they could worship the Lord in a way pleasing to him.

              Even after Ave married the pharmacist Barcilius Axt and Katie married the famous reformer Martin Luther and Ave moved away from Wittenberg for her husband’s work, the two women wrote each other many letters and remained close friends, “sisters in the Lord.”

              Now almost three decades later, Ave has received a letter that Katie has died. Determined to share her friend’s faith, Ave begins to relay her memories of Katie and share the letters she has kept for all these years.

              The Lord gave Katie many joys as a wife and mother, but he was also pleased to send her and her family many trials of faith. And so Ave desires that we learn what Katie came to learn over her fifty-three years: trust in the Lord. He strengthens the hearts of all who hope in him (Psalm 31:24).

              • 208 pages
              • softcover
              • ISBN 978-1-944555-53-5

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              Reformed Dogmatics: Volumes 1 & 2

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              Second edition. Now a two-volume set. A clear, systematic study and exposition of Reformed theology written by one who held the Chair of Dogmatics for some forty years at the Protestant Reformed seminary. Divided into the six generally accepted branches of theology (theology, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatolog), this scholarly work is logical, scripturally sound, and faithful to the Reformed creeds and traditions.

              Volume 1 

              • 646 pages
              • hardcover
              • ISBN 978-0-916206-76-5
              Volume 2 
              • 737 pages
              • hardcover
              • ISBN 978-0-916206-77-2
              Knowing God in the Last Days

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              Reviews:

              Dr. Julian Kennedy

              Rev. Martyn McGeown

              Knowing God in the Last Days is an explanation of the general epistle of Peter to the early New Testament church. The primary theme of the letter is the knowledge of God, a concept that occurs many times and in various contexts throughout the book. This short epistle contains a wealth of instruction for the church today.

              The secondary theme of 2 Peter is the application of the knowledge of God to the last days in which we live. Especially in his third chapter, Peter reveals to the church the knowledge of God as it relates to the end times.

              Based on exegesis of the Greek text, this commentary gives clarity of explanation to God’s people regarding necessary and important aspects of today’s Christian life. May all who read be edified.

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              Prosperous Wicked and Plagued Saints

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              Prosperous Wicked and Plagued Saints  is a commentary on Psalm 73 that sets forth the truth of God’s goodness to his people in their trouble and of God’s curse of the wicked in their prosperity. In light of the teaching of Psalm 73, the book takes issue with a theory about earthly prosperity and earthly woe that, for all its strange popularity with Reformed and evangelical Christians, only intensifies the believer’s temptation to doubt in the hour of trouble: the theory of common grace.

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              The Standard Bearer is a semi-monthly, 24-page print magazine devoted to explaining and defending Reformed doctrine, promoting the Reformed life of the Church and believer, and combating old and new errors that threaten to disrupt the Reformed faith and life. For almost 100 years, the Standard Bearer has boldly and unashamedly testified to the faith of the Protestant Reformation. This periodical was the first of the RFPA’s publications, first published in 1924, and today has more than 2,200 subscribers worldwide.

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              When You Pray

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              How many Christians can confidently say that they have “mastered” the art of prayer? Probably no one.

              What is blessedly refreshing about Professor Hanko’s work, When You Pray, is his admission that none of us is good at prayer—including himself—yet over the years of one’s life, the author assures us, a person can make progress in praying.

              Professor Hanko shares with his readers homely yet highly meaningful lessons he learned from growing up in a covenant family and covenantal church community. He also tells the specific benefits of praying to the sovereign God of the universe, who knows our sins and weaknesses but loves us still. Valuable is the professor’s clear explanation of how God can be likened to the father of an earthly family, loving and caring for his own dear children.

              An eye-opening and very helpful part of his book is the author’s pinpointing of misconceptions people have about God and prayer that bar them from praying in a God-honoring way.

              If you have found your devotional life to be frequently barren, reading what the author has learned the hard way—over fifty years in the ministry—will not discourage you further, but will give you a renewed desire to fellowship with your Father in prayer.

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              Pilgrim's Manual, A

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              In his first epistle Peter writes to the saints in Asia Minor from the perspective of their lives as pilgrims. As sojourners in a strange land, they are on a journey through this world toward their eternal home.

              How must these pilgrims (and how must we), torn between this world and the next, walk in all the relationships of this life? Peter’s answers this question in his letter which serves as a pilgrim’s manual.

              Believers will find A Pilgrim’s Manual to be full of instruction, comfort, and hope as they wend their way toward their eternal home.

              • 352 pages
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                His Friends and Servants His Friends and Servants

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                Dawn Engelsma

                Stephanie VanEngen

                Abby VanSolkema (The Left Fork)

                By the wonder of salvation in Jesus Christ God establishes a covenant with us his people and makes us his friends and servants. And in his mercy he also makes a promise to us: I will be your God, and I will never forsake you.

                God is always faithful to keep the promises he makes to us, even as he kept his promises to the patriarchs Abraham and Jacob. We may suffer terrible troubles in this world like Job or Joseph, but God rules all things for our sakes, and so his plan for us is always good.

                As his friends and servants we seek heaven and flee the temptations of the world. The God who delivered his servant Daniel from the lion’s den also delivers us from the devil and keeps us safe until he brings us to heavenly glory.

                This second book in the Tell His Wonders Bible story book series includes stories about Job and the patriarchs, Joseph and his brothers, several judges, King David, Daniel and his friends, and more.

                Nathan J. Langerak is a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. In addition to the two books in the Tell His Wonders series, he has written Walking in the Way of Love, a two-volume commentary on the book of 1 Corinthians. He and his wife and their six children live in Crete, Illinois.

                Michael Welply has illustrated more than eighty books, including The Random House Book of Bible Stories and Biblical Times, published by Simon and Schuster. He has two adult children and three grandchildren. He and his wife live in Levet, France.

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                • 96 pages
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                • ISBN 978-1-944555-66-5


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                  Federal Vision: Heresy at the Root

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                  Book Critique (from the Appendix section of Federal Vision): Trust and Obey: Norman Shepherd & the Justification Controversy at Westminster Theological Seminary by Ian A. Hewitson

                  Review by Rev. Douglas Douma (on 'A Place for Thoughts' blog)

                  The contemporary heresy of the federal vision is wreaking havoc on the Reformed and Presbyterian churches in North America. The author exposes the ugly root of the heresy (a conditional covenant) and sets forth the truth of the unconditional covenant, proclaiming the Reformation’s gospel of salvation by grace alone.

                  • 252 pages
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                  Are you looking for a specific article or topic that was addressed in a past issue of the Standard Bearer

                  The Standard Bearer digital index for Volumes 1-96 is now available in a searchable PDF format for the low cost of $10. 

                  The Standard Bearer digital index (like any good index does) will help you locate a specific article or topic, an article written by a certain author, book reviews, etc.

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                  Indexes included in this file: Subject, Textual, Book Reviews, and Title.

                  NOTE: This digital index is separate from the Standard Bearer searchable archives of past SB articles that are available online free of charge at sb.rfpa.org.

                  Praise His Majesty Praise His Majesty

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                  Praise His Majesty is a music book containing 254 Psalter (a songbook of Psalms) tunes arranged for beginning pianists. The 8½ by 11 book has a sturdy semi-concealed double wire binding and glossy nylon laminate covers. Teachers of piano will find this book a worthwhile supplement to their students’ course of study. Adults with limited experience on the piano may also find this book to be of value for their enjoyment. The beginning piano student will be able to play the first few songs after only a few piano lessons. The book gradually progresses to levels that are more difficult. Upon completion of this book, the student should be ready to play out of The Psalter itself.
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                  Battle for Sovereign Grace in the Covenant: The Declaration of Principles (ebook)

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                  The Battle for Sovereign Grace in the Covenant recounts much of the gripping history of the schism of 1953 within the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC), the culmination of the hard fought battle for sovereign grace in the covenant. The book includes new, important details that have not been previously published and also provides the history of the controversial adoption by the PRCA of the Declaration of Principles, the document that in some ways occasioned the schism of 1953. In the appendices of the book, Engelsma gives a brief, valuable commentary on the Declaration, the first commentary to be written.

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                  • ISBN 978-1-936054-27-5

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                  Triple Knowledge Series: Volumes 1-10 Triple Knowledge Series: Volumes 1-10
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                  Rev. Joshua Engelsma

                  We present the Triple Knowledge series by Herman Hoeksema, produced in a ten-volume set, as originally published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company beginning in 1943. Putting this series back into the 10 volumes—the way Rev. Hoeksema divided them—will bring the reader closer to the themes represented in the Heidelberg Catechism. 

                  Found in these ten volumes is the most extensive commentary on the fifty-two Lord's Days of the Heidelberg Catechism in English. This fine exposition on man's misery, deliverance, and thankfulness clearly sets forth the distinctive truths of the Reformed faith in a warm, personal way.

                  • 2nd edition
                  • hardcover
                  • Series ISBN 978-1-936054-83-1
                  Volume 1 - In the Midst of Death (240 pages) 
                  Volume 2 - God's Way Out (256 pages) 
                  Volume 3 - The Death of the Son of God (304 pages) 
                  Volume 4 - The Lord of Glory (192 pages) 
                  Volume 5 - Abundant Mercy (240 pages)
                  Volume 6 - Baptized into Christ (200 pages)
                  Volume 7 - Eating and Drinking Christ (224 pages)
                  Volume 8 - Love the Lord Thy God (320 pages)
                  Volume 9 - Love Thy Neighbor for God's Sake (224 pages)

                  Volume 10 - The Perfect Prayer (240 pages)

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                  Grace and Assurance (ebook)

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                  Prof. Cammenga (as printed in the PRTJ, April 2019 issue)

                  Jake Dykstra

                  Derrick Span

                  In 1618-19 the great Synod of Dordt met to counter the Arminian error that was threatening the peace and welfare of the Reformed churches in the Netherlands. The fruit of their deliberations was the Canons of Dordt, a creed which has defined the Calvinist, Reformed faith for centuries.

                  This accessible commentary on the Canons leads readers through the comforting message of the creed: being wholly saved by God’s grace—not one’s own merit—comes with the steadfast assurance of eternal and unchangeable election.

                  • 384 pages
                  • hardcover
                  • ISBN 978-1-944555-40-5

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                  Voice of Our Fathers, The (ebook)
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                  This book is an extensive commentary on the articles drawn up by the great Synod of Dordrecht (1618-19). The articles stated and defended the doctrines of sovereign grace and rejected the Arminian error of free will. The Canons thereby resolved a raging controversy in the Dutch Reformed Churches concerning the sovereign grace of God. The introduction and appendices of the commentary include details of the history of the synod.

                  This revised second edition features improved readability while maintaining the meaning and substance of the material.

                  • Revised 2nd edition
                  • 656 pages
                  • ISBN 978-1-936054-31-2

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                  This book is an extensive commentary on the articles drawn up by the great Synod of Dordrecht (1618-19). The articles stated and defended the doctrines of sovereign grace and rejected the Arminian error of free will. The Canons thereby resolved a raging controversy in the Dutch Reformed Churches concerning the sovereign grace of God. The introduction and appendices of the commentary include details of the history of the synod.


                  This revised second edition features improved readability while maintaining the meaning and substance of the material.

                  • Revised 2nd edition
                  • 656 pages
                  • hardcover
                  • ISBN 978-1-936054-26-8

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                  Knowing God and Man

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                  The key to understanding Reformed doctrine is found in the title of the first chapter in this book: "God is God." This truth sets the tone for all thirteen chapters—six on God and seven on man. Each chapter on God directs the reader’s attention to a different biblical aspect of the sovereign of the universe: God as God, as creator, as Lord, as good, as the living God, and as love. 

                  The seven chapters about man open the biblical teaching about a subject often misinterpreted today. Clear explanation is given concerning man’s covenantal relationship to God, his creation in the image of God, his fall, and his totally depraved nature. Like the chapters in part one, these also emphasize that God is God.

                  • 152 pages
                  • paperback
                  • ISBN 978-0-916206-87-1

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                  Defense of the Church Institute: Response to the Critics of Bound to Join

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                  The statement in Article 28 of the Belgic Confession that all believers are “in duty bound to join and unite themselves with” an instituted church that has the three marks of the true church has proved to be controversial in North America and Europe. Engelsma’s recent book, Bound to Join, addresses the doctrine of church membership and has received criticism from both expected and unexpected critics.

                  This book answers those critics, defending the doctrine of church membership and demonstrating that love for the universal, invisible church invariably expresses itself by love for the manifestation of this church in the church institute. This book also examines the "house church" movement and the claim by such men as Harold Camping that the church age has ended.

                  This book is a must-read, especially for those who have read Bound to Join!

                  • 160 pages
                  • hardcover 
                  • ISBN 978-1-936054-13-8

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                    Reformed Dogmatics: Volumes 1 & 2 (ebook)

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                    Second edition. Two-volume set. A clear, systematic study and exposition of Reformed theology written by one who held the Chair of Dogmatics for some forty years at the Protestant Reformed seminary. Divided into the six generally accepted branches of theology (theology, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatolog), this scholarly work is logical, scripturally sound, and faithful to the Reformed creeds and traditions.

                    Volume 1 

                    • 646 pages
                    • ISBN 978-1-936054-78-7

                    Volume 2 

                    • 737 pages
                    • ISBN 978-1-936054-79-4

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                      In The Sanctuary

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                      Using the perfect model prayer given by Jesus, this book teaches the requirements of a true prayer. The author explains that because prayer is given to us by the Holy Spirit and because it is a time of fellowship with God in his sanctuary, we must pray in a God-honoring way.

                      • 116 pages
                      • softcover
                      • ISBN 978-0-916206-25-3
                      Born For Our Salvation (ebook)

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                      REVIEWS:

                      Rev. Jerome Julien (The Outlook, March/April 2021 issue)

                      Rev. Joseph Holstege

                      Rev. Jonathan Langerak

                      Rev. Stephan Regnerus

                      The nativity story is the message of salvation, for in the words of the Nicene Creed, “Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God…for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.” Jesus was born for our salvation!

                      Follow the inspired evangelists, Matthew and Luke, as they relate the wonderful events that surround the birth and early childhood of Jesus Christ. Marvel at the announcement of the angel Gabriel. Rejoice with Mary, Elizabeth, the unborn John, and Joseph. Trace the steps of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, where the Savior is born. Listen to the heavenly song of the angelic host as they announce the gospel to lowly shepherds. Meet patient Simeon and aged Anna in the temple, and hear Simeon’s mysterious prophecy of the Savior’s rejection. Make the long trek from the east with the wise men who eagerly seek him that is born King of the Jews. Enter the palace of ruthless King Herod and witness his satanic enmity against the newborn Savior. Flee with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus to Egypt to escape the king’s wrath. Observe Jesus’ childhood development in Nazareth, and, finally, accompany Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem in his twelfth year, where he must be about his Father’s business. 

                      • 288 pages
                      • ISBN 978-1-944555-55-9

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                      The Amazing Cross
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                      “The vicarious suffering of the Lord must occupy a central place in the consciousness of faith and in the preaching of the gospel. On the death and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ depends all of salvation.”

                      So states the author of these powerful meditations on the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, giving us all the reason we need to read them and digest them, to believe on the Christ presented in them and magnify the God of our salvation whose work is set forth in them.

                      Take up and read, and be led to feed on Christ crucified and raised!

                      • 160 pages
                      • hardcover
                      • ISBN 978-1-944555-29-0

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