This short, little book started as three public lectures by Prof. Homer Hoeksema. He gave these speeches in the 1960s when the teachings of evolutionism, especially theistic evolutionism, were finding their way into Reformed churches and schools—especially colleges.The conflict between...
He may not be mocked; but he cannot be mocked either.
And when one departs from the straight line of the truth, he must come back to the point of departure or else continue still further away from the truth.
That is not only a fundamental principle taught us in the scriptures, it is also the testimony of church history and even of our everyday life.
It makes no difference how little the departure may be, one must come back from it all the way, or else he will go still further in his way of error and of a sinful walk.
And so it is that today things have come to a head; a crisis has been reached in our churches; congregations have split; individuals show by their absence from God’s house on the Sabbath that they have made up their minds to go even farther away from the truth and from the upright walk than they did before.
No longer do they manifest themselves as being afraid of the gospel. They DARE to show you that they despise it, do not want to hear it and go where they may hear that which is more palatable to their tastes. They may, perhaps, tell you that they are sick and tired of always hearing in the preaching that there are no conditions unto salvation and that man has no prerequisites to fulfill before God gives the next installment of salvation. But they then go and sit back with joy and complete satisfaction in the pews of a church that as vehemently or even more vehemently brands as heresy an unconditional promise of God to the elect that he will give them salvation thru faith. They may tell you that they are full to their chins of conditions, but that is not so. Their behavior shows that this is not so. For they run as fast as they can to go where they will be filled even more with conditional theology. After all that theology has something for man, flatters him and does not put him in such a hopeless and helpless light as the truth of an unconditional election to an unconditional promise of an unconditional salvation!
Each September, at the beginning of the new fiscal year, the Reformed Free Publishing Association members and friends gather to hear about the importance of our work and to see where that work has taken us in the past year. This meeting is an opportunity to thank the association for their membership and support in the cause of witnessing to the truth of God’s Word and to encourage the RFPA board, editors, and authors in their diligent work.
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"Lord Grant Boldness: The RFPA's Witness in the Sexual Revolution"
Rev. Joshua Engelsma
Date given: 09-29-2016
Location: Providence Protestant Reformed Church (Hudsonville, MI)
NOTE:At 57:12 the audio recording cuts off and goes straight into the secretary's report by Josh Hoekstra. The beginning of the secretary's report starts out like this:
The Truth Never Begs: The Necessary Voice of the Reformed Free Publishing Association. In 1953 Herman Hoeksema penned an editorial titled "Why We Should Read the Standard Bearer." He stated: Mark you well...