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Denominational Publications

The Standard Bearer

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 over 85 years, the Standard Bearer has boldly and unashamedly testified to the faith of the Protestant Reformation

The Beacon Lights

The Beacon Lights contains content for all ages, including editorials on various subjects from Scripture, creation, and the world around us, all viewed through the lens of Scripture. Additional monthly features include a section for small children called Little Lights, along with devotionals and poetry, as well as other types of articles.


Our Free Publications

Any of these pamplets may be ordered by sending an e-mail to info@grandvilleprc.org

Please note that the links below redirect to the publication's text at www.prca-evangelism.org
 
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1

THE ANTICHRIST
by Rev. Barry Gritters

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Deals with key passages in Daniel, Matthew 24, II Thessalonians, I and II John, and the Revelation. Answers the questions: Who is the Antichrist? What is the Antichrist’s purpose and methods? How is the church to recognize and oppose the Antichrist?

 
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BIBLE ARCHAISMS AND MODERN VERSIONS
by Rev. Robert Harbach

This is a defense of the King James Version of the Bible. It lists over 100 so-called archaisms in this version and shows how they really aren’t difficult to understand. It also compares several texts to other versions and shows the value of the KJV.
 
3

BIBLICAL ECUMENICITY
by Prof. H. Hanko

Many today are calling for an end to schism and separation in the church world. What is our calling regarding this powerful, worldwide movement?
 
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BIBLICAL GROUND FOR THE BAPTISM OF INFANTS
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema

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Proves that infant baptism is a Scriptural doctrine. God’s people are the one, true Israel; circumcision and baptism have essentially the same meaning as the sign of the covenant.
 
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THE BIBLICAL MODE OF BAPTISM
by Rev. Robert C. Harbach

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This is a careful study of the ideas of sprinkling, pouring, cleansing, and washing from Old to New Testament. Does Scripture teach baptism by immersion or sprinkling? The Bible is clear and consistent.
 
6

THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL
by Rev. Steven Houck

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This pamphlet shows the reader from Scripture that free-willism is a serious error, which denies the freedom and sovereignty of God’s will.
 
7 THE CALLING OF THE REFORMED CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TEACHER
by Rev. Cory Griess
Rev. Cory Griess presents the calling and responsibility of the Reformed, Christian day school teacher to instruct the children of believing parents based on God-given wisdom as granted by the Holy Spirit.   Download: epub | mobi | pdf
 
8 THE CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
An exposition of Romans 9:6-8 describing who are "Israel," "the seed," and "the children of the promise." What is God’s promise? Is it for the natural children of Abraham, for all the children of believers?
 
9

CHRIST’S PREDETERMINED DEATH
by Rev. Robert Harbach

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Was Jesus’ death on the cross an emergency plan? Did the cross make salvation possible, leaving the effectiveness up to man’s choice?
 
10

THE CHRISTIAN AND CULTURE
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema

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Answers the questions: What is human culture, its purposes and aims? What is the Christian’s calling with respect to culture? What about the antithesis?
 
11 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP IN AN EVIL AGE by Rev. Steven Key Does it really matter what church I go to? Is my love for Christ shown in the church I attend? These and other questions are answered in this timely and informative presentation.
 
12 CREATION? OR EVOLUTION?
By Rev. G. Van Baren
Shows the correct interpretation of Genesis 1 and the meaning of the word "day." Scriptural versus erroneous presuppositions regarding origins are discussed.
 
13 THE COVENANT OF GOD AND THE CHILDREN OF BELIEVERS
by Prof. David Engelsma
Presents the practical implication of the Reformed covenant view for the life of the church, believing parents, and children of believers.
 
14 THE CURSE-REWARD OF THE WICKED WELL-DOER
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
In what sense does fallen and depraved man do well? This pamphlet describes how the wicked are both rewarded and cursed for well doing.
 
15 DAILY MEDITATIONS FOR SPIRITUAL COMFORT
by Rev. John A. Heys
Deals with themes such as God’s glory, care, deliverance, Christ our Bread, Light, Shepherd, Resurrection, the promises of Scripture, the fruit and obedience of faith.
 
16 A DEFENSE OF CALVINISM AS THE GOSPEL
by Prof. David J. Engelsma
A basic explanation of the famous "Five Points" showing that Calvinism is not abstract theology, but gospel.
 
17 DOCTRINAL REVIEW
by Herman Hoeksema
53 short questions and answers for those who look forward to professing their faith in the Lord Jesus.
 
18 THE FAMILY – FOUNDATIONS ARE SHAKING
by Rev. Barry Gritters
God’s truth of marriage and family is under relentless attack by the world and the devil. This pamphlet explains God’s will for husbands, wives, and children, including the responsibilities and joys of family life.
 
19 A FATHER’S PITY by Rev. Jason Kortering A meditation on Psalm 103:13-14 describing an earthly father’s pity from the viewpoint of the father’s headship, and showing it as a reflection of the pity of our Heavenly Father.
 
20 GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
These are meditations from First PRC’s bulletins during the war years, 1941-46, dealing with God’s way and loving purpose for us and our hope and contentment in afflictions. Read this pamphlet slowly and thoughtfully.
 
21 GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
by Prof. Homer Hoeksema
A reprint of "God’s Great Love Toward the World." A correct explanation of a commonly misinterpreted verse, answering the questions: Whom does God love? Does He love me? What is the meaning of the term "world?" What is the meaning and nature of God’s love?
 
22 GOD’S SOVEREIGN ELECTIVE GRACE
by Rev. George M. Ophoff
 
 
23 THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND HIS SHEEP
by Rev. Robert C. Harbach
This study of John 10, the sheepfold, the Door, the porter, the thief, and Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd leads to the glorious truths of the incarnation, atonement, predestination, and the eternal Godhead of Jesus. Download: epub pdf
 
24 THE GOSPEL
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
This pamphlet speaks of the gospel as a sure promise from God and not an offer dependent on man. The gospel is for God’s children, promising them eternal life in Jesus Christ.
 
25 GRACE UNCOMMON
by Rev. Barry Gritters
Common misunderstandings of the Protestant Reformed denial of common grace are explained. Shows how common grace denies total depravity, predestination, and the antithesis. This study includes the original Three Points by the CRC, historical notes, and how John Calvin’s writings do not support common grace.
 
26 HEIDELBERG CATECHISM PREACHING: OUR REFORMED HERITAGE
by Marvin Kamps
This pamphlet is divided into four parts: 1) The practice of Heidelberg Catechism preaching and the history of the catechism, 2) The legitimacy of this preaching and a defense against common arguments against it, 3) The benefit of this preaching, and 4) The calling to preach the Catechism.
 
27 THE INFALLIBILITY OF HOLY SCRIPTURE
by Rev. Robert C. Harbach
Examines the different views of the modernists and their claims to partial infallibility or outright denial of infallibility. Scripture itself claims infallibility, and this doctrine is foundational to the true church.
 
28 IS THE CHRISTIAN FAITH EASY?
by Rev. Steven Key
This one page pamphlet discusses what it is to be a Christian, what a Christian believes, who our Mediator is, and how to live in gratitude toward God.
 
29 JEHOVAH THE SAVIOR
by Rev. Steven Houck
An exposition of Isaiah 43:3, answering: Who is the ONLY Savior, what is salvation, and who are saved? The truth of the Trinity is basic to an understanding of the wonder of salvation.
 
30 JESUS SAVIOR AND THE EVIL OF HAWKING HIM
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
Refutes the free offer of the gospel, which makes Jesus a beggar, asking people to let Him into their heart. The offer is shown to be an Arminian denial of total depravity and particular atonement.
 
31 JUDGING – THE CHRISTIAN’S DUTY
by Rev. Doug Kuiper
The spirit of the age says that if we judge the actions and beliefs of others, we are intolerant, self-righteous, and hateful. But God’s holiness and glory demands we use godly discernment to judge rightly.
 
32 THE KING JAMES VERSION OF THE BIBLE
by Rev. Steven Houck
Shows the history following the Hampton Court Conference of 1604 to the completion of the KJV, noting the character of the translators, the rules they followed, and their sources. Reasons why the KJV is the best available version of the Bible are discussed.
 
33 KNOWING THE TRUE GOD
by Rev. Steven Houck
Do you know the true God? Eternal life knows God and His Son Jesus Christ. God is the great and glorious, Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler.
 
34 LABOR UNION MEMBERSHIP IN THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE
by Rev. John Heys
Examines from a biblical viewpoint the purposes and practices of labor unions and whether a believer may join such unions.
 
35 LETTERS TO A YOUNG PASTOR
by Arthur W. Pink
These are pastoral letters to Rev. Robert C. Harbach from 1943 to 1949. Pink wrote on the inspiration of Scripture, prayer, God’s sovereign election, and encouraged Harbach in practical matters giving invaluable counsel regarding theological studies, preaching, reading, and personal devotions.
 
36 THE LORD’S HATRED OF DIVORCE
by Prof. David J. Engelsma
An exposition of Malachi 2:14-16, describing God’s hatred of the treachery and violence that divorce is. Divorce betrays not only the spouse, but also the children, and destroys the institution of marriage.
 
37 THE MARKS OF THE TRUE CHURCH
by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema
What is the church? What are the false church and its characteristics? The Confession of Faith Article 29 gives the marks of the true church. How do we discern between the true and false church?
 
38 MISSIONS
by Rev. C. Hanko
Discusses the definition, motive, and purpose of missions: how it is the work of Christ?, the meaning and content of the preaching of the gospel.
 
39 MODERN BIBLE VERSIONS
by Prof. David J. Engelsma
This is an examination and criticism of the proliferation of new translations, revisions, and paraphrases of the Bible. Shows that the KJV is the word of God and can be relied upon by the church.
 
40 NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
by G.W. Anderson and D.E. Anderson
This pamphlet is a history of the NIV and an examination of its inadequacies. Old and New Testament are examined separately. Sentence structure, paraphrases, and missing verses are shown. God’s names and dignity are lost in the translation. The authors conclude that the NIV is lacking in many ways.
 
41 NIV OR KJV
by Rev. Ronald Cammenga
Since 1611, the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible has been the dominant English translation. Of many new versions, one of the most popular is the New International Version (NIV), which is widely used by even conservative Christians. Is it accurate and trustworthy? Should we set aside our KJV? Read this pamphlet to find out.
 
42 THE PLACE OF REPROBATION IN THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
The doctrine of reprobation has endured attacks like no other single doctrine in church history. Many attacks claim this doctrine cannot be preached. This charge is answered clearly and effectively.
 
43 THE PRAYERS OF ALL SAINTS
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
Presents the idea, the content, and the answer to the prayers of the saints. God’s answer to the prayers of the saints reveals itself frequently I the form of judgment for the world.
 
44 PROMISES, PROMISES, PROMISES.A REFORMED LOOK AT PROMISE KEEPERS
by Rev. Ronald Cammenga
Can a Reformed Christian take part in Promise Keepers without seriously compromising his faith? This pamphlet outlines the seven promises to which each Promise Keeper must subscribe and then gives six criticisms to which all Reformed Christians should agree.
 
45 PSALM SINGING – A REFORMED HERITAGE
by Rev. Jason Kortering
Examines Psalm singing through out history, Calvin’s view, the Regulative Principle of worship, and the benefits of Psalm singing. Discusses Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16.
 
46 PUBLIC WORSHIP AND THE REFORMED FAITH
by Rev. Barry Gritters
The biblical and historical answers to three questions: 1) What is worship? 2) How does God’s Word regulate our worship? 3) What characterizes true Reformed (biblical) worship?
 
47 THE REFORMATION AND TWENTIETH CENTURY PROTESTANTISM
by Rev. David J. Engelsma
Describes the historical origin and doctrinal essence of the great Reformation and discusses the practical, urgent implications for true believers today.
 
48 REMEMBERING THE LORD’S DAY
by Prof. David J. Engelsma
The answer from the Bible and the creeds whether the Lord’s Day should be set apart as a special day?
 
49 SINS FORGIVEN
by Rev. Jason Kortering
This leaflet instructs us, using Kind David as an example, to confess our sins to the living God. This confession will give us peace.
 
50 A STUDY IN ESCHATOLOGY
by Rev. Jason Kortering
This interesting and timely pamphlet treats the end times from the following viewpoints: Our Life after Death, Evidence of the Lord’s Return, The Four Horsemen, The Sealing of the 144,000, The Locust out of the Abyss, and The Eating of the Little Book.
 
51 A TRIPLE BREACH
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
Sets forth and defends sovereign grace, total depravity, organic development of sin, the antithesis, and the nature of good works, all from the standpoint of Scripture and the creeds. He makes plain the destructive fruits of common grace in the life of the church.
 
52 TRY THE SPIRITS
by Prof. David J. Engelsma
This booklet exposes the error of Pentecostalism, and explains from the viewpoint of biblical Christianity what we are to expect in the normal Christian life.
 
53 THE UNBREAKABLE BOND OF MARRIAGE
by Rev. Herman Hoeksema
What is the marriage bond? Is it sacred before God? Why is it unbreakable? Here are clear answers from Scripture in contrast to the teachings and practices of the church world today.
 
54 WOMEN IN CHURCH OFFICE
by Rev. Ron Cammenga
Because the Bible has the woman’s own best interests in view, the church must be committed to adhere to biblical teaching on this question.