Venema, Cornelis P.
Rev. Pronk not only expounds the doctrines, but in accordance with the intention of the Canons of Dort, he addresses specific questions and needs of the congregation - painful and piercing, but also pastoral and refreshing. These sermons deal not only with the scriptural doctrine of election but also with all other parts of faith that cohere with it: Christ's work of atonement, the depravity of man's heart, original sin, the freedom of the will, regeneration and conversion, and the perseverance of the saints.
The Canons of Dort are our road map on the highway. They alert us to the quagmire of man's own conceit. They serve as a compass to direct us to heaven, as our binoculars to spy out the enemy. But above all, they are a healing balm to our wounded spirits. Without the guidance of the Canons of Dort, it is easy to lose one's way and become a miserable traveler. The Canons breathe the clear air of Scripture. They cannot but refresh the soul who loves the climate of God's grace. - From the Foreword
Rev. Pronk has been a minister in the Free Reformed Churches since 1968 and presently is retired, living in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
"Those who read Pastor Pronk's expositions of the Canons of Dort will discover how rich, evangelistic, and experiential Reformed Christianity truly is. These sermons on the Canons of Dort are not academic historical studies, but vibrant presentations of Christ to the lost and sweet comfort for the people of God." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"It's wonderful to see so many people from so many backgrounds discovering 'the doctrines of grace' for the first time. However, not so many yet appreciate the vital historical context nor the rich and varied pastoral applications of these precious truths. Pastor Neil Pronk remedies this with a superb volume of edifying sermons that demonstrate a unique combination of exegetical, biblical, systematic, historical, and practical theology, and all done in a friendly and accessible manner." - Dr. David P. Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of Grand Rapids MI, Free Reformed Church