“The Truth Never Begs”: The Necessary Voice of the Reformed Free Publishing Association

RFPA Annual Report
By Josh Hoekstra

In 1953 Herman Hoeksema penned an editorial titled “Why We Should Read the Standard Bearer.” He stated:
Mark you well, the Standard Bearer is not begging for
subscriptions. The truth never begs. And the Standard
Bearer represents the truth. If many of us are not
interested in the Protestant Reformed truth anymore,
something which I am still loath to believe, the truth of
God nevertheless stands and marches on, even without
them. Besides, I do not want mere subscribers, but readers
that will make careful study of our paper and read it
from cover to cover.