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Christ and Scripture

Christ is the key to the Scriptures. The most obvious reason for that statement is that the Scriptures are redemptive. That is the main burden of the Bible’s message. And it is Christ who stands at the center of God’s redemptive revelation. From Genesis 3:15 to Revelation 22:21 the Scriptures tell of the Redeemer. In the […]

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Once More: The Threshold

A GREETING A stretch of time never before traversed opens up before us. With such a prospect of new possibilities of service to our King, the proper attitude is not one of lightheaded celebration. Rather, with our eyes upon Him who is our strength and our glory we would greet one another with a handclasp […]

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Keeping the Record Straight

Times when sharp differences in the church give rise to unpleasant tensions are always disturbing. It is personally much more desirable to live in harmony with all the brethren. However, such times do come in the life of the church of Christ. Much as we dislike such experiences, we must face them when they occur. […]

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“Advocates of Christian education have always maintained that the Christian school is an outgrowth of the covenant idea…They are convinced that the Christian school, as well as infant baptism, finds its main support in the doctrine of the covenant, and are therefore unalterably opposed to the tendency of some to slight this doctrine and to […]

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The Covenant of Grace and our Christian Schools

It is surprising and distressing but true. The doctrine of the Covenant of Grace as basic to our Christian schools has come under sharp attack. Most outspoken in this attack is some correspondence that appeared in this very magazine last March (pp. 19–20). The main thrust of this assault is that our schools should be based […]

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A Social Code for Young Teenagers and Their Parents

Using his (or her) father as a punching bag, the young teenager said, “Boy, Dad, am I fulla pep.” That’s the young teenager. He is full of new, bursting energy and doesn’t know how to handle it. The vitality seems to run off into a hundred wonderful directions at once, and the amazed parent wonders what […]

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The Audacity of Christianity

Excerpt from commencement address given at Westminster Theological Seminary in May of this year. Let us look once again at the truth of the fact of the bodily resurrection of Christ as that gripped the apostles. Are we to think of this truth simply as a specific and carefully defined item handed to the apostles much […]

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James Daane does not claim to have “20-20 vision, nor a comparable analytical perceptiveness.” In view of what Daane sees in Christian Reformed theology one can do nothing other than agree with that statement. At the same time one cannot help wondering about the kind of spectacles Daane wears in his theological perception. To be sure, Daane does […]

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