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Our Doctrine of Christ, Our Unique Mediator I

Through the centuries Christians using the words of the Apostles’ Creed have confessed their faith “in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord.” While the term “only-begotten” is very familiar and definitely Scriptural (John 1:14, 18, 3:16, 18; I John 4:9), it is often misunderstood. Usually, we think that the word means simply that […]

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What’s in a name? For most of us our name, though very precious, is little more than a tag we wear to distinguish us from someone else. Once, names meant something. Today their significance is lost. For instance, Bakers or Bakkers do not always have bakeries. They have book stores, furniture companies and they are […]

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The Doctrine of Christ: Introduction

When the Christian Faith is put in systematic form it is generally organized into six sections: theology (the Doctrine – the Biblical teaching – of God), anthropology (the Doctrine of Man), Christology (the Doctrine of Christ), soteriology (the Doctrine of Salvation), ecclesiology (the Doctrine of the Church) and eschatology (the Doctrine of Last Things). The […]

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Index – Volume XXVIII (1978)

To find any item in this index note the numbers following the item, such as 6:2. This means that you will find what you are looking for in the June issue (6) on page 2. In the index of book reviews the name in parenthesis identifies the reviewer. AUTHORS ADAMS, JAY Transactional analysis  1:2 ANDERSON, SID […]

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A Groundless Decision

Wednesday, June 21, was a historic day for the Christian Reformed Church. That afternoon, before a full house of observers, a decision with many implications was made by the Synod of our denomination. It was decided by a majority, but not unanimously, “That consistories be allowed to ordain qualified women to the office of deacon, […]

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A Look at Books

A HISTORY OF PREACHING. Vol. III. From the close of the Nineteenth Century to the Middle of the Twentieth Century (continuing the work of the Volumes I and II by Edwin C, Dargan) and American Preaching (not covered by Dargan). During the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, by Ralph G. Turnbull. Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, […]

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“Our Song of Hope” – A Vague Substitute

In view of the increasingly closer relationships between our Christian Reformed Churches and the Reformed Church in America as well as our concern about the Reformed faith in general, our readers should be acquainted with the RCA’s proposed new confession and the issues involved in its adoption. Rev, Jerome Julien, long-time secretary of the Reformed […]

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A Look at Books

VALUABLE REPRINTS REFORMED DOGMATICS, SEVENTEENTH CENTURY REFORMED THEOLOGY THROUGH THE WRiTINGS OF WOLLEBIUS, VOETIUS, AND TURRETIN. Edited and translated by John W. Beardslee M. Grand Rapids, Baker, 1977. 471 pp., paperback, $6.95. Reviewed by Rev. Jerome Julien, pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church of Pella, Iowa. Baker Book House is to be congratulated for […]

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Index Volume XXVl1 (1977)

THE OUTLOOK is indebted to Rev. Jerome M. Julien, pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church of Pella, Iowa, for having provided this Index to the contents of the issue of 1977. To find any item in this index note the numbers following the item, such as 6:2. This means that you will find what you […]

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GRACE UNLIMITED. Edited by Clark H. Pinnock. Bethany Fellowship, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1975, 264 pp., $4.95, paper. Reviewed by Rev. Johan D. Tangelder. This symposium was written explictly against Calvinism. Each essay supports one variety or another of the Wesley-Arminian tradition. The contributors are Clark Pinnock who wrote the Introduction and “Responsible Freedom and the […]

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