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Calvinism in America Today and Tomorrow

The pioneer missionary Adonirum Judson, languishing in a Burmese jail, was asked, “What do you think now of the prospects for the conversion of the heathen?” He replied: “The prospects are as bright as the promises of God.” We will do well to regard the prospect for the future of Calvinism in America in the same light. […]

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The Law of God

“For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin” – Romans 7:14 “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” – Romans 3:20 By “the Law of God” we mean the moral law […]

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A Righteous Man Who Compromised

Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tend toward Sodom.” Genesis 13:12 Lot was a Righteous Man, but Covetous Like Abraham, Lot was a believer in Jehovah, a person justified by faith. 2 Peter 2:6–8 shows this. He really was a child of God, […]

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The Sin of Divided Devotion

“They feared the Lord, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.” 2 Kings 17:33 After a long siege, Samaria fell to the Assyrian army in 722 B.C., and the people were deported to remote regions. Then the Assyrians took people from other regions and settled them in the territory […]

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Are Bones a Luxury?

Our pastor preached another doctrinal sermon. It is gelling to be almost more than we can stand! This remark of a Covenanter church member betrays a common, but deplorably wrong-headed, attitude toward the doctrinal system of the Christian Faith. People who say such things regard instruction in Christian truth as a boresome nuisance. They prefer “inspirational” sermons. But “inspiration” will be a […]

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A Successful Man’s Failure

“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?” Luke 12:20 A man came to Jesus seeking adjudication of a dispute with his brother about inheritance of property. Jesus declined to decide the matter, adding: “Take heed, and beware […]

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Christs Prayer of Intercession

The Scottish Reformer John Knox said that he cast his first anchor in this seventeenth chapter of John. In this chapter we find what is truly the Lord’s Prayer. This prayer which Jesus taught his disciples, commonly called “the Lord’s prayer,” was not used as a prayer by Jesus himself, and could not have been, for it […]

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Hope for Weak Christians

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my Spirit upon him…A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.” Isaiah 42:1–3                       This is a prophecy about […]

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The School of Prayer

“Lord teach me to pray.” – Luke 11:1 Christ teaches us to pray by his Word and by his Holy Spirit, working together. Not by the Word without the Spirit, and not by the Spirit apart from the Word, but by the two together—by the Holy Spirit’s use and application of the Word. Christ’s Word, of […]

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