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Studies in the Canons of Dordt

This completes the Studies on the Canons of Dordt.  We wish to thank Miss Timmer for her efforts to make this beautiful confession of the Church alive with the warmth of the Reformed faith. We pray that God will use these studies for a greater appreciation at Scriptural truth in our day. LESSON THIRTY-TWO ART. 10. […]

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Studies in the Canons of Dort – Lessons 22, 23, 24

LESSON TWENTY-TWO ART. 2. “A CORRUPT STOCK PRODUCED A CORRUPT OFFSPRING.” Like Begets like Like begets like. Fallen man begets fallen children. Adam’s sin caused all his descendent’s to be conceived and born in sin, Jesus excepted. The innocent looking babe you saw the other day is not innocent, but came into the world laden with […]

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Limited Atonement: The Historic Reformed Position

CANONS OF DORT Jesus Christ “was made sin, and became a curse for us and in our stead, that He might make satisfaction to divine justice on our behalf” (II, 2). “It was the will of God that Christ by the blood of the cross, whereby He confirmed the new covenant, should effectually redeem out of […]

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Studies in the Canons of Dort

LESSON EIGHTEEN ART. 6. CAUSE OF UNBELIEF IS IN THE SUBJECT, NOT IN THE OBJECTIVE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST. The sinner that perishes in unbelief, perishes in unbelief which is his own unbelief. There is nothing defective about the sacrifice of Christ, nor is the sacrifice insufficient to wash away his sin; the trouble lies with […]

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Studies in the Canons of Dort

PART TWO THE DEATH OF CHRIST AND THE REDEMPTION OF MEN THEREBY OUTLINE OF PART TWO Art. 1. Divine justice requires either:  a. Punishment of sin, or b. Satisfaction for sin Art. 2. Infinite mercy provides the divine way of satisfying divine justice. Art. 3. Death of the divine Son is the perfect sacrifice and satisfaction […]

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Studies in the Canons of Dort

LESSON SIX Part I Art. 6. ELECTION IS A SOVEREIGN DECREE A. Two-fold activity of the sovereign decree l. God’s grace softens the elect and inclines to faith. It was God’s good pleasure to choose some human beings unto salvation. No man takes the initiative in seeking God, but God graciously seeks those whom he […]

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Studies in the Canons of Dort

LESSON THREE Part I Art. 2. GOD PROVIDES A WAY OF REDEMPTION A. God’s love manifested How was the redeeming love of God made known? “To manifest” means “to make known.” God made it known in sending his only begotten Son into the world to suffer and die for his people. There is only one begotten […]

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