FILTER BY:

Christian Baptism: The Reformed Interpretation

John Murray: CHRISTIAN BAPTISM. Philadelphia: The Committee on Christian Education, The Orthodox Presbyterian Church. 1952. vii, 93. $1.75.* Most controversies throughout the history of the church have at least contributed to a clearer understanding of the truths of Scripture. But quite the opposite seems true of those distressing conflicts concerning the sacraments which have divided […]

Continue reading

Herman Bavinck on REPROBATION

Last time we made mention of the fact that our Reformed people should read what is best in Reformed literature. In that connection we mentioned Herman Bavinck, Abraham Kuyper, and B.B. Warfield. Warfield wrote in English. His published articles, some of which were gathered in book form, are little masterpieces. Though one need not agree […]

Continue reading

Here I Stand!

A Series of Lessons in the 37 Articles of The Confession of Faith, a Reformed Creed usually called The Belgic Confession Lesson 5—Articles 5 and 6 ARTICLE V Whence the Holy Scriptures Derive Their Dignity and Authority We receive all these books, and these only, as holy and canonical, for the regulation, foundation, and confirmation […]

Continue reading

Here I Stand!

A Series of Lessons in the 37 Articles of The Confession of Faith, a Reformed Creed usually called The Belgic Confession Calvinistic churches have not been afraid to publish before the world specific statements defining their understanding of the truth as revealed in the Bible. Out of the crucible of bitter hostility and persecution, Reformed creeds have […]

Continue reading

Eschatology, the doctrine of the “last things,” is one of the most divisive topics among evangelical Protestants today. While today there is Amillennialism, Postmillennialism, Theonomic Postmillennialism, Historic Premillennialism, Dispensational Premillennialism, Progressive Dispensationalism, and Preterism, whether Partial or Consistent, the early Protestants all agreed in their Confessions of Faith that this life was one of suffering […]

Continue reading

“Who is like the LORD our God, who dwells on high, who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth?” (Psalm 113:5–6). “For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?” (Psalm 89:6). […]

Continue reading

II. The Attributes of God “…He is eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, almighty, perfectly wise, just, good, and the overflowing fountain of all good.” 1. Incommunicable Attributes We confess that God has incommunicable attributes. This means that these attributes cannot be communicated, or given, to His creation. These attributes make God uniquely God and distinguish […]

Continue reading

Article 2 of the Belgic Confession is divided into two short and simple parts: the knowledge of God in the “book” of creation, and the knowledge of God in the “book” of Scripture. The Confession uses the literary feature of a simile here to compare creation to a book when it says it “is before […]

Continue reading

The second book of revelation is a literal book, namely, the written word of God. We call it “special revelation” because it makes known to God’s special people, His elect, that He is their Redeemer. The knowledge of God in creation is superb, as Scripture shows, but it is not a knowledge sufficient to lead […]

Continue reading