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What We Believe (6): Providence

This is the sixth in a series of articles on Reformed Doctrine, under the heading, What We Believe. The familiar question-and-answer method is being followed. Rev. Elco H. Oostendorp of Hudsonville, Michigan, deals with “The Doctrine of God” in this first section of the series. What do we believe about God’s Providence? This is beautifully […]

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What We Believe (5): God – The Creator

This is the fifth in a series of articles on Reformed Doctrine, under the heading, What We Believe. The familiar question-and-answer method, used so effectively by Bosma‘s Reformed Doctrine of a bygone day, is being followed. Rev. Elco H. Oostendorp (retired) of Hudsonville, Michigan deals with the “Doctrine of God” in these opening articles. How did […]

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What We Believe (4): Our Sovereign God

This is the fourth in a series of articles on Reformed Doctrine, under the heading What We Believe. The familiar question-and-answer method, used so effectively by Bosma’s Reformed Doctrine of a bygone day, is being followed. Rev. Elco H. Oostendorp of Hudsonville, Michigan, is the writer. What is meant by the decrees of God? The […]

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What We Believe (3): Our Triune God

This is the third in a series of articles on Reformed Doctrine, under the heading What We Believe. The familiar question-and-answer method, used so effectively by Bosma’s Reformed Doctrine of a bygone day. is being followed. Rev. Elco H. Oostendorp. (retired) of Hudsonville, Michigan, deals with “The Doctrine of God” in these opening articles. What […]

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What We Believe: Our Knowledge of God

Herewith THE OUTLOOK begins a series of articles on Reformed Doctrine, under the heading What We Believe. The familiar question-and-answer method, used so effectively by Bosma‘s Reformed Doctrine of a bygone day is being followed. Rev. Elco H. Oostendorp (retired) of Hudsonville, Michigan, has consented to contribute this introductory article as well as a number […]

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Throughout this series of articles on the Canons of Dort, I have been emphasizing that they affirm two closely related and fundamental themes of the gospel. These are: God’s sovereign and gracious work. in the redemption of His elect people, and the comfort this work affords the Christian believer. Only the gospel of God’s free […]

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In several previous articles on the Canons of Dort. I have referred to the implications of its confession of God’s sovereign grace in the salvation of His people for the preaching of the gospel today. However, these references were largely incidental to my purpose which was to summarize the teaching of the confession and to […]

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“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace might increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” (Rom. 6:1–2) As these well-known words of the apostle Paul imply, it is possible to conclude wrongly from the teaching that we are saved by grace […]

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Now that we have come to the end of our journey through the Canons of Dort, it is time to draw some conclusions regarding their continued usefulness and importance for the Reformed churches today. This will enable us to tie up some remaining loose threads in the previous articles, and to underscore what has been […]

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