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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 17 – ARTICLE XX GOD HAS MANIFESTED HIS JUSTICE AND MERCY IN CHRIST We believe that God, who is perfectly merciful and just, sent his Son to assume that nature in which the […]

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Here I Stand!

(A Series of Lessons on the 37 Articles ofThe Confession of Faith, A Reformed Creed usually called the Belgic Confession.) Lesson 13 Article XV: Original Sin We believe that through the disobedience of Adam original sin is extended to all mankind; which is a corruption of the whole nature and a hereditary disease, wherewith even infants in their mother’s womb arc infected, and which […]

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Here I Stand!

(A Series of Lessons on the 37 Articles of The Confession of Faith, A Reformed Creed usually called The Belgic Confession.) Lesson 11 Article XIII The Providence of God and His Government of All Things “We believe that the same good God, after He had created all things, did not forsake them or give them up to […]

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Here I Stand!

Lesson 9 Article XI The Holy Spirit is True and Eternal God We believe and confess also that the Holy Spirit from eternity proceeds from the Father and the Son; and therefore neither is made, created, nor begotten but only proceeds from both; who in order is the third person of the Holy Trinity; of […]

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Here I Stand

(A Series of Lessons on the 37 Articles of The Confession of Faith, A Reformed Creed usually called The Belgic Confession.) The Doctrine of God, Articles 8.13. Lesson 7 Article VIII God is One in Essence Yet Distin. guished in Three Persons According to this truth and this Word of God, we believe in one […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Tucked away in this year’s Agenda for Synod 1996 of the Christian Reformed Church lies a “Report of the CRC Worship Committee Regarding Gender-Sensitive Language in the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dort” (pp. 90–123). For those who desire to see the CRC return to its historic commitment to the Word of God in Scripture […]

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Discernment in Worship

Question: How can we tell the difference between the true church and the false church? Answer: The marks by which the true Church is known are the pure preaching of the doctrine of the gospel; maintaining the pure administration of the sacraments as instituted by Christ; in short, if all things are managed according to […]

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An Elder Views the Eldership

Mr. Peter Wobbema served as an elder for many years in the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church and the Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His publishing company printed The Torch and Trumpet (later The Outlook) for many years. He also provided a financial safety net for this publication in rough times. […]

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