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Special and General Revelation

We are concerned in this series of articles with the problem of Reformed apologetics. In the first three articles we discussed the general nature of Reformed apologetics. Its method, we saw, is radically different from that of Romanist-evangelical apologetics. The latter starts from the presupposition that man has a measure of ultimacy or autonomy. This […]

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The Fullness of Time

“When the fulness of the time came, God sent forth his Son.”  Galatians 4:4 This text is full of Christmas. And the Christian’s celebration of Christmas should be filled with this text The tremendous fact of Christmas is that God sent forth his Son. That is what Christmas means. It began with God, as all of […]

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Practical Christianity

“Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”  James 1:22 Christianity is a life based on, and produced by, it certain system of truth. It involves certain facts, plus the meaning of the facts, plus experience based on these. We must first of all be bearers of the Word. In the […]

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Unto Him that Loveth Us

(Conclusion of meditation begun in the August issue) “Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood; and he made us to be a kingdom, to be priests unto his God and Father; to him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Rev. 1:5, 6). “Loosed from our sins by […]

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The Pause for Praise

“And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of my master Abraham, who hath not forsaken his lovingkindness and his truth toward my master: as for me, Jehovah hath led me in the way to the house of my master’s brethren.” (Gen. 24:27). “God has been good to me! I never knew his love was so […]

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Christian Communism or Christian Charity?

Among the many popular misconceptions of historic Christianity there is the vague notion that originally Christianity was communistic in its intent and practice. Hence we often hear the “community of goods” of Acts 2:44 and 4:32, which was purely local, voluntary, temporary, and occasional, referred to as “Christian Communism.” For an orthodox believer such talk sounds […]

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“Be Ye Separate”

“Overture 1812” is Tchaikovsky’s stirring musical picture of Napoleon’s triumphant march into, and his in glorious retreat from Russia. The fiery music of the “Marseillaise” inspires the soldiers as they march to Moscow. Alons ellfants de la patrie, Ie jour de gloire est arrive. Bravely, confident of victory, they enter the city: the trap. Then: the fire! Hasty […]

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In a recent editorial in The Banner (“Inerrancy: Let’s Not Use the Term,” October 3, 1994), Rev. John Suk echoed a position that has been stated frequently in recent years, but which often is left unexamined. This position argues that the Reformed tradition affIrms the infallibility, but not the inerrancy, of the Bible. The idea of […]

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Rebuttal to John Suk’s July 4 Editorial

In this article I intend to challenge the position of the editor of The Banner (CRC), John Suk, as he states it on p. 30 of the July 4 issue last summer. He writes: The grounds of the decision synod adopted to keep women out of the offices of elder, minister, and evangelist…were …disturbing. They […]

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