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The Reformed Ecumenical Synod

At the invitation of the Committee on Arrangements for “The Fifth Reformed Ecumenical Synod,” which met in Grand Rapids, August 7 to 16, it was my privilege to attend most of its sessions. It is not my intention to give a full report in this article of all occurrences at the BES. That would require […]

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The True Church and a Modern Counterfeit

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH It is not at all difficult to enumerate several characteristics of the Christian church. The teaching of Scripture on the nature of the church is clear. The church is not of human but of divine origin. It was God who established his covenant with Abraham and his seed (Gen. 17:7). […]

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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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The Doctrine of the Antithesis: A Lost Doctrine

In Gen. 3:15 we read that God said “I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the Woman, (God’s people – the church) and between thy seed and her seed. It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” This is a most important doctrine pertaining to one’s salvation. Note first that God […]

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What Does It Mean to Be Reformed? Part 1: Worship

What Does It Mean to Be Reformed? Part 1: Worship As I sit in my study gathering a few books to do some reading and writing, I am reminded of what I have on my wall. I have pictures of each of my children scattered throughout my bookshelves. I have a picture of my dear […]

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