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In the Day of His Justice Obediah

In the Ancient Near East when a king was captured the war was over. The nation was conquered.King Nebuchadnezzar thought he has brought about the demise to another nation. In his quest to expand his empire he had crushed another rebellion. He had captured Zedekiah the leader of a rebellion. In turn, he had publicly […]

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The Justice and Mercy of God

“For we know Him that hath said, ‘Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense,’ said the Lord. And again, ‘The Lord shall judge His people.’” Hebrews 10:30 Lord’s Day 4 addresses a number of questions about God. The first question concerns whether or not God is fair. It is a question that is still asked […]

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To Give God a Ransom

“No man can redeem his life for another or give God a ransom for him – the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough.” (Psalm 49:7, 8) In Acts 16, Paul and Silas are thrown into prison for performing a miracle in the name of Jesus Christ. While they were there, […]

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Article 20 of the Belgic Confession begins with a sweeping statement that summarizes Articles 14–19 of our Confession: We believe that God, who is perfectly merciful and just, sent His Son to assume that nature in which the disobedience was committed, to make satisfaction in the same, and to bear the punishment of sin by […]

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“Justification is just-as-if-I-never-sinned.” This Sunday School definition has become the doctrine of justification for many mature Christians because it is so memorable. This statement is true, but it is only half of the truth of this glorious doctrine. As Protestants, we believe that justification is more than just the forgiveness of our sins. In justification […]

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