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The Church is Jesus’ “new creation by water and the Word.” As the Belgic Confession has made so clear, to be united to Christ includes being united to his Body, the visible Church. For those not formally belonging to a local manifestation of the catholic Church they are “duty bound” to join it with joy. […]

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“He can no longer have God for his Father, who has not the Church for his mother.” This is the outlook of our Confession. This phrase, penned by Cyprian and taken up by John Calvin, is expressed and applied in the words of faith in Belgic Confession, Articles 27–36. The doctrine of the church was […]

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Thoughts for the New Year

We are living in an age where Hol­lywood permeates the modern mind and holds all things holy in disdain. Public education disre­gards the Triune God altogether while flaunting the blasphemous theory of evolution. Throughout the nation laws are being passed protecting evil while our Lord is being banned from all places pub­lic. The preborn babes […]

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After the sounding forth of the first six trumpets in Revelation 8-9, we have an interlude before the sound­ing forth of the seventh and final trumpet in Revelation 11:15ff. The interlude is found in Revelation 10:1-11:14, and it concerns the nature of the church, even as she finds herself in the midst of the mighty […]

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Will the Protestant church survive? Will the Reformed church endure? We have not the high liturgy of Rome: we have no rosaries, no mass, no candles, nor pope.  With- out these things will the Protestant church survive? Will the Reformed church endure? We have not the gifts of the charismatics: no speaking in tongues, faith […]

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This is My Outlook

Recently, the left front tire on my car was punctured.  For the first time in nearly thirty years, I had to change a flat tire.  After I put on the small replacement, which was low on air, I drove a mile to the tire store.  The mechanics were very accommodating.  As one set about the […]

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