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INQUIRY WITH RESPONSIBILITY Very likely many have pondered the article of Dr. Henry Stob in the May-June Reformed Journal (p. 5), where he writes about the propositions set forth by the “Dekker” study committee. In effect he warns that Synod should not proclaim the committee’s propositions as “‘dogmas’ to be honored by all who are charged to think Christianly […]

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Research, Reason or Revelation

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” – I […]

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What Professor Kuiper said….

ON THE LOVE OF GOD… Occasionally one hears it said by Calvinists that God is good and benevolent to all the children of men but that He loves only the elect. According to Scripture, however, it may be said without the slightest hesitation that God loves all men. But what Scripture does not teach is […]

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What Dr. Eldersveld Said…

ABOUT THE NECESSITY OF SCRIPTURE… The Bible is not a volume of literary genius to admire; it is the revelation of divine grace to believe. It is not just one of the ten best books written by man; it is the only Book written by God. It is not the product of religious faith; it […]

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PREACHING AS THE CALL TO ARMS… The command of our Lord Jesus Christ to the church is to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. It will be impossible to carry out this command without knowledge of what is the gospel. We need not be in the dark for God himself has […]

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NO ROOM FOR JESUS CHRIST?…. Of all the seasons of the year none seems to captivate us more than the commemoration of Christ’s birth. For old and young this is supposed to be the “happy” time. We seem intent on shutting out of heart and home anything that smacks of sadness. For this there is a good […]

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HOW GREAT THOU ART!… Reformed Christians have committed themselves to the position that “we know God by two means.” The first is by the creation, preservation and government of the universe which we acknowledge “is before our eyes as a most elegant book.” But how many of us really take time to read that book in our […]

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The Wilderness – A Fruitful Field

From a barren wilderness, into a verdant valley—such is the great change prophesied by Isaiah in the fifteenth verse of the thirty-second chapter. Israel, the land and the people, will be transformed by God Himself. The fir tree instead of the thorn, the myrtle tree instead of the brier—this is the picture of prophecy presented by […]

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Preaching the Resurrection

The happiest day on the entire church calendar is the day of the resurrection of Christ Jesus. The first Easter was the most glorious dawn in human history. The fact of the resurrection of Christ forms the central message and foundation of the Christian church. In Acts 2:23,24 we have a statement of the fact of the resurrection, the anchor of our faith: […]

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Good Listeners (VI)

Television has exerted a profound impact on our culture. It effects almost every area of life and among other things has powerfully effected public discourse, especially preaching. Preaching as a means of communication appears to many to be archaic. Because we are accustomed to visual stimulation and abbreviated verbal messages, it is increasingly difficult for […]

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