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On Death and Dying: What Exactly Are We Afraid Of?

“Are you afraid of the coronavirus?” My four-year-old asked his Sunday school teacher that question on March 8, 2020. Since then, I daresay that there has not been one person on our planet who is unaffected by the pandemic. As I watched events unfold, questions echoed in my mind. There were a variety of reactions […]

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Here I Stand!

(A Series of Lessons on the 37 Articles of The Confession of Faith, A Reformed Creed usually called The Belgic Confession.) Lesson 11 Article XIII The Providence of God and His Government of All Things “We believe that the same good God, after He had created all things, did not forsake them or give them up to […]

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Reformed Faith

The following lecture was delivered by Dr. Godfrey to a recent conference in South Korea. It is a very great honor and pleasure for me to be able to participate in this conference. This is my first visit to Korea and I am very much looking for-ward to learning more about what the Lord is […]

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In several previous articles on the Canons of Dort. I have referred to the implications of its confession of God’s sovereign grace in the salvation of His people for the preaching of the gospel today. However, these references were largely incidental to my purpose which was to summarize the teaching of the confession and to […]

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Reformed Ministry

This is the second address delivered by Dr. Godfrey to a conference in Seoul, Korea. Yesterday we reflected on the subject of the Reformed life, and today we have another great, broad subject, the Reformed ministry. We saw yesterday that Hebrews 10:24,25 contains a call to every Christian to be active in Christian service: “…let […]

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Reformed Faith at the Crossroads

The following address was given to the first meeting of the International Reformed Fellowship. It is timely counsel for all of us as well. The Editors The theme assigned to me for today is “Reformed Faith at the Crossroads.” It is a timely and vital theme because I believe that we in the Reformed community are […]

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N2ZASM

A good friend of mine drove into our church parking lot some time ago with a new personalized license plate on his car. The plate read “N2ZASM.” Not everyone immediately grasped what it meant. My friend was a little disappointed. It seemed obvious to him. But his lingering problems with the “th” sound in English had kept him […]

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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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W. Robert Godfrey’s Inaugural Address as President of Westminster Seminary in California, October 1, 1993 Dr. Carson, members of the Board of Trustees, fellow faculty members, administrators and staff of the Seminary. students, distinguished guests and delegates, family and my good friends. It is a privilege for me to be here and have this opportunity […]

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A Plea for Reformed Ecumenicity

If you’re like me, you hear the word “ecumenicity” and you think, “World Council of Churches” or some such “ecumenical” organization. (“Ecumenicity” comes from the Greek word “oikoumene,” meaning “inhabited world.” It refers to the idea that the church of the Lord spans the globe, and ought to express its oneness.) In this article and […]

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