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Here I Stand!

Lesson 15 Article XVII The Recovery of Fallen Man We believe that our most gracious God, in his admirable wisdom and goodness, seeing that man had thus thrown himself into physical and spiritual death and made himself wholly miserable, was pleased to seek and comfort him, when he trembling fled from his presence, promising him […]

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Calvinism and Rationalism

THE Concordia Publishing House of Saint Louis, Missouri, is currently publishing a translation of the late Francis Pieper’s book on Christliche Dogmatik, or, translated, Christian Dogmatics. There are to be three volumes. Two or them have already appeared. With great force and conviction, Dr. Pieper sets forth orthodox Lutheran theology. For Pieper, Lutheranism is Christianity come to its own. Non-Lutheran forms of […]

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Christianity for the Family

The world in which we live differs markedly from that known to our grandparents. Today we lake for granted the many conveniences which were undreamed of half a century ago. Electricity, radio, television, automobiles and planes have become standard equipment in our modern civilization. And not satisfied with enjoying these inventions ourselves, we have through our […]

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Here I Stand!

(A Series of Lessons on the 37 Articles ofThe Confession of Faith, A Reformed Creed usually called the Belgic Confession.) Lesson 13 Article XV: Original Sin We believe that through the disobedience of Adam original sin is extended to all mankind; which is a corruption of the whole nature and a hereditary disease, wherewith even infants in their mother’s womb arc infected, and which […]

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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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Here I Stand!

Lesson 9 Article XI The Holy Spirit is True and Eternal God We believe and confess also that the Holy Spirit from eternity proceeds from the Father and the Son; and therefore neither is made, created, nor begotten but only proceeds from both; who in order is the third person of the Holy Trinity; of […]

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What Do We Mean By God’s Covenant?

Throughout their checkered history the Reformed churches, as we noted in the last article, have grappled with the profound mystery of God’s gracious covenant with man. From the days of Zwingli and Calvin to the present, these churches in preaching and practice strove to reflect systematically the revealed Word of God in terms geared to […]

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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.) The Doctrine of God, Articles 8.13. Lesson 7 Article VIII God is One in Essence Yet Distin. guished in Three Persons According to this truth and this Word of God, we believe in one […]

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Herman Bavinck on REPROBATION

Last time we made mention of the fact that our Reformed people should read what is best in Reformed literature. In that connection we mentioned Herman Bavinck, Abraham Kuyper, and B.B. Warfield. Warfield wrote in English. His published articles, some of which were gathered in book form, are little masterpieces. Though one need not agree […]

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Religious Terms Defined

ANABAPTISTS. A sect which arose in Germany at the time of the Reformation, which practiced the re-baptism of persons who had been baptized as infants. The more extreme type claimed to have founded a new and perfect church, to have the power to work miracles, that human government and magistrates are unnecessary among Christians, and even that […]

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