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We are now ready to discuss the Synod of Dordrecht itself.  You recall that, through the overthrow of the government of Oldenbarneveldt in the Netherlands by Prince Mauritz, a government sympathetic to the Reformed cause had come into power.  This government convened the Synod that met in the city of Dordrecht and dealt with the […]

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Your Difficult Way in Christmas Celebration

You. as the young people of our churches, have a very difficult way to walk in these days of increasing godlessness.  We are sure that you have experienced that in many ways. You have, have you not? And when we come to the season of the year in which the Church, and therefore you as […]

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The basic question which needs answer­ing (which we are discussing in these ar­ticles) is, “Who are the ones today which stand in the line of the Calvin Reformation?” This means, as far as our present discussion of the Arminian controversy is concerned, that we want to know whether the Arminians were, as they claimed, those […]

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Genesis 12,13, and 14

After the introduction of chapter 11, we are given the beginning of the history of Abraham which will continue on into chap­ter 25. Chapter 12 begins with the calling of Abram. This is evidently the second rendi­tion of the calling. The first had been given in Ur with the result that Abram and his father’s […]

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Jacob Have I Loved

“Jacob Have I Loved” by Jean Bees, published by Wm, B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Grand Rapids. This is one of twenty-five books by the author, who has traveled extensively and evidently devoted much research to the writing of this book. The book is a novel on the life of Jacob; it is the first of […]

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Why I Became a Minister

As I think back, it occurs to me that the primary reason why I became a minister was the fact that I was called of God to the ministry. This calling is just as real today as it was in the old dispensation when God called certain persons from among the people to be His […]

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A House on the Sand or on a Rock?

One year ago came Karen. Karen was the typhoon that literally destroyed Guam. I cannot help recalling the event, for in­deed it was the sort of experience that makes one do some deep soul-probing and re-evaluating of one’s faith, standards, and interests in life. The name Karen in the Greek means “gift.” It was also […]

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