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Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election (12)

11. It’s Evidences We have entitled this series “Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election,” rather than simply “The Doctrine of Election,” since we have not been treating the subject from a systematic-theological or dogmatical point of view.  It is more proper to speak of the doctrine of Scripture, or the doctrine of the Gospel, than […]

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If there is one chief doctrine, the defense of which characterized this entire period of history, it is the doctrine of God’s sovereign work of grace in the salvation of His elect people in Christ.  This is the truth which was recaptured by the Reformation of the 16th Century; this is the truth for which […]

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Genesis 45,46

Genesis 45 Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers I. The disclosure (vss. 1-8). A. The event as such. 1. Why is the first reaction of the brothers to Joseph’s identification of himself one of terror? a. “they were troubled” (vs. 3) is, literally, “they were terrified.” b. That this terror was deeply rooted is indicated: […]

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The Essential Ingredient

We have a custom in our churches, and I believe it to be a good one, to hold prayer-day service the second Wednesday of March.  The intent was that one could not properly begin a season of planting without entering into the house of the Lord to beseech His blessing upon the labor.  Though most […]

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Invincibly Established

“Some twenty years ago an acorn dropped Into a rocky ledge where limestone showed A few white teeth and where the forest stopped Before the red slash of a quarry road. It had no business to be hatching there, A skinny leg of green life on the bare, Inhospitable ledge.  A week, no doubt, Would […]

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Shadows of Ecstasy

“Shadows of Ecstasy” by Charles Williams. Published by William B. Eerdmans Company   In this novel, as in The Place of the Lion, Williams weaves an eerie tale.  This novel takes place in England, but starts with an uprising on the African continent instigated by the would-be conqueror of death, Nigel Considine.  Roger Ingram, a […]

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