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Good Works (2)

We ended the last article hoping to look at several areas related to how we perform good works. We saw in the last article how the standard for good works is spiritual and that God judges our deepest motives and thoughts. Now, we will move on and take note of how all of the activities […]

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Predestination: Who First Chooses Whom?

Lisa is an eighth grade student at Covenant Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina. She wrote this essay for a Language Arts assignment. I am convinced that predestination is the biblical perspective on salvation. There are many Scripture texts that support the sovereignty of God in choosing His elect. If you believe that God chose […]

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Deadly Poison

Dear Editor, Writing in response to the article “Deadly Poison” by Mrs. Dilys Watson in the January 2002 issue of Beacon Lights, I shall confine myself to the points that I regard as a misrepresentation of my views. I do not believe that God is ignorant of anything. In particular, I do not believe that […]

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The Fourth Man (18)

A Story from the Time of the Afscheiding translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko Chapter 18 Dark Clouds Rev. Buddingh had come to Hilversum to preach for the Secessionist congregation there. He was taken to the town in the night because the Secessionists knew that his presence, if known, would bring upon them the wrath of […]

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Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma

On December 12, 1953, Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma was born in Lansing, Illinois. His parents are Wilbur and Dorthy Bruinsma. He grew up in his hometown of Lansing, although he lived for a few years in South Holland. He attended South Holland Protestant Reformed Church until he left to go to pre-seminary at the age of […]

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A Savior In the Time of Need

There in the darkness did I lay, In the pit of mire and clay. The darkness was so cold and deep, And to my soul then did it creep. The presence of one else was near, It chilled my bones with sick’ning fear. It’s cruel voice did drown my soul. He came to me, I […]

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The Bride Who Didn’t Care

Come be my bride,” a young man asks, his face glowing with anticipation. “Ummm, sure I guess,” the young lady replies, never looking up, her mind still intent on the sewing project at hand. Under normal circumstances, a young man and woman who have developed a relationship of love and respect for one another would […]

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Qualified for Glory

Throughout our lives it becomes necessary for us to examine our beliefs as children of God and determine what we stand for and how these beliefs impact others and ourselves. Most often this is not of ourselves but is occasioned by God through trials and hardship. Especially, it seems, are these beliefs tried, tested, and […]

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The Millennium

Reprinted from the Loveland PRC newsletter. Scripture’s testimony concerning the coming of Christ raises the question, “When (and how) shall He come?” It is in answering this question that the subject of the millennium of Revelation 20 comes up. The different millennial views, premillennialism, postmillennialism and amillennialism, therefore all have to do with the time […]

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May 17, 1382

The air outside was light and fresh, and the city bustled about as usual. There was nothing to tell that this spring day would be different from any other spring day in the past. But the air was heavy with tension inside the meeting hall of Blackfriars, London. Eight bishops and thirty-seven other officials gathered […]

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