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An Ever-growing Acronym

It used to be just four letters: LGBT. Now there are seven. And a symbol. The latest rendering of the ever-growing acronym of the sexual revolution is LGBTQIA+. You are probably familiar with the first part of the acronym, but maybe not the last part. In full, it stands for: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, […]

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Relationship Between Offices

I have a question for Schuyler–What is the relationship between the office of all believer and the special offices in the church?  If Schuyler gets a pseudonym, I’d like one, too. You can undersign it “Publius.” Thank you! The Relationship Between the Offices Schuyler An office is a position of authority in which a person […]

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Grace and Assurance: The Message of the Canons of Dordt

“Grace and Assurance: The Message of the Canons of Dordt” Book Review Jake Dykstra Nearly 400 years separates us from the monumental event of the Synod of Dordt. It was there that our Reformed fathers took an unwavering stance on the scriptural principles that we know today as total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible […]

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China and the Gospel

This summer, I went to China to do evangelism on a university campus with a group of college students from the Great Lakes region. For six weeks, I was immersed into a culture entirely different from anything I had ever experienced. The smells, food, cleanliness standards, language, and tremendous number of people reminded me daily […]

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The Daily Press

February 8 Read Jeremiah 27 In this chapter, we read that the kings of the surrounding nations sent ambassadors to meet with King Zedekiah to form an alliance against Nebuchadnezzar. But God sent Jeremiah to them with a sobering message to squash out the false confidence that this potential alliance brought. No army could save […]

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The Needful Closet

Are personal devotions really necessary? The Bible is full of passages that call us to seek God regularly (1 Chron. 16:11), to meditate on him continually (Ps. 119:97), and to pray often (1 Thess. 5:17). The regular practice of personal devotions is one of the best ways to do these things. Jesus teaches the importance […]

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How Church History Brought Me to Christ

Christ promised his sheep would hear his voice and follow after him. His power to call his children and convince them to love and fear him knows no boundaries. This is just a humble attempt at showing my gratitude for his great love towards a sinner like me. I was born in Brazil to Lidia […]

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The Necessity of Membership in a True Church

This article is the shortened version of the recently published booklet by me under the same title. This abridgment necessarily omits much of the booklet, including elements that I consider to be of great importance both to the subject and to the thinking of Reformed persons concerning church membership. I urge the young person to […]

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Trees of the Bible (3): Oaks of Bashan

Oaks are one of the trees mentioned often in the Bible. This is a recognizable tree for many of us since oaks are found all around the world. The particular types of oak mentioned in the Bible are two kinds that grow short, gnarled, and broad with acorns that are slim and pointed. Oaks were […]

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