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Confession of Faith (7)

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer Vol. 63 pp. 413- 415.  In the past several articles we have discussed public confession of faith. We have used as our guide the three questions that are asked of those who make confession of faith. We want to conclude this discussion by calling attention to certain responsibilities which a […]

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Confession of Faith (6)

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer Vol. 63 pp. 372- 374.  “Will you submit to church government, and in case you should become delinquent (which may God graciously forbid) to church discipline?” This third question asked of those who make public confession of faith is closely related to the previous two questions. In the first question […]

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Confession of Faith (5)

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer Vol. 63 pp. 356- 357.  Last time we began our discussion of the second question asked of those who make public confession of faith: “Have you resolved by the grace of God to adhere to this doctrine; to reject all heresies repugnant thereto and to lead a new, godly life?” […]

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Confession of Faith (4)

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer Vol. 63 pp. 305-307 Have you resolved by the grace of God to adhere to this doctrine; to reject all heresies repugnant thereto and to lead a new, godly life?” Last time we dealt with the first question asked of those who make public confession of faith. We saw that […]

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Confession of Faith (3)

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer Vol. 63 pp. 256- 258.  “Do you acknowledge the doctrine contained in the Old and New Testaments and in the Articles of the Christian faith and taught here in this Christian Church to be the true and complete doctrine of salvation?” This is the first question asked of those who […]

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Confession of Faith (2)

Reprinted from the Standard Bearer Vol. 63 pp. 211-213 At the end of our last article, we were busy discussing the basis for public confession of faith. We saw that the responsibility to make public confession of faith is based, first of all, on the general calling of the believer to confess Christ’s Name in […]

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Confession of Faith (1)

Reprint from the January 15,1987 issue of the Standard Bearer  One of the most joyful occasions in the church is the public confession of faith of the young people. For the pastor and elders there is no more joyful occasion than when young people come to the consistory room to make confession of faith before […]

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What is it to be Reformed in Faith

You young people profess to be Reformed Christians. You are members of a Reformed church, a Reformed church that is part of a Reformed denomi­nation, the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. Most of you have been Reformed Christians all your life. You have not been anything else but Reformed Christians. You were born into a […]

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The Fifth Commandment

“Not another article (sermon!) on the fifth commandment,” I can hear some of you say. It’s the same old thing over again: “Honor your father and your mother.” How many times haven’t we heard this? And you are right. You will learn nothing essentially new who endure me long enough to read this article through […]

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