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Questions About the Suffering of Little Ones

Question #15 I know you don’t know me but I know you’ll pray for my family. My four-year-old niece, (name), will be undergoing brain surgery on January (date). She has a disease called tuberous sclerosis which, in the short-hand version, causes hard tumors to form on the brain and possibly other organs. This has caused […]

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Does the PRC Think They Are the Only True Church?

Question I have been trying to find out more about the Protestant Reformed Church, in particular, what the difference is between the CRC and the PRC. Is the fundamental difference the idea of grace, common or elect? At one time I remember hearing something about how the CRC to the PRC are the unbelievers? Is […]

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Can Wicked Men Really Do Miracles and Prophesy?

Question We read in Numbers about Balaam prophesying and in I Samuel about Saul prophesying also. In Matthew 7:22, apparently the non-elect are claiming they performed miracles and prophesying during their lives. It seems that Judas also performed miracles along with the other Apostles. On the other hand, I Corinthians seems to be telling us […]

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Whence Cain’s Wife?

Question I have a question regarding the first two chapters in Genesis. In Genesis 1:26, we read “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over ALL the earth, and […]

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Other Replies to the Question of Suicide

There were several that responded to my answer on the topic of suicide. The gist of the remarks were questions about, the one who may have a serious mental, chemical, etc. imbalance, or the one that may have been under the influence of drugs or some such. Further there was the implication that we are […]

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Christmas Decorations

Question I was just wondering if there is any place for a Christmas tree, Christmas lights, and all the other things that we see at Christmas time in the Christian home? Answer We will keep our answer to this question rather brief. In the first place it appears that the use of the Christmas tree […]

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Can Christ Come Back Any Second?

Question #33 I would like to ask you a question. I am having a dispute with class members with the following question. What will happen at the end of the world, and can Christ come back any second, or do signs still have to happen? Answer #33 When you ask about what will happen at […]

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Bible Code

Question Lately I have heard so much about the “Bible Code.” I have read the book also by the same title, and it is quite believable. If you haven’t heard about it, a computer program was developed that takes the original Hebrew text of the Bible and develops a sequence (every tenth letter, every 1456 […]

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Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Go To Hell?

Question I know it has been long debated as to whether those who take their own lives go to hell or not. I could understand that if the person was an unbeliever his/her entire life, but what if the person was at one time or another experiencing a strong faith in God? Answer I will […]

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The Truth Despised

Question I have been a Christian since 1978.1 am 33 years old. In that time I have attended many churches, most of them Baptist, Evangelical free churches and the like, until I met (a pastor) who is 26 years old and preaching this “reformed theology.” WOW!! I have never heard this before! A light went […]

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How Did Sin Enter the World?

Question #24 If God is completely good, and all things were created by him, how did sin enter the world? Since God is good it would seem philosophically impossible for him to create something sinful, or even something perfect which is able to sin. I know this is kind of a philosophical question, and possibly […]

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Head Coverings for Women

From a questioner in Michigan:  I Corinthians 11:5 reads “But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with {her}head uncov- ered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.” Why don’t the women in the Protestant Reformed Churches keep their heads covered? Maybe the obvious answer is because this was […]

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The Blessing of the Preaching of the Heidelberg Catechism

According to the church order of our Protestant Reformed Churches we are required in our church worship services to preach the Heidelberg Catechism each Sunday. In article 68 of the Church Order we read, “The ministers shall on Sunday explain briefly the sum of Christian doctrine comprehended in the Heidelberg Catechism so that as much […]

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Situation Ethics

Question #25 I have had an ongoing debate with one of my teachers, about this one. If it is 2:00 am and your friend is lying bleeding on the street, and the only way to save him is to break into a nearby drug store and steal bandages, is this considered stealing? I thought so, […]

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Loving Our Enemies

Question #18 How must we understand the words of the Lord when He commands us to love our enemies?   Answer #18 The one who asked this question is concerned with the false teaching so very common in our day that God is said to “love all men,” and the accompanying teaching that therefore we […]

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Infant Death

Question #17 But what of the little ones, the infants, those yet in the womb? Why does God give them life only to take it soon away?   Answer #17 One thing we ought to say at the beginning is that God’s ways are past finding out, we cannot know all the reasons God has […]

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Questions on the End Times

Question: One question that I wonder about is why there appear to be so few Reformed ministries that are amillennial. When I search the net most of the Reformed ministries seem to be postmil and Reconstructionist. Answer: In the first place it is very difficult to attempt to answer for others, and I do not […]

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Tongues and Prophesies

The following is a question from a reader of Rev. Moore’s Web page and Rev. Moore’s answer.   Question: “As you know, Pentecostal believers have stories to tell that sound amazing (and somewhat convincing) concerning these issues. For instance, how would you respond to a Pentecostal who says that he heard a message in tongues […]

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Youth Serving God in the Family

A.   Our God is a covenant God. Gen. 17:7; Acts 2:39 1.  He has chosen His covenant people from eternity to be His children. Col. I: l4ff.; Eph. 1:3-5. 2.   He has redeemed His covenant people over 1950 years ago. Eph. 1:5-8. 3.   He calls, justifies, and glorifies those whom He has chosen. Rom. 8:29-30; […]

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Birth Control

The question that we consider this time is a rather broad question, and one to which we shall try to give some basic principles from the Scripture to be a guide for its answer. The question is set forth by the Senior PRYP Society of the Hudsonville Church. The question asks for a proper Scriptural […]

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Called by My Name

From a reader in Edgerton, Minnesota comes the following question: “In Amos 9:11-12, what is meant by the phrase, ‘called by my name’?” At first glance this prophecy in Amos may seem to speak of no more than a literal restoration of Israel to their land after the captivity, and to the subsequent possession of […]

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Mary

In the first place in this article, I must apologize for being late in answering some of your questions. I believe I have all things sorted out, so that you should be receiving a steady stream of answers to your questions from not on. I have about five or six questions waiting for answers now, […]

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