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No Reason to Doubt

In head 1, article 17 of the Canons of Dordt, we confess that “godly parents have no reason to doubt of the election and salvation of their children whom it pleaseth God to call out of their life in their infancy.” The question that arises from this statement is, “What does this mean?” Do we […]

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“God’s Vine” is a sermon by the late Rev. Marinus Schipper preached in 1978.* He preached it with special thought for “our covenant young people.” The message is timeless, the homiletics masterful, and the doctrine distinctively Protestant Reformed. Every reader would do well to listen to it. The sermon takes as its text John 15:1-2. […]

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Guido DeBres: A Letter to his Wife

Guido de Bres, the author of the Belgic Confession, gave his life for the sake of the truth of God. Before he took his glorious, blessed place under the altar (Rev. 6:9), he penned a letter to his wife of seven years, saying his farewell. Facing death by hanging, the world knows nothing of the […]

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The word of God found in the middle of the books of Kings and Chronicles reveals that the church was increasingly feeling the pressure of persecution from within the nation of Israel and Judah itself.  It was becoming very clear that “they are not all Israel that are of Israel” (Rom. 9:6).  We have here […]

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