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Be Firm in the Truth

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ (Eph. […]

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There are several reasons why we need to understand Genesis 1, and how to defend 24-hour creation. First, Genesis 1 begins with “in the beginning.” This is the beginning of God’s sovereign plan of salvation which he would work through his son for his people. Secondly, it is likely that we will be exposed to a creation heresy, […]

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Holding to False Doctrine and Walking In Sin

Dear Rev. Laning What is the difference, if there is any at all, between one’s holding to false doctrine and one’s living in sin? Michael J. Vermeer   Dear Michael A person who is holding to false doctrine is sinning by doing so. But such a person may or may not be impenitently walking in […]

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Through Strife to Victory Chapter 1

The Westminster Shorter Catechism, composed in England in 1647, begins with the question: “What is the chief end of man?” To that the answer is given: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.” That applies also to God’s church. For God shows forth the riches of His glory in and […]

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Drifting with the Wind (3)

As pointed out in a previous article, Young People, Satan sends forth the wind of false doc­trines to keep us from seeking the Kingdom of Heaven and its righteousness. Doing that, he strives to make us drift off the path that brings us to the channel through which we enter that kingdom. But there is […]

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Drifting with the Wind (1)

There is a word, Young People, which the author of the epistle to the Hebrews used very often. That word is the adjective “better”, which he uses nine times in this epistle. He speaks of Christ being better than the angels, of a better hope, a better testament, a better covenant, of better sacrifices, a […]

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Our God’s Victorious Grace

As you young people know, it makes no difference where you prick an inflated balloon.  Whether you prick it in front or in back, on the left side or on the right side, you are going to deflate it.  The larger the hole the faster the air or gas will escape.  In fact, even a […]

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The Trickery of Error

Without the work of the official ministry of the Word as established in the true church, instituted according to Scripture with ordained minister, el­ders and deacons, we have no protec­tion against “the trickery of error.” The work of the ministry in the pure preaching of the Word is for the purpose of edifying (building up) […]

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