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God’s Priceless Law

The heav’ns declare His glory, The firmament shows forth The wisdom and the beauty With which God crowns the earth. Each day our Father utters The speech His children hear, And night by night His knowledge Does constantly appear. The sun His hand is guiding Its heat and light immense- Accomplishes His purpose, Shows His […]

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What Makes Right and Wrong?

Question of Michael Vermeer My philosophy professor in college has often asked the question “What makes a right (wrong) thing right (wrong)?” In attempting to answer this question, he has brought up several theories, one of which is called the Divine Command Theory. According to this theory, God makes something right or wrong by saying […]

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Thoughts on God’s Sovereignty: Psalm 19

Article II of the Belgic Confession of Faith, a creed of many Reformed Churches, tells us that God is revealed unto us in two ways: by the creation and by the Word of God. These two means are important to us as Christians because they show us that since God is sovereign over all creation, […]

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The Law of God

sDuring the month of November, we as Protestant Reformed young people will gather around our families table on a special day to eat lots of tom-turkey with all the trimmings. Since this day is special we will be full of joy and will want to pack in all the fun and games we can until, […]

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The Law – Believers Delivered From It

That God’s elect have been delivered from the law is the literal teaching of Paul. Romans 7:1-6, “Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the […]

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Galatians – Lessons 17,18,19,20

Lesson XVII “The Two Sons of Abraham” Galatians 4:21-27   1. It should constantly be borne in mind in studying this Epistle to the Galatians that Paul is in “travail” of soul over these churches, that Christ may be formed in them, that they may walk as those who are under grace and not under […]

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Galatians – Lessons 5-8

Lesson V The Showdown in Jerusalem Between False Brethren And the Truth of the Gospel (Gal. 2:1-10)   1.     It should be clearly borne in mind, that in this portion of chapter 2, Paul is still defending his record and reputation as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. a.      He is an apostle, second to none. […]

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Living Out of Good Works (7)

We have reached the point in our discussion where we must say a few words about the relation between the law and the gospel. This relationship has come again to a certain measure of importance in the controversy that has so recently been in our churches. The accusation has been leveled against those who have […]

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