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Christ Died for the Ungodly

Romans 5:6-8 In these verses the apostle Paul is setting forth the uniqueness of the love of God in Christ to us. Paul contrasts the love of God with the love of man for another man. God’s love for his own is completely different from any manifestation of love among mere men. “For scarcely for […]

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Are We Pelagians Too? (3)

It does not seem as though the caption to this series of articles really fits the subject material. Does it? The caption asks a question about us as P.R. young people and as churches, that is about our present spiritual attitude and confession. The only possible validity for this caption to the previous articles of […]

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Are We Pelagians, Too?

The last time we discussed this subject we recalled that our former leaders condemned the theory of common grace as Pelagianism. But it now remains to briefly demonstrate the truth of this assertion. However, before we do, I want to remind you of what essentially happened in 1924. We did not withdraw from the C.R.C., […]

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Are We Pelagians Too? (1)

That word “Pelagian” does not mean much to you and therefore the question is probably unintelligible. It is regrettable that this term “Pelagian” is not more meaningful to us. This term aptly describes the religious convictions of the vast majority of “churchgoers” today. Many informed people in the Reformed community of churches would not like […]

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Pelagianism

gPelagianism is a religious doctrine taught by Pelagius about A.D. 400. He taught that Adam was created mortal and would have died whether he sinned or not. His sin was not transmitted to his posterity and man can live altogether without sin. Grace or divine aid is not necessary, and man’s will is not corrupted. […]

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Concerning Pelagianism (3)

In this essay we will try to conform to the wishes of the Board to reflect on the meaning of Missions. We shall therefore not necessarily need to depart from our subject: Pelagianism. The rea­son? Pelagianism is an evil, which is like the leaven of the Pharisees. It Ieaveneth the whole lump of Gospel truth, […]

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Concerning: Pelagianism (2)

In our former essay we attempted to point out what Pelagianism is. We quoted rather extensively from Shedd’s “History of Doctrine” to give a factual account of the erroneous teaching of Pelagius. So evil is this teaching that our fathers dare to call it the teaching that has come forth from hell. We are certain […]

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Concerning: Pelagianism (1)

In the church of God where all salva­tion is ascribed to God alone there is no doctrinal error which is more detested than that of Pelagianism. Our fathers of Dort in 1618-19 dared to speak of those who ascribed any part of salvation to the free-will of man apart from the grace and Spirit of […]

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Wind of Spring

WIND OF SPRING  by Elizabeth Yates “Wind of Spring” is a quiet simply told story of Susie Minton. The style in which it is written does not at all conform to the modern trend, and this I found rather refreshing. There is nothing to grip the imagination, yet the reader’s attention is held throughout the […]

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