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Prayers for the LRF

I am a member of the Limerick Reformed Fellowship (LRF), which is a mission work of the Covenant PRC in Northern Ireland. While Northern Ireland belongs to the United Kingdom (UK), Limerick, where the LRF is located, is a city in the Republic of Ireland, a sovereign country independent of the UK. This political difference […]

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The Life of John Huss (1369-1415)

Introduction: Ever since the time of the Protestant Reformation there has been a saying that goes something like this: “The doctrine of election stands at the very heart of the church.”  Maybe you have heard your own minister say that from off the pulpit, or in the catechism room: “The doctrine of election stands at […]

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The Ploughboy (3)

The church, the pope, the cardinals, the bishops, the king of England—they all wanted one man. They wanted him stopped and they wanted him dead. Bibles and more Bibles were pouring into the hands of Englishmen. For centuries Rome had conducted her services in Latin—a language the people did not understand. Many priests understood it […]

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The Ploughboy (1)

The mists of dawn hung in the air as the English farmer and his son emerged from their humble, thatched roof cottage. The boy shivered. The air was cool on this early autumn morn. He welcomed the heat of the old mare as he helped his father harness and hitch her to the plough. They […]

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Crossing the Threshold of Hope

Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope by Pope John Paul II. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1994.   This book by the current Pope consists of a series of questions asked by journalist Vettorio Messori along with the Pope’s answers. Although displaying a learned broad philosophical background, the Pope in this book […]

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Catholicism

While my family and I have been serving God’s people in Northern Ireland we have had the opportunity to look at world events from a different perspective. Perhaps in the future I will be able to discuss other things we have learned out here, but in this article, I would like to take a look […]

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Unknown

On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul promulgated his seventh encyclical, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), which condemned all methods of contraception on the grounds that it is an attempt to violate God’s natural laws. The decision is reflected by a distinct minority of Catholics, and it created an unprecedented storm of protest and dissent among […]

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Who Kills Christ Now?

On Nov. 20, 1964, the last day of the third session of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council in Rome, the highest legislative and representative body of the Roman Catholic Church, by the overwhelming vote of 1893 to 99, approved of a document condemning “hatred and persecutions of Jews.” The controversial declaration, which absolved Jews of […]

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Let Rome Return to the Bible

The 2,200 council fathers met in St. Peter’s Basilica were addressed by the ailing Pontiff in their last meeting of the year 1962.  This council, which has been called by Pope John XXIII is dedicated to the proposition that all faiths and all men shall ultimately be united in one great world church. Pope John […]

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