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Champion of God

Weary soldiers in the faith, do you cry out in pain and travail? Does the warfare waged by the serpent cause your heart to become tired from fighting, even troubled? All saints throughout the extended history of God’s established church have experienced, to varying degrees, the stress placed on their souls to conform to this […]

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The Whole Armor of God: How Christ’s Victory Strengthens Us for Spiritual Warfare   By Iain M. Duguid  Wheaton: Crossway, 2019  Reviewed by Ashley Mulder    Some years ago, a friend and I were searching for a book to use for a small group Bible study. We decided to check out the Protestant Reformed Seminary’s library, […]

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Sword of the Spirit

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Eph. 6:17)  As the world increases in wickedness around us, we must not sit back and watch the fight. Our calling is to take up our chief weapon, the sword of the Spirit. The Scriptures to which […]

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Taking Up the Shield of Faith

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” (Eph. 6:16)  In Ephesians 6, Paul writes about the armor of God as a picture of spiritual equipment. In this article we are particularly interested in one piece of that armor: the shield of […]

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Armor of God

Scripture is full of analogies that help illustrate spiritual truths by comparing them to the everyday objects or experiences we encounter in our physical lives. Our theme for this month, which focuses on Paul’s teaching about the “armour of God” in Ephesians 6:10–20, is a good example of one of these analogies. Here the apostle […]

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Footwear of the Gospel

“And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.” (Eph. 6:15)  Have you ever tried to play basketball with soccer cleats on? Or go for a long hike wearing flip-flops? No matter how well you have trained for these activities, the wrong footwear can render all of that training useless. Footwear is […]

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Being Armorbearers

“Don’t worry, I got you.”     How many times have you heard those words? You probably use this line yourself (or something like it) to express solidarity with a friend or companion when the going gets tough. Maybe it’s a stressful situation at school or work. Or after the disappointment of a hard breakup. Or […]

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Breastplate of Righteousness

“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.” (Eph. 6:14)    If you were to look at a Roman soldier, the breastplate would likely be one of the last things you would notice about his armor. His helmet features a colorful plume, and his shield bears a […]

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The Armor of God

With thankfulness to God and apprecia­tion for young people of God, I am happy that I am able to speak to you this evening on the subject which the host society as­signed me. The subject assigned to me is: The Armor of God. Our venerable Professor H. C. Hoeksema, has spoken to you on the […]

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Armed For Battle

We wish to welcome Miss Donna Van Uffelen to our staff as associate editor of Critique. She is a member of our Redlands Church and of the Young People’s Society. Her first article appears below. EDITOR In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul gave us the command to be strong in the Lord and in […]

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