July/August

The Kingdom Demands Complete Devotion

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who,... next...

The House of Herod

The New Testament is replete with references to various men called Herod. A king named Herod was ruling in Jerusalem when Jesus was born. This Herod ordered the murder of the baby boys of Bethlehem in an attempt to snuff out the life of the... next...

We Confess An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 25: Of Sanctification and the Law

As we saw last month, the Christian is perpetually brought back to justification and the work of Christ alone, even when discussing sanctification. Here is our confidence and help in time of need. The Use of the Law in Sanctification The question... next...

Supra, Infra, and Biblical Theology

The debate between supralapsarianism and infralapsarianism has caused many a sound theologian to throw up his hands in bewilderment and utter words akin to R.L. Dabney’s reaction: “In my opinion this is a question which never ought... next...

Press Release of the Combined Meeting of the United Reformed Psalter Hymnal Committee and the Canadian Reformed Book of Praise Committee

This meeting was the fourth combined meeting of the two committees. Previous meetings were held in London Ontario, Ancaster Ontario and Jenison Michigan, the role of host alternating between the committees. Rev. G. Ph. Van Popta, convener of... next...

URCNA Theological Education Committee

The United Reformed Church of North America’s Theological Education Committee met by conference call on April 21, 2004. At this meeting the following motion was adopted: The committee’s position is that a federation of churches may... next...

Jean Taffin

The movement of the Nadere Reformatie had certain principles in mind when they sought to bring about changes within the church. These principles included the exclusive headship of Jesus Christ over His church; independence of magisterial authority;... next...

Jesus, Master of the Free

In our last study, we saw the necessity of acknowledging Jesus of Nazareth as the only begotten Son of God. We saw how we receive freedom from sin because Christ, the Son of God, has set us free. This month we consider how we can enjoy that... next...

Looking Above A Series on the Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 4:6b-8 “The Four Living Creatures”

In a recent article, we turned our attention to Revelation 4:4, where John described the twenty four elders who surround the throne of God: “Around the throne were twenty four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting,... next...

The Lady is Not for Burning (with apologies to Christopher Frye) or Is Cremation Permissible for the Christian?

More and more Christians are saying, “It doesn’t make any difference what we do with that old, worn out body. Bury it, burn it, make soap out of it. It is all worthless. However, on the basis of a ten year study, I am prepared to... next...
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