March

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 14: At Bethel God Reaffirms His Covenant (again!)

Read Genesis 35 Introduction The sordid story of Genesis 34 reveals several things. The depravity of human nature is put on display, even coming to expression in the lives of God’s covenant people. There is also the constant lure of temptation... next...

Baptism, Election, and the Covenant of Grace (Part Two)

Scriptural Teaching In Genesis 17:10–14 the Lord restated His covenant promise to Abraham. To that gracious covenant He attached a sign and seal of initiation, circumcision. Those adult males who first entered the covenant assembly had... next...

The New Testament Evidence Regarding Paedocommunion (Part Four)

The most important piece of New Testament evidence that bears upon the question of paedocommunion is undeniably 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. In this passage, the apostle Paul speaks at length about the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, its institution... next...

Church Offices in Historic Reformed Doctrine

We find within the broad community of Reformed churches a variety of views on the subject of the offices in the church of Jesus Christ. Some advocate a two-office view, maintaining that the church of our Lord has been given two permanent offices—the... next...

Classis Western Canada of the URCNA

Classis Western Canada of the URCNA met on January 11 & 12, 2007 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Many of the delegates arrived earlier in the week to attend the Winnipeg Conference on Reformed Theology; for many it was therefore several days of fellowship,... next...

The Command to Cross

"Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, ‘Pass through the host, and command the people, saying Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the Lord... next...

The Second Plague: Jehovah Destroys the Egyptian Fertility Goddess

Once more Moses went to Pharaoh to demand that Pharaoh release Jehovah’s people so that they may serve Him in the wilderness. This demand came with the threat of a second plague. “And Jehovah said to Moses, Come to Pharaoh and you... next...

Election: Friend or Foe to Evangelism?

“If the decree of election is unchangeable and therefore renders the salvation of the elect completely certain, what need have they of the gospel?” This is the way R.B. Kuiper phrased the question that has often been asked concerning... next...

Augustine’s Tale of Two Cities

The year was 410. Visigoths were plundering and sacking Rome, the great city that was once the seat of the world’s largest and strongest empire. Many Romans saw this destruction as a direct punishment from the gods for the Romans’... next...
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