September

God Binds His Covenant

“I will take note of you as you pass under My rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant.” (Ezekiel 20:37) One of the distinctives of the Reformed Faith is its emphasis on the covenant of grace. We believe that God has... next...

Baptism (IV): A Covenantal Sign and Seal

In its most basic sense, baptism has to do with washing by water. The washing by water signifies an internal washing by the blood and the Spirit of Christ. There is in baptism a double washing: an external washing with water, and an internal... next...

Looking Above A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 7:4-8 “The 144,000”

How do you view the Church? Do you see her primarily as powerful and mighty? Do you see her role as one of conquering and conquest? Do you see her role as one of seizing control of the political and social realms in order to make our nation... next...

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 1: It’s Twins!

Read Genesis 25:19-26. The account of Isaac: an introduction The book of Genesis is put together in a very deliberate way to show to the readers, members of the community of the Christian faith, how God’s redemption moves along. We travel... next...

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 2: Selling the Future for Food

Read Genesis 25:27-34. Introduction Already at birth it becomes apparent that these twin boys are quite different. The slightly older boy (Esau) emerged from the womb covered with hair (a physical thing that makes him clearly a fraternal twin... next...

We Confess An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 36: Of the Magistrate

The historical context in which de Brès and his colleagues of the Reformed churches in the Lowlands ministered was one where the Roman Catholic authorities continually reproached them as revolutionaries. Because of the Anabaptists and... next...

A New Breed of Conservatives: An Evaluation of the Decisions of the CRC Synod of 2006

Synod 2006 of the Christian Reformed Church finished its work but the implementation of its decisions will impact the CRC for generations to come. For over ten years I have written nothing about the CRC. I have followed its activities over the... next...

The New Testament Evidence Regarding Paedocommunion (Part One)

During the course of our examination of the Old Testament evidence for the practice of admitting children to the Lord’s Table, we had occasion to observe that the ultimate norm for the practice of the new covenant community of faith must... next...
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