2008

RYS Convention 2008

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is His good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) Romans 12:2 was the theme... next...

Bible Study on the Book of Judges Lesson 5: Why Can't a Man be More Like This Woman?

Readings: Judges 4 Judges 4 opens in a less than pleasant manner. By now we have come to expect it, but here at the beginning, it is confinedthe Israelites just do not get it. Think back to the covenant ceremony of Mounts Gerizim and Ebal (Deuteronomy... next...

Bible Study on the Book of Judges Lesson 6: The Song of Victory

Readings: Judges 5 Judges 5 presents a song, an epic poem by Deborah and Barak. In his commentary on the book of Judges, K. Lawson Younger Jr. points out that Judges 4 and 5 really give us two accounts of the same events. Judges 4 gives us the... next...

Examining the Nine Points: Points Five and Six

With these points Synod struck at what is perhaps the fundamental error of the Federal Vision (FV), which the Nine Points has already addressed in principle in the preface. This is also perhaps the most difficult aspect of the FV theology to... next...

Letters to the Editor Concerning Statements Made by R. S. Clark

Dear Editor, For the benefit of your readers please allow me to distance myself from a flagrant misrepresentation of my position on the relation between faith and justification that appeared on p. 22 of the July/August issue of The Outlook.... next...

The New Riddle of Roman Catholicism Riddles, Mysteries, and Enigmas (I)

In 1959, Jaroslav Pelikan, then a Lutheran professor ofchurch history at Yale Divinity School, published The Riddle of Roman Catholicism. Writing on the eve of the Second Vatican Council and in the early phase of the Cold War, Pelikan sought... next...

Zacharius Ursinus (1534–1583)

Zacharius Ursinus is not one of the most well-known people of the Reformation. Unfortunately, even some who read and hold to the Biblical truths taught in the Heidelberg Catechism do not know that he is one of its authors. This is partly due... next...

Jean Claude (1619–1687)

The Reformed Church in France fared better than most Protestant Churches in Catholic countries in the seventeenth century. In 1589, King Henry of Navarre denounced Protestantism and joined the Catholic Church in order to become King Henry IV... next...

Bible Study on the Book of Judges Lesson 3: The Perfect Example

Readings: Judges 2:11–23; Judges 3:7–12 Judges 1 and 2 provided us with the historical background of the book of Judges, serving as an introduction to the stories that follow. Judges 2:11–23 gave us a paradigm, a general pattern... next...

Bible Study on the Book of Judges Lesson 4: Two Imperfect Examples

Reading: Judges 3:12–31 Judges 3:12–30 presents the story of Ehud, possibly one of the most troubling passages for commentators and pastors. Philip P. Elliot, in his exposition on the book of Judges, says this: "By even the most... next...
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