Tomorrow’s Kings and Queens

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise Because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider... next...

A Discussion on Justification

On November 20, 1998, the Evangelical Theological Society, meeting in Orlando, Florida, held a panel discussion of the documents “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” and “The Gift of Salvation.” These two statements... next...

The Means of Grace

Question: What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption? Answer: The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption are his ordinances, especially... next...

Adultery — from never to “normal”?

Following the “normalization” of premarital sex, divorce and homosexuality, I have wondering when and which of the few remaining dominoes dealing with personal morals would fall. It appears the next to go will be adultery. Several... next...

Bible Studies on Genesis 1–11 – Lesson 13: Saved Through the Water (Part One)

READ GENESIS 5:28–6:22 In an earlier lesson (#1) we noted what appears to be a very deliberate structure to the book of Genesis, in that the text was divided by the phrase “These are the generations of...” or “This is... next...

Bible Studies on Genesis 1–11 – Lesson 14: Saved Through the Water (Part Two)

READ GENESIS 7 Genesis 7 really cannot be separated from the material in Genesis 6 and what follows through Genesis 9:17. Therefore, in this lesson we continue to examine several aspects that emerge in the flood story. We are again impressed... next...

John Murray - Two Selections from his Collected Writings

The Origin of Man [Published in The Law and the Prophets, edited by John H. Skilton, Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Co., 1973.] Vol. 2, p. 3 For our knowledge of man's origin we are mainly dependent upon the first two chapters of Genesis... next...

Accountability: the key to good pastoral care

Over the years, I’ve written literally dozens of columns for elders and deacons. In them, I’ve stressed a common theme: these offices aren’t designed by Christ to fulfill merely administrative tasks within the church (go to... next...

Abraham Kuyper – His Life and Legacy Part Three: Answering Critisms of His Worldview (2)

In my previous article, I noted that Kuyper has been a controversial figure within the Reformed community. During his own lifetime and afterward, Kuyper’s articulation of a Calvinistic worldview has provoked considerable debate. Evaluations... next...

Speaking the Truth in Love

This past October two adult delinquents brutally murdered a homosexual student in Laramie, Wyoming. Shortly thereafter. Katie Couric of the “Today” show interviewed the governor of Wyoming and asked this question: “Governor,... next...
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