Classis Southwest U.S. URCNA March 17–18, 2003

Classis Southwest U.S. of the United Reformed Churches in North America held its 10th regular session on March 17–18, 2003, at the Escondido United Reformed Church in Escondido, California. The weather was as pleasant as the work to be... next...

“Who May Ascend the Hill of the Lord?”

Ascension Day is a day of great interest and importance for the Christian. It was on this day that our Lord and Savior, having accomplished the work of redemption, ascended into the very glory of heaven itself. There He took His rightful place... next...

The Ascension of Jesus: Myth or Fact?

“The account of the Ascension is quite useless to the historian, “ wrote the German church historian and theologian Adolf von Harnack. His claim made a lasting impact. Many people, even within the church, deny the historicity of... next...

Did God Really Say?

When God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden He gave them maximum freedom and He gave them dominion over all things. They were to rule the earth. There were no restrictions as to how they would rule – except for the matter of one... next...

Teen Scene: Shielded by Faith

“He holds victory in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.” Proverbs 2:7–8 Ephesians 6:16 states, “In addition... next...

He Is Coming Again

“Ye men of Galilee why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as you have seen him go up into heaven.” Acts 1:11 The angels came to lift up the spirits... next...

We Confess: An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession – Article 1 (Part 1) The Nature of God

“Who is like the LORD our God, who dwells on high, who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth?” (Psalm 113:5–6). “For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD? Who among the... next...

Three Questions for Those Who Favor CRC Decision on Homosexuals

(The following article is a reprint from the August 1973 issue of The Outlook. It has been edited for size.) The 1973 CRC Synod has spoken on homosexuality. In a nutshell, Synod rejected homosexualism (homosexual practice) as sin (for which... next...

Sound Bites The Outlook - 1973

January 1973 “All the consistorial meetings in the world are no substitute for person-to-person contacts to which the elders are called by the Lord” Guidance for Elders and Deacons Peter Y. De Jong February- March 1973 “In... next...

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul A Third Question Regarding Sanders’ View of Second Temple Judaism

Advocates of a new perspective on Paul often insist that the Reformational view of the doctrine of justification is based upon an incorrect and outdated understanding of Second Temple Judaism. According to authors of the new perspective, E.P.... next...
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