November

The Prayer of Jabez

And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bear him with sorrow. And Jabez called on God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine... next...

We Confess An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Articles 4-5 Of the Canonical Books of the Old and New Testaments & Of the Authority of the Holy Scripture

Does God still speak today? All Christians would agree in saying “yes.” As Reformed Christians our “yes” means something very different than the evangelical Christian world’s “yes.” The question is not... next...

Ignatius of Antioch

“You must have Jesus Christ. You cannot have anything better than that.” (Ignatius, Letter to the Magnesians, 7.1) The phrase “martyr complex“ refers to a person who seems to delight in suffering—in fact, may earnestly... next...

Jesus Christ as God

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) Last month we saw that Jesus was truly human and truly righteous. If Jesus was only a man, then you could safely forget about Him. However,... next...

Reformed Youth Activities

RYS National Youth Convention 2003 By Ed DeGraaf Director of Reformed Youth Services Reformed Youth Services held its third annual national youth convention July 28–August 1 at Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, Illinois.... next...

URC and CanRC Church Order Committee Report

August 05–07, 2003 Ebenezer Canadian Reformed Church at Burlington, ON Present were: Dr. Nelson Kloosterman, Rev. William Pols, Rev. Ronald Scheuers, Rev. Raymond Sikkema and Mr. Harry Van Gurp, representing the United Reformed Churches... next...

This is My Outlook

They told her she was fired. She had faithfully worked for them for some time, putting in overtime, always going the extra mile to help a customer, but today she was fired. Why? There were all kinds of reasons, they said. All kinds of reasons,... next...

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul (5) What Does Paul Mean by ‘Works of the Law’?

‘Works of the Law’, Human Inability and Boasting In my previous articles, I noted that, in order to evaluate the claims of the new perspective regarding the interpretation of the apostle Paul, we need to begin by considering three... next...

Book Review

The Dort Study Bible: an English translation of the Annotations of the Dutch Staten Bijbel of 1637 in accordance with the decree of the Synod of Dordt. 1618-1619. Volume 1. Genesis - Exodus. Translated by Theodore Haak, edited by Roelof A. Janssen.... next...

Looking Above – A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Revelation 1:9 “I, John, Your Brother and Companion”

The book of Revelation is the final book of the Bible, the last book of the Canon, though it has not always been accepted as such. Jerome included it in the Vulgate only after some waffling on the issue of its canonicity. Zwingli, the great... next...
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