Standing Before the Mirror

“If anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks... next...

The Unique Character of the Bible

It is already two years ago that the great tragedy of September 11 occurred. We were all wondering at that time what the future would hold, whether there would be still more attacks upon the country, and how we would deal with such attacks.... next...

We Confess – An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession: Article 2 (Part 2) Special Revelation

The second book of revelation is a literal book, namely, the written word of God. We call it “special revelation” because it makes known to God’s special people, His elect, that He is their Redeemer. The knowledge of God in... next...

Christian Education: Is It a Mess? (Part 3)

Where Can We Turn? If the evangelical and the Reformed communities are experiencing fragmentation in respect to educational philosophy and their employment of a pragmatic ethic, then where is one to turn? Christian schools must follow faithfully... next...

To Give God a Ransom

“No man can redeem his life for another or give God a ransom for him – the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough.” (Psalm 49:7, 8) In Acts 16, Paul and Silas are thrown into prison for performing a miracle... next...

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul (4) What Does Paul Mean by ‘Works of the Law’?

Part 2 WHAT IS MEANT BY THE “WORKS OF THE LAW”? Within the richness and complexity of Paul’s use of the language of the law, the most pressing question raised by the new perspective is: what is the meaning in Paul’s epistles... next...

God’s People, My Parish

I met Shaul (sha-OOL) Mayer ben Yitzchak at Hebrew School. We were inseparable. Jewish kids who attended public school (like us) were sent to Hebrew School in the afternoons in the hope that they would learn enough Hebrew to avoid humiliating... next...

Looking Above – A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ: Revelation 1:1-3 “Blessed is He Who Reads, and Hears, and Keeps”

The book of Revelation is an “unveiling,” an unveiling of Jesus Christ, who is both Revealer and revealed. Jesus Christ is both the One who reveals in the book of Revelation as well as the One who is revealed in the book of Revelation.... next...

CRC Synod, 2003

When the Synod of Dordt met in 1619 it became the butt of considerable ridicule. Despite the fact that it affirmed the Biblical doctrines of grace, cartoons appeared depicting the delegates at Dordt standing around cheering as the reprobate... next...

Solomon’s Sublime Song

Sebastian Castellio departed John Calvin’s Geneva in June 1544. Though he left the city with a letter of reference from Calvin, Castellio departed in bitterness. The rift between Calvin and the first rector of the College of Geneva is... next...
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