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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 10

Danny Hyde
Meditations on the Larger Catechism What are the Decrees of God? Q&A 12 What have you done for me lately? As a former basketball player I new this line well. No one cared about your last game. All that mattered was today and what you would do in the games…
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8 / 22 / 2012

Follow-up on Harold Camping

VFT
Last year the web was buzzing with Harold Camping's prediction about the end of the world. Camping's organization spent millions of dollars on various forms of advertisements to warn people of the inpending consummation. But what many might not have known was that this was not Camping's first failed prediction…
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Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Death of Christ

Kim Riddlebarger
As redemptive history unfolds in the Bible, the story of God’s saving purposes takes a number of surprising twists and turns. The New Testament opens with an angel announcing to a young virgin that God’s promised Savior was at long last coming to visit his people with salvation. Jesus was…
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1 / 31 / 2012

Basics of the Reformed Faith: Jesus as Prophet, Priest, and King

Kim Riddlebarger
The diagnosis is not very good: we are ignorant, guilty, and corrupt. But the prognosis is far worse. We are under the curse and face certain death. As fallen sinners ravaged by a threefold consequence of our sins, our hearts are darkened (Romans 1:21) and our thoughts are continually evil…
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1 / 24 / 2012

Basics of the Reformed Faith: Jesus Christ the Covenant Mediator

Kim Riddlebarger
Christians often speak of important doctrines in the abstract. People speculate about election and predestination, the extent of the atonement, and so on, without making any connection between these doctrines and the person and work of Jesus Christ. But the Bible does not allow us to do this. If we…
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Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Incarnation

Kim Riddlebarger
At the very heart of the Christian faith we find the doctrine of the Incarnation–Jesus Christ, the second person of the Holy Trinity and the eternal son of God took to himself a true human nature for the purpose of saving us from our sins. It is this doctrine which…
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8 / 19 / 2011

Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Deity of Jesus Christ

Kim Riddlebarger
Like Jews and Muslims, Christians are monotheists. But unlike Jews and Muslims, Christians are also Trinitarians. We believe that the one God is triune, and is revealed as three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When it comes to the Son (Jesus Christ), the Bible everywhere affirms that Jesus…
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7 / 8 / 2011

Words and Things Part 2

S. M. Baugh
  I corresponded with John Hughes recently and complimented him on a detailed scholarly article he wrote some years ago where he gave a most helpful treatment of Heb. 9:15-22. He mentioned in return that it was disappointing that his work seems to have made no impression on English translations…
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