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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 25

Danny Hyde
The Necessity of a Divine Mediator Q&A 38 “No offence, but Muslims love Jesus as much as Christians do.” On December 19, 2001, this is how John Casey, a Cambridge scholar, entitled an article in the Telegraph on the issue of Christian and Muslim theology. How could he make such…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 24

Danny Hyde
How Did God Become Man? Q&A 37 “Jesus Christ is the sum and quintessence of the gospel; the wonder of angels; the joy and triumph of saints” (Watson, A Body of Divinity, 161). He is, as we saw in Q&A 36, the mediator of the covenant of grace between God…
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2 / 18 / 2013

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 23

Danny Hyde
The Mediator of the Covenant of Grace Q&A 36 Although the Westminster Assembly did not choose to use the text of the Apostles’ Creed and to exposit its individual articles within its two catechisms, the Larger Catechism still follows the structure of the Creed. Having dealt with the Triune nature…
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2 / 11 / 2013

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 21

Danny Hyde
How is the Covenant of Grace Gracious? Q&A 32 Words are such a delicate thing. The weakest word can communicate the most powerful truth. Yet strong words can also become impotent. This can happen when we use words as clichés so often that their impact is lost upon our minds…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 15

Danny Hyde
Upheld by Providence Q&A 18 The God of the Bible is the God who has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass from all eternity and who in human history brings all his plans to reality through creation and redemption. This means he surely is not absent, but present in all the…
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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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