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A Pastor’s Reflections: The Importance of Mystery

VFT
I can remember listening to my critics in seminary as they berated me for my theology, “You Calvinists have everything figured out—you put God in your box and leave no room for mystery!” I never understood this accusation because, in reality, my Arminian critics were the ones who left no…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 5

Danny Hyde
What’s in the Bible? Q&A 5 If I asked you the name of Noah’s wife, would you answer Joan of Ark? Sadly, many would today. The level of biblical illiteracy today among the professing Christian church is sad. Recently arch-atheist Richard Dawkins commissioned his foundation to survey those who claimed…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 4

Danny Hyde
Where Can I Find God's Word? Q&A 3–4 Statistics can be misleading if they are abstracted from the moment they are calculated. But in that moment, they reveal a glimpse of reality. The well-known church growth leader, George Barna, provides us an opportunity to glimpse at the sad reality of…
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Is the Bible Reliable?

VFT
A recent article appeared over at MSNBC and it's certainly provocative. You can find the article here. The basic contention of the article is that the Old Testament's reliablity has been brought into question because of the latest findings of a small group working at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The…
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Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Sufficiency of Scripture

Kim Riddlebarger
The sufficiency of Scripture is closely related to the inspiration and authority of the Bible. When we speak of the inspiration of Scripture, we refer to the fact that the various books of the Bible have their origin in the will of God. The books of the Bible have been…
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Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible

Kim Riddlebarger
  The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible In Genesis 1:1 we read “in the beginning was God.”  Echoing the opening declaration of the Bible, in John 1:1 we read that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  But John…
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Basics of the Reformed Faith: In the Beginning–God

Kim Riddlebarger
  In the Beginning–God The Bible opens with a remarkable statement in Genesis 1:1– “In the Beginning, God . . .” This simple assertion is packed with meaning.  Some of the most fundamental truths of the Christian faith are found in this short declaration, and it is important to give…
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