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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 11

Danny Hyde
Meditations on the Larger Catechism The Double Decree of Predestination Q&A 13 The Reformed doctrine of predestination is “an opiate of the flesh and the devil, and is a stronghold of Satan where he lies in wait for all people, wounds most of them, and fatally pierces many of them…
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The Primary Purpose of the Church

VFT
Foreign missions is undoubtedly one of the primary tasks of the church. After all, it was Christ who commanded his church to evangelize the nations in the Great Commission.  Moreover, we know that the apostle Paul was one who had a great zeal for missions.  But if we were to…
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Basics of the Reformed Faith: Election

Kim Riddlebarger
As Americans raised in a democratic republic, we cling tenaciously to the principle “one person, one vote.” It is very easy (and almost natural) to carry over this principle to our understanding of the doctrine of salvation. It is easy to simply assume that God should give everyone a chance…
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Basics of the Reformed Faith: The Order of Salvation

Kim Riddlebarger
When Christians speak of the “ordo salutis” we are referring to the “order of salvation.” While we should qualify any discussion of such an “order” by affirming that an omniscient God does not need to do things in sequential order as we do, nevertheless there is a logical order to…
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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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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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