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Sabbath Meditation: Why You Should Go To Church

Sabbath Meditation: Why You Should Go To Church

Psalm 84 says, “How lovely is your tabernacle, O LORD of hosts.” The word tabernacle means dwelling place. The tabernacle was the place that God had chosen to come down and meet with his people in the wilderness. The God of heaven and earth had descended to meet with...

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Canons Of Dort (19): Unconditional Atonement

Canons Of Dort (19): Unconditional Atonement

In 1611, Franciscus Gormarus (1563–1641), one of the principals in the controversy surrounding Arminius resigned his position in the theology faculty in the University of Leiden. He was frustrated by the fact that after Arminius’ death, the governors of the University...

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Canons Of Dort (14): Only We Sinned But Only God Saves

Canons Of Dort (14): Only We Sinned But Only God Saves

According to its critics, including the Remonstrants, the great fault of the Reformed doctrine of the atonement is that it is too exclusive. That, however, is not how the Reformed Churches presented their understanding of Scripture. Their opening note under the Second...

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Canons Of Dort (13): Predestination Is A Mystery

Canons Of Dort (13): Predestination Is A Mystery

It is a remarkable thing that, outside of Reformed circles, it seems to be widely assumed that the attraction of the doctrine of predestination is that it is reasonable. This is nothing but an assumption. The Reformed churches do not confess the “free grace of...

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Canons Of Dort (12): We Judge God’s Will From Scripture

Canons Of Dort (12): We Judge God’s Will From Scripture

The doctrine of unconditional election and conditional reprobation has often met with resistance in the church. The early post-apostolic church spoke of the elect and of God's election and found opposition to it. Augustine rather innocently wrote, "Command what you...

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