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Dealing with Liberalism in Reformed Theology

We can all be agreed that liberalism, or modernism, is the enemy of all true theology, i.e., the true knowledge of God. But we must first understand exactly what liberalism is. According to the New Dictionary of Theology (Sinclair Ferguson, David Wright, editors), liberalism has the following features: A purpose of adapting the substance of […]

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A Bride Prepared through Discipline

“The marks, by which the true Church is known, are these: if the pure doctrine of the gospel is preached therein: if she maintains the pure administration of the sacraments as instituted by Christ: if church discipline is exercised in punishing of sin: in short, if all things are managed according to the pure Word […]

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Glorification

Glorification is the last step in the golden chain of salvation. Romans 8:29-30 gives us that order. “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Let me express my appreciation for your efforts as editor-in-chief of the Beacon Lights magazine. I am used to seeing fine Christian reading and scholarship within its pages. However, I am somewhat dismayed with the editorial you printed in the August/September 1993 issue (White Men Can’t Jump). I am con­vinced that it was […]

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Special Music: Bane or Blessing?

Since joining the Protestant Reformed Church­es, some criticism has been directed towards me, criti­cism concerning special music. In my old church (Christian Reformed), I often accompanied special music on the piano and sang in the church choir. I also played synthesizers for a group of young people who presented a musical in various Reformed and […]

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Protestant Reformed Schools a Matter of Confession

That we, being members of the Protestant Reformed Churches, insist on our own Christian Schools is beyond doubt. In this brief article, it is my goal to show why this is indeed the case. I would like to do this by showing that the exis­tence of our own Protestant Reformed Christian schools is a matter […]

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