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The Effectual Atonement of Christ

Many people believe that the difference between Arminianism and the Reformed faith with respect to the cross of Christ is simple—the Arminians teach that Jesus Christ died for all men without exception (universal atonement), while the Reformed faith teaches that Jesus Christ died only for some, that is, only for the elect (limited atonement). However, […]

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When you are travelling through lion country, you must be vigilant.  In June 2015, a young woman paid for her lack of vigilance with her life. She was visiting a safari park in South Africa. Reports suggest that she was taking photographs—with the window of her vehicle open. Tourists in nearby vehicles honked their horns […]

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Called to the Ministry

I did not grow up in the Protestant Reformed Churches, but in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI), a liberal Presbyterian denomination.  My mother instilled into me a love for the scriptures from childhood, and I cannot remember a time when I haven’t read God’s word.  I suppose there must have been some true preaching […]

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The Shepherd

Beloved young people, we are sheep and we have a Shepherd. This is not true of the majority of young people, who are without a shepherd, have no hope and are without God in the world. Psalm 49:14 says of them, “Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them.” Literally, […]

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