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Perseverance: Patti’s Problem

“Here I go again.  Looks like another Monday night with no sleep.  Why is this happening to me?  If I could just get out of going to catechism.  I’m sure everything would be alright. “Everything was going just fine earlier in the year.  It almost seemed too good to be true.  Being totally depraved by […]

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An Irresistible Need

                             Many years ago I was sitting in a religion class with a Protestant                         Reformed friend when the religion professor, who was also a                         minister, said concerning man and God’s grace, “What makes a                         man different from all the other animals is that he can say ‘no’                         to God.”   We […]

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Saved By Christ

Proof for the Doctrine of Limited Atonement             Mathematics is a school subject which has challenged us, or may still be challenging us today.  Whether we learn about integers, decimals, algebra, or even calculus, we should realize that without the basic facts learned in our earlier years, math in higher grades would almost be impossible […]

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Unconditional Election

This elect number, though by nature neither better nor more deserving than others, but with them involved in one common misery, God had decreed to give to Christ, to be saved by him, and effectually to call and draw them to his communion by his Word and Spirit, to bestow upon them true faith, justification […]

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Total Depravity

Total Depravity is the first in the tulip acrostic of Calvinism, which by the way, was not developed by John Calvin. Total depravity is one subject that does not have to look far and wide for, to find evidence of, its existence.  Tangible evidences abound all around us. Total depravity is misunderstood by many; in […]

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Tuning Our Gereformeerd Voerhoren

The Dutch had an interesting description for those in the church who were very sensitive to doctrinal issues.  Such people were said to have Gereformeerd Voerhoren.  “Gereformeerd Voerhoren” means “Reformed Antennae.” You might want to ask your parents how to pronounce this if they know any Dutch.  If not, just remember that “V” in Dutch […]

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