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The Order of Salvation

God has granted us the blessings of salvation in an orderly and experiential manner. The distinct order in which the blessings are applied to God’s peo­ple is based on three important truths. First of all, this plan of salvation is based on the sovereignty of God. God is sovereign over all things, specifically the salva­tion […]

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Jesus Saving, Not Begging

We consider the Word of God found in Matthew 1:21, and the great truth: “Jesus Saving, Not Begging”! Most everyone is familiar with the words appearing in Matthew’s gospel, chapter one, verse twenty-one: “Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.” This is how Jesus is presented in […]

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Rev George Ophoff: The Polemicist (26)

In our last article, we gave to our readers a quote from one of Rev. Ophoff’s Standard Bearer articles in which he began his attack upon the conditional theology which was being taught in out circles and which led to the schism of 1953. It is not our purpose to enter into the entire controversy […]

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Dear Wesley: Many times I have reminisced about our former conversation relative to conditional theology.  I am inclined to believe that you do not hold to the “theology,” actually, as it is not in harmony with the Westminster Confessions.  In our own Reformed Confessions, “conditions” do not appear except in the mouth and in the […]

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The Promise

Several years ago, the Rev. Hoeksema wrote a pamphlet under the title, “The Gospel,” which has been published and reprinted more than once by the Sunday School Society of the First Protestant Reformed Church. In the interest of the truth vs. errors of those that have schismatically left our churches, and who, even today, continue […]

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The Easy Yoke

Would you say the spiritual life of the child of God is an easy way of life? With the recent conditional controversy still causing pain and anguish in the hearts of many who might sometimes have failed to grasp the extent of the doctrinal implications in all the phases of the argument, can we agree […]

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Our Present Controversy in the Light of History

It is important to bear in mind that a heretic is one that opposes one or more fundamental tenets authorized by the Church to which a heretic belongs. In the light of that definition it must be emphasized that those who will not submit to the teaching authorized by our Church are heretics. They are […]

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The Opponent’s Gospel

Strictly speaking it is not correct to speak or write of the opponent’s gospel in connection with the battle of Truth vs. Error. The Gospel is good news. It consists of glad tidings. It is the message of joy and peace in the Lord. Strictly speaking our opponent has no good news for he utters […]

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Living Out of Good Works (4)

We have discussed at length in our former article that faith can in no wise be constructed as a condition to our salvation. In no sense of the word is our salvation ever dependent upon our act of believing. But we are directly concerned with good works. We are busy with the Christian living of […]

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Living Out of Good Works (2)

Last time we pointed out that this discussion (the discussion of good works) must underlie any discussion we may have concerning the practical life of a Christian here below. We also pointed out that it was only a Christian that could really discuss these things. And that for the reason that our rubric is entitled […]

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