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Lost – A Thinking-Cap

If you ask me what, in our time, our people need above all in the first place, my answer is: Doctrine! If you ask me what they need in the second place, I say: Doctrine! If you ask me what they need in the third place, I say: Doctrine! You say, that’s a bold statement. […]

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The Body They May Kill…

A Martyr in Rome On September 9, 1560, in the city of Rome itself, and before the very eyes of the Pope, Pius IV, there was put to death for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ one Jean Louis Pascale of Piedmont, a young pastor in the Waldensian colonies in […]

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Essential Truths

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R. C. Sproul. Paperback 302 pages. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 1998. In this book, R. C. Sproul seeks to familiarize people with the “key concepts” of a sound theology. He states in the book’s Preface, “This is not a textbook of formal theology. It is a layperson’s introduction […]

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Knowledge of the Truth (2)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. In the last article, Rev. Koole explained that the knowledge that we need is the Knowledge of the Truth. Now, there are a few things in connection with this Knowledge of the Truth that I want to emphasize. In the first place, I want to point […]

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Knowledge of the Truth (1)

Speech given at the Young People’s Convention, Redlands, 1999. I subscribe to a weekly news magazine that reports and assesses the world’s news and events from a Christian perspective. In that magazine is an advertisement of a college named Knox College—after the great Scottish Reformer of the late 1500’s who studied in Geneva under Calvin […]

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Lost- A Thinking Cap (2)

It is striking to note that this was written in 1921, just shortly before this “Thinking Cap” spoken of was needed by so many in a most significant way in 1924. Now 70 years later, with added temptations such as unprecedented material wealth, television, and entertainment, this is again a reminder to be diligent. The […]

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Lost – A Thinking Cap (1)

Recently, one of our staff did some extra work and obtained a very interesting article. It was the address given at the second annual convention of Young Men’ s Societies in 1921, and quite pertinent for today. It is reprinted from “The Young Calvinist,” published by the American Federation of Reformed Young Men’s Societies, and […]

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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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Narrator: It is a cloudy day in West Michigan. Two college students are preparing to walk through a game preserve and are discussing their classes. Both are students at Calvin College and they are walking through the preserve directly across the East Beltline from the college campus. The name of the first student is Sapientia, […]

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A Handbook of Contemporary Theology

A Handbook of Contemporary Theology, By Bernard Ramm, Published by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.   Dr. Ramm is a Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Apologetics at Cali­fornia Baptist Theological Seminary. He has studied abroad at the University of Basel, Switzerland, under Karl Barth. In the preface of his book Dr. […]

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