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Unconditionally Chosen Unto Salvation

Although it is today universally denied, young people, the truth of man’s total depravity is a basic truth of Scripture. God told Adam that if he would eat of the forbidden fruit he would die that very day. Paul, in Ephesians 2:1 tells the Ephesians that before God quickened them, that is, made them alive, […]

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President Trump

It will be helpful to read the July 2016 editorial if you still have a copy of this issue. The present editorial is in some ways a continuation of this earlier article. When it was written, the election had not yet been held and was being hotly contested. Now the election is past, and we […]

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The Life of John Huss (1369-1415)

Introduction: Ever since the time of the Protestant Reformation there has been a saying that goes something like this: “The doctrine of election stands at the very heart of the church.”  Maybe you have heard your own minister say that from off the pulpit, or in the catechism room: “The doctrine of election stands at […]

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Election 2016

Young people, for the first time some of you will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Some of you already are eligible. And surely your parents and grandparents are eligible (and we know that they read us too). This will pose some issues for all of us, especially concerning the presidential election, which […]

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The Fountain

The water sprang In arching glee, A bubbling, gurgling, mounting tree. From deep within The ground it climbed, To reach a peak of height sublime. O fountain fair, A pillar there, What can you teach me in the air? The spray you spew Delights the eye, And sprinkles o’er me as I try To understand […]

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Making Our Calling and Election Sure

As you know, Young People, when we are reading a book in a room that has no windows, has its door closed, and the electricity is suddenly and unexpectedly shut off, we will not be able to read and learn the new things that are in that book. Similarly, although we are born again children […]

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Question and Answer

Question: Only the elect are saved. But does article 3 of the Canons of Dordt, Head II mean that Christ’s death and suffering paid for the sins of all the people in the world? If it does, then why are not all people saved? If it does not, then what was the necessity in Christ […]

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Chosen Unto a Particular Atonement

The day Adam disobeyed God and ate of the forbidden fruit, he died spiritually.  He did not become spiritually sick, weak or partially paralyzed, but spiritually dead.  Did God not tell Adam that the day he sinned he would die?  We must insist that he died that day and that God did not simply mean […]

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The Wicked Are Like the Chaff

“The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.” Psalm 1:4 The wicked are like the chaff The righteous are like a tree. They are like a tree laden with brilliant foliage and producing an abundance of fruit. For the righteous are planted by God near the Stream of […]

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Correspondence

Southwest Protestant Reformed Church Junior Young People’s Society   Our society discussed the article, “Approving the Disobedient?” by Phil Dykstra, for an after-recess program. We found that we do not agree with the opinion Mr. Dykstra holds in this article. We should vote. It is not right to remain silent. The leaders of the nation […]

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