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Instructed to Love and Hate

In Matthew 5:43-48, Christ instructs us to love our neighbor and in Psalm 139:19-24 instructs us to hate those who hate God. Seeing the Bible is inerrant and infallible, how do we reconcile the message in these passages? “Do not, O Lord, I hate those that hate thee?” “But I say unto you, Love your […]

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“Shouldest Thou… Love Them that Hate the LORD?”

Introduction  A prophet walked into the beautiful palace in Jerusalem. When summoned by the king into the throne room, the prophet boldly proclaimed the Word of the LORD, “Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.”1 What had the king done wrong […]

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Loving Our Enemies

Question #18 How must we understand the words of the Lord when He commands us to love our enemies?   Answer #18 The one who asked this question is concerned with the false teaching so very common in our day that God is said to “love all men,” and the accompanying teaching that therefore we […]

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A Friend-Foe Letter to my Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren:   You all have friends, and some of them are mutual (shared) friends. Your personal friend in Edmonton cannot be a mutual friend of one who lives in Redlands, unless that friendship was made while you were at your Convention. You all have enemies, and sometimes they might be mutual enemies. What I […]

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A Friendly-Foe-y Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: It has been some three months since I wrote to you, at which time I asked you to write to me in case you could think of picture-stories in the Bible which revealed one or more of God’s attributes. But, alas, the mailman delivered not a single letter. Probably they were lost in […]

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How Do You Love Your Enemy?

God’s people are and were always surrounded by enemies; people who are servants of the devil and therefore who have one goal:”destroy God’s people”. How easy it is for us to be filled with hatred toward these people. Yet God’s command comes to us in Matthew 5:44 & 45a, “But I say unto you, love […]

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The Enemy in Battle

Beloved Protestant Reformed young people: I count it a privilege that I may speak to you tonight. It has been several years since I have spoken at a convention. And to be perfectly honest, I am always a little bit jealous when someone else has this privilege, and I do not. The reason is not […]

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