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Ulrich Zwingli

Ulrich Zwingli was the first Swiss Protestant reformer of Switzerland. He was born on January 1, 1484 in the township of Wildhaus, St. Gallen Canton, Switzerland. He was the third of eight sons of a prosperous farmer, who was also the chief magistrate. At 9 years of age, Zwingli lived with his uncle, the Dean […]

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The Glory of the True Tabernacle

“The Glory of the True Tabernacle” by Rev. George C. Lubbers (674 pages, 1984) Rev. Lubbers asked me to review his book last year when it first came out on the market. I must apologize for not completing the book review earlier. The jubilee exposition of Hebrews by Rev. Lubbers is a thorough biblical treatment […]

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Perspective: The Catechism

In our churches the creeds are held in high esteem. This is not without good reason. The creeds are the wisdom of our fathers given to them and to us by God. Because the fathers sought after wisdom they were preserved, Proverbs 4:4-7. We must also seek after wisdom by continually learning the doctrines afresh, […]

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Longsuffering

“Choosing rather to suffer af­fliction with the people of God. . . .”  Hebrews 11:25 As a child, there were two stories from the Old Testament which dis­tressed me a great deal. Neither of these stories seemed to have a very just or happy ending. And if there is one thing which every child looks […]

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God’s Children

On September 27, 1984, my wife and I thought we were the parents of a normal infant boy. By the afternoon of the following day, our normal child was gone, gone forever, and we found ourselves the parents of a baby with cerebral palsy. With dizzying and baffling swiftness, our lives were changed, radically, permanently. […]

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Father, Forgive Them

“If that idiot-driver at the head of the line had not been sleeping when the light turned, I could have made it through!’’ Have you ever heard anyone say that. . .or said it yourself? For that matter, how often do you go through an entire day without hearing a single snide remark about somebody […]

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Developing Longsuffering

For the Christian to grow and develop in this aspect of the fruit of the Spirit it is necessary that we know what it is and how we obtain it. To be longsuffering is to be patient in bearing the offences and injuries of others. It is to be mild and slow in avenging, i.e. […]

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Barren

I am a childless, barren woman. We are a childless, barren couple. How do we feel? There could never be enough words to explain. There could never be a person with enough time and patience to sit and listen quietly. It hurts. It places a feeling of loneliness, and sadness within our hearts. It gives […]

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