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Living the Antithesis

1 Peter 2:11: “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” As God’s people, we are all called to live the antithesis, that is, to live as strangers and pilgrims in the world.  God would have us stand against the devil, the world, and our […]

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Starlight and Time

If Satan can get us to doubt one portion of God’s word, he will have a much easier time planting seeds of doubt concerning other sections of Scripture. If he can get us to doubt the creation account on the basis of science falsely so-called, what is to keep us from doubting the resurrection account? […]

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A Global Warming Perspective

Not many years ago, we began to hear that the carbon dioxide (CO2) gas, produced by man and accumulating in the atmosphere, was causing the earth’s surface temperatures to rise. CO2 is produced when people and animals breathe; but it is also produced when carbon-based fuels such as coal and gasoline are burned in power plants […]

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Telling a Brother His Fault

John is a member of Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. He wrote this article for the Protestant Reformed Scholarship. Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he […]

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A Biblical Perspective on Modesty

John is a member of Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church in Byron Center, Michigan. He wrote this essay for the 2003 Protestant Reformed Young Peoples’ Scholarship. The lack of modesty in dress is an issue that has faced the human race since the fall of Adam and Eve into sin. Nor will the issue disappear […]

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