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Does the PRC Think They Are the Only True Church?

Question I have been trying to find out more about the Protestant Reformed Church, in particular, what the difference is between the CRC and the PRC. Is the fundamental difference the idea of grace, common or elect? At one time I remember hearing something about how the CRC to the PRC are the unbelievers? Is […]

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Can Wicked Men Really Do Miracles and Prophesy?

Question We read in Numbers about Balaam prophesying and in I Samuel about Saul prophesying also. In Matthew 7:22, apparently the non-elect are claiming they performed miracles and prophesying during their lives. It seems that Judas also performed miracles along with the other Apostles. On the other hand, I Corinthians seems to be telling us […]

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Whence Cain’s Wife?

Question I have a question regarding the first two chapters in Genesis. In Genesis 1:26, we read “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over ALL the earth, and […]

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Other Replies to the Question of Suicide

There were several that responded to my answer on the topic of suicide. The gist of the remarks were questions about, the one who may have a serious mental, chemical, etc. imbalance, or the one that may have been under the influence of drugs or some such. Further there was the implication that we are […]

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Christmas Decorations

Question I was just wondering if there is any place for a Christmas tree, Christmas lights, and all the other things that we see at Christmas time in the Christian home? Answer We will keep our answer to this question rather brief. In the first place it appears that the use of the Christmas tree […]

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Can Christ Come Back Any Second?

Question #33 I would like to ask you a question. I am having a dispute with class members with the following question. What will happen at the end of the world, and can Christ come back any second, or do signs still have to happen? Answer #33 When you ask about what will happen at […]

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Bible Code

Question Lately I have heard so much about the “Bible Code.” I have read the book also by the same title, and it is quite believable. If you haven’t heard about it, a computer program was developed that takes the original Hebrew text of the Bible and develops a sequence (every tenth letter, every 1456 […]

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Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Go To Hell?

Question I know it has been long debated as to whether those who take their own lives go to hell or not. I could understand that if the person was an unbeliever his/her entire life, but what if the person was at one time or another experiencing a strong faith in God? Answer I will […]

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The Truth Despised

Question I have been a Christian since 1978.1 am 33 years old. In that time I have attended many churches, most of them Baptist, Evangelical free churches and the like, until I met (a pastor) who is 26 years old and preaching this “reformed theology.” WOW!! I have never heard this before! A light went […]

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Walking in Darkness

Question #26 Just one small question: In one of your replies last week to a question, you indicated that no young believer or old saint should stay up past midnight. You further claimed that no good comes out of this time frame. Could you elaborate on that a bit more, as it relates to God’s […]

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How Did Sin Enter the World?

Question #24 If God is completely good, and all things were created by him, how did sin enter the world? Since God is good it would seem philosophically impossible for him to create something sinful, or even something perfect which is able to sin. I know this is kind of a philosophical question, and possibly […]

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Head Coverings for Women

From a questioner in Michigan:  I Corinthians 11:5 reads “But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with {her}head uncov- ered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.” Why don’t the women in the Protestant Reformed Churches keep their heads covered? Maybe the obvious answer is because this was […]

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Situation Ethics

Question #25 I have had an ongoing debate with one of my teachers, about this one. If it is 2:00 am and your friend is lying bleeding on the street, and the only way to save him is to break into a nearby drug store and steal bandages, is this considered stealing? I thought so, […]

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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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Infant Death

Question #17 But what of the little ones, the infants, those yet in the womb? Why does God give them life only to take it soon away?   Answer #17 One thing we ought to say at the beginning is that God’s ways are past finding out, we cannot know all the reasons God has […]

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