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  “Justified freely.”                                   Romans 2:24   Finally the moment came in which you could make your confession. The moment came in which you could confess before God and his holy angels, before men, and before Satan, that you had turned to Jesus and that you now acknowledge that he is the Son of the living […]

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God’s Unique Gift to Us

“Forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”  Ephesians 4:32   The confession: I have sinned! The Acknowledgement: I forgive! What a blessed privilege to confess sin and to forgive! The world cannot know this. No man has ever conceived of it. Only the child of God can, by the grace […]

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Confessing Our Sins and the Faithful Judge

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” I John 1:9. We must always have the right starting-point in life, young people, in all our considerations concerning the deepest problems of life. The deepest problem of life is the sin-problem! If […]

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Confession of Sin

I. Essential Material for Consideration A. Scripture 1. Old Testament – Prov. 28:13, Ps. 51:1-5 2. New Testament – I John 1:9, James 5:16, Matt. 5:23-24 3. Examples of: II Samuel 12:13, Luke 5:8, Luke 15:18 B. Reformed Confessions 1. Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day LI 2. Canons of Dort – Fifth Head, Article 5 […]

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Faith Speaks

Romans 10:9-10 Faith speaks; the believer makes a confession. Yes, that is true, but why does faith speak even when confronted with the threat of punishment and death? Faith must speak! It is impossible for the believer not to confess that Jesus is Lord. Jesus, the believer confesses, is Lord alone. His is an exclusive […]

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Confession of Sin . . . A Tonic, Not a Telling

Confession of sin doesn’t make sense — at first. Doesn’t God know our sins better than we do ourselves? Why should we tell him something He already knows and condemns? Reasoning in this manner has led many of us to shrug off the privilege of confession onto some simple and all-inclusive phrase as “and forgive […]

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Fellowship in Contrary Doctrines (1)

Four significant things are mentioned in Article 7 of our Confession in connection with the matter of “The Sufficiency Of The Holy Scriptures.” These matters are: (1) All that is necessary to believe unto salvation is clearly and sufficiently revealed in the Bible. The Bible is not obscure but a lucid revelation of the plan […]

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Credo…Non Credo

It was the time of the evening service, when the people of the Lord thronged to the house of God to keep the holy day. The service was begun with the usual prayers, the reading of the Holy Word, and the singing of the Psalms. But, there was something special about this particular service. An […]

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A True Confession

Young people – as well as adults – like to read newspapers and magazines in order to keep up with the news of the day. Some schools distribute to its students small leaflets that contain articles about current events, in order to encourage students to read news items of the day; other schools make it […]

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