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Come and Hear!

What is your response to good news? What happens when you receive good news?  You post it on Facebook.  You call your friends.  You talk to your family.  Good news excites you, and it should.  Such news you want to spread, not hide. What is your response to the best news?  Not engagement, a baby […]

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Observing the White Horse in Beijing, China

The White Horse rides today in Beijing, China. The Gospel spreads. Persecution, famine, and death follow soon thereafter. Such events, while not physically occurring with great frequency here in the United States of America, do happen today in such seemingly faraway places as the mist-enshrouded Orient. Come, let us turn now to the Red Dragon […]

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Point Them to the Gospel and Jesus

The Bible is a good thing to read and study. However, for a person who has never opened one, the length of it may be daunting. When you run across this person at work or school, it would be a good thing for you to point out certain passages. Beginning at Genesis 1:1 and ending […]

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Reformation Day Thoughts

A very rich young Israelite came running to Jesus. We read that Jesus loved this young man. Every word which he spoke to him was infinite love in the form of instruction and correc­tion. Strange as it may sound, this young man has a troubled soul, a troubled and accusing conscience. He did not yet […]

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Walking Worthily of the Gospel of Christ

“Only let your conversation be as becometh the Gospel of Christ. . .striving together for the faith of the Gospel.” Phil. 1:27 Satan is the great false-prophet, the great accuser of the brethren. He directs all his hellish attempts against the truth of the Gospel of Christ. He does not will that Christ shall be […]

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Evangelism

Evangelism means different things to people of the present era of the church. To the Roman Catholic, evangelism means the extension of the Romish church to many lands and has as its objective the aggrandizement of the hierarchy and the enlargement of the number of “the faithful.” The means used to accomplish this end may […]

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What Size Are Your Feet?

I once read in a series of old proverbs and sagacious sayings, “Big feet are a sign of intelligence.” The validity of such a statement, of course, may be seriously questioned. However, it would seem to me that people with large feet would be more inclined to step on toes of others, than their more […]

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Summary of Speech by Rev. G. M. Ophoff

“The Recipients of the Gospel of the Promise” I.          Content of the Gospel II.         Character of the Promise III.       What Believers Themselves Are IV.       Objections   The gospel of the promise has two meanings. One, the gospel as the content of the promise, and the other meaning the gospel as glad tidings. God gave His […]

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The Idea of the Gospel and the Promise

Rev. Hoeksema, as the first convention speaker, pointed out that the chief contents of the gospel is the promise. In a certain sense gospel and promise are synonymous. We as Protestant Reformed young people are always interested in the question of the Gospel. This is especially of interest to the Protestant Reformed people because we […]

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Distinct in Convention!

The other day, I either heard, or read somewhere, that Chicago is rated as the top, or second convention city in this country. Each year, thousands of conventions of all kinds are held in this metropolis, ranging from those of the major political parties, to those of smaller businessmen and sectarian groups which scarcely receive […]

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The Promise

Several years ago, the Rev. Hoeksema wrote a pamphlet under the title, “The Gospel,” which has been published and reprinted more than once by the Sunday School Society of the First Protestant Reformed Church. In the interest of the truth vs. errors of those that have schismatically left our churches, and who, even today, continue […]

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Missions

“Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15             This passage is one of the key texts of Scripture circumscribing the mission calling of the church. With it we should also consider Matthew 28:19, Luke 24:45-47, Acts 1:8. Space does not permit quoting them in their entirety. The […]

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Living Out of Good Works (7)

We have reached the point in our discussion where we must say a few words about the relation between the law and the gospel. This relationship has come again to a certain measure of importance in the controversy that has so recently been in our churches. The accusation has been leveled against those who have […]

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A Brief Answer to Daane

We deviate from our subject briefly this month to a subject which is also of interest. It has been the topic of conversation and discussion in our churches recently. And therefore the subject should prove to be of interest to us. We do not profess to offer a complete nor detailed criticism of Daane’s position, […]

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The Opponent’s Gospel

Strictly speaking it is not correct to speak or write of the opponent’s gospel in connection with the battle of Truth vs. Error. The Gospel is good news. It consists of glad tidings. It is the message of joy and peace in the Lord. Strictly speaking our opponent has no good news for he utters […]

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