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New Mercies

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.   – Lamentations 3:22–23    The verse that opens this article is among the most treasured in all of Scripture for believers who are living amidst difficult circumstances. It is frequently […]

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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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Speaking Plainly … Let’s Be Sane!

Your editorial in the December issue of Beacon Lights contains several rash sweeping statements which may not go unchallenged. Such statements for ex­ample as “the awful fact is: that the very foundations upon which our existence as a distinct group of churches are grounded are in great danger of being uprooted and torn apart”. . […]

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As Thou Goest, Step by Step

Child of My love, fear not the unknown morrow. Dread not the new demand life makes of thee; Thy ignorance doth hold no cause for sorrow Since what thou knowest not is known to Me. Thou canst not see today the hidden meaning, Of My command, but thou the light shall gain; Walk on in […]

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