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One in Faith

Beloved reader, God hath dealt marvelously with His people. He does so today. His covenant shall stand and He will do wondrous works. The reality of salvation as a living bond with Christ causes the Christian to extol his Maker. Have you pondered on this thought lately? You, as a living member of the body […]

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Something You Ought to Read

Behold, He Cometh! An Exposition of the Book of Revelation by Herman Hoeksema. 772 pp. Hdbk. $32. Available at Reformed Free Publishing Association 1894 Georgetown Center Drive Jenison, Michigan 49428-7137 Phone: 616-457-5970 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (EST) Fax: 616-457-5980 E-Mail: mail@rfpa.org Many of our readers probably have the book Behold, He Cometh! An […]

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The Four Horsemen

The four horsemen of the Book of Revelation help us to understand the world in which we live. We read of these horses in Revelation 6:1-8. They are pictured to us in different colors and described to us in detail. If we consider the significance of colors in the Bible, we can learn that each […]

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Revelation 14:9-16

Lesson XXXVII (Revelation 14: 9-13) Retribution for the Worshippers of the Beast 1. Vss. 9-11. Retribution for the worshippers of the beast. a. A third angel announces the punishment that will be inflicted upon the worshippers of the beast. 1) Babylon is fallen 2) Now is described the lot of those that drank “of the […]

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Revelation 14:1-8

LESSON XXXV (Revelation 14:1-5) With the Lamb on Mount Zion (On the whole the text of the Revised Version is better here than that of the King James Version; hence, it is followed in these notes.) 1. Vs. 1. The Lamb on Mount Zion and the 144,000. a) This vision stands in contrast to the […]

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Revelation 13:1-18

LESSON XXXI (Revelation 13: 1-3a) The Beast 1. Vs. 1. a) “And I stood upon the sand of the sea.” The R.V. is more correct: he stood upon the sand of the sea. 1) The reference is to the dragon. 2) He went to arise, in order that he may give his power to make […]

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Revelation 11:14-12:17

LESSON XXVII (Revelation 11:14 -19) The Seventh Trumpet 1. vss. 14, 15a a. “The second woe is past”; The last three trumpets are three woes. 1) The first of these was the plague of the locusts out of the abyss; 9:1-11 2) The second was the judgment of the triple monsters; 9:13-21. 3) Now, after […]

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The Golden Lamp

The Christian in the world today believes that he knows God in a very special and pure, non-pagan way. God chose to reveal Himself to man. Whatever other means there are of knowing God, that is through nature, or because of the moral law within us, or from the glimmerings within man himself, God can […]

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Lesson 10 (Revelation 6:1-8):  The Four Horsemen (III) Introductory a. Thus far we discussed the individual horsemen and their significance The question still remains: what is their mutual relation and why do they pursue their course in the earth? Especially does the question present itself:  why do the last three horsemen follow the first, or, […]

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Lesson 13 (Revelation 6:1-8):  The Four Horsemen General Remarks: The seals in general: this passage introduces the opening of the seals.  b.  These Seals (1) Represent forces and events that proceed from the decree of God.  We remember that the book with its seven seals is symbol of God’s living decree concerning the things that must […]

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LESSON 10 (Revelation 3: 14-22):  The Church of the Laodicea’s   The address, vs. 14: a.  To the church of the Laodicea’s (Laodicea, R.V.).  Laodicea Was an important city in Phrygia, southeast of Philadelphia, on the river Lycos, noted for its industry and commerce prosperous?  The letter to the Colossians was also intended for the […]

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Book of Revelation

LESSON IV (Revelation 2:1-7): The Church of Ephesus The letters to the seven churches all follow the same pattern: a. An address and self-announcement of Christ. b. An appreciation of the condition of the church that is addressed, with its good and bad features. c. A message of encouragement, exhortation to repent, threat of judgment, […]

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Outlines on the Book of Revelation

The Bible Outlines for the coming year have been supplied by Rev. Herman Hoeksema. These outlines were written in 1944, and distributed by Rev. Hoeksema to his congregation in connection with a series of sermons he preached on Revelation. Theses outlines are more concise than those now appearing in The Standard Bearer and thus leave […]

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Proof Positive – The Earth is Flat!

A few hundred years ago a heretic of considerable renown by the name of Magellan set out to disprove Scripture, or so certain theologians considered his bold adventure of sailing around the world. After all, didn’t the Scriptures speak of “the four corners of the earth”? That should be proof enough for anyone! Anyone who […]

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The Millennium (I): What It Is

What we believe Revelation 20 teaches depends on how we interpret the Book of Revelation and the highly figurative language of Scriptnre. ” . . . It is a sound principle of interpretation not to use a passage of Scripture that is hard to understand to overthrow other passages that are perfectly clear” (S.S. Times, […]

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The Heavens Declare

Do you hear the speech of the trees, of the birds, and of the sun? Do the stars and moon talk to you, so that you understand them? A great danger that we must guard against, as we live in this machine age of speed and transition, is to become deaf to nature. This is […]

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The Profit of Christ’s Birth to Us

We will never know completely the ruin that sin wrought, in Heaven and on earth, and amongst the children of men. Ever since it first made its appearance, it has brought untold woe, by the separations it has brought about. Separation between heaven and earth; separation between God and man; and separation between man and […]

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God Revealed

“We know Him by two means: first, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to contemplate the invisible things of God, namely, His power and divinity, as the apostle Paul […]

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The Word of God

Perhaps as you look at the heading of this article, you will say to yourself, “There is no need of my reading this article as it will probably only contain some dry history of how the Bible came into existence, how we must use it, why it was given to us, etc.—things which we all […]

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