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Sacraments as a means of grace

The children of God are greatly blessed, for their Father in heaven has granted to them his grace, that is, his attitude of undeserved favor toward them. God’s grace was earned for his people upon the cross of our Savior Jesus Christ and is bestowed upon them through means. As weak and frail beings, we […]

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The Marks of the True Church

Rev. Hanko is missionary/pastor of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Reprinted from the mission newsletter circulated in the UK by Covenant PRC. That the true church of Christ can be found in the world is evident from Christ’s promise: “I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against […]

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The Marks of the True Church (2)

Knowing what the marks of the true Church are, the believer is “in duty bound” to join himself to this “holy congregation.” This is the language of our Confession Of Faith as found in Article 28 where we read: We believe, since this holy congregation is an assembly of those who are saved, and that […]

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America — A Christian Nation?

Here in the United States we live in a so-called “Christian” society. Today more people than ever before profess to be members of a church in one of the various denominations in our country. However, are the churches these people attend really Christian? In order to determine whether or not they are truly Christian churches, […]

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Our Sacraments

What do our sacraments really mean to us? I am afraid that we are letting them become a mere formality. How many of us stop to think what our Baptism form means, until an infant is baptized in our church? And how many of us stop to think and meditate on the beautiful sacrament of […]

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Concerning the Term: Sacraments (2)

Those of our readers, who did not do like the Scotchman referred to in our former instalment on this subject, will remember, no doubt, that we now stand in our discussion of the term Sacraments (sacramentum) before two questions. They are: 1. How is it to be explained, that our fathers began to speak of […]

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Concerning the Term: Sacraments (1)

I am quite certain, that ninety five per­cent of our young readers are able to answer the question in the Heidelberg Catechism, which reads as follows: How many Sacraments has Christ instituted in the New Covenant or Testament? The answer would immediately be forth-com­ing, and our readers would say: Two, namely, Holy Baptism and the […]

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True Church

Chatham, May 24, 1951 Dear “Schuiler”: In Beacon Lights, the May issue for 1951, we read your answer, given to a daughter of the church, regarding the question, if it is right for a Protestant Reformed Serviceman to partake of Com­munion outside of the True Church, such as Army Chapels. A member of our society […]

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