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Previous article in this series: April 15, 2012, p. 326.   And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart. Jeremiah 7:31 What doth God require in the second commandment? Answer. That we in no wise represent God by images, nor worship Him in any other way than He has commandedin His Word. – Heidelberg Catechism Question 96. Introduction We have been engaged in a study of three great prin­ciples of public...

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“And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.” Jeremiah 7:31 What doth God require in the second command­ment? Answer. That we in no wise represent God by im­ages, nor worship Him in any other way than He has commanded in his word. Heidelberg Catechism, Question 96. Introduction When John Calvin was asked to give his opinion regarding what were the most important issues in the Reformation of the church...

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Previous article in this series: January 15, 2012, p. 185. Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise? Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times. Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I...

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Previous article in this series: November 15, 2011, p. 92. And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. Genesis 12:7-8 Introduction Recall that in this series of articles we are to cover three great principles...

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Previous article in this series: October 1, 2011, p. 17. O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and...

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The foundational issue in the Reformation of the church in the sixteenth century was the question of authority. Where was authoritative special revelation from God to be found upon earth?1 The Roman Catholic Church taught that there were two sources of special revelation: Scripture, and the tradition of the church. This church tradition had begun as oral traditions supposedly passed down to the church from the apostles. Eventually it came to mean anything that the church had declared, whether in its councils, its magisterium, or its pope (speaking ex cathedra). The Roman Catholic Church taught, then, a dual source for authority...

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O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker....

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