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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Having briefly considered the various aspects of Bible truth concerning the doctrine of man, or anthropology, we would normally proceed now to the third area of study in Reformed doctrine, which is Christology, the doctrine concerning the Christ. But before moving on to that area of study, there is one other truth that I would treat under the doctrine of man. I refer to the doctrine of the antithesis. The antithesis, which I will define and explain presently, is not usually given separate treatment in the study of...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Under this rubric, “Taking Heed to Doctrine,” we have been led by other writers through a broad overview of theology or the doctrine of God. This new writer begins with the next section of Reformed doctrine, that of anthropology, or the doctrine of man. This division of Reformed doctrine generally includes such subjects as creation and providence, as well as what the Bible teaches concerning man—his creation, his fall into sin, and the effects of that fall. To many of our readers, the treatment of these concepts will contain...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Laying hold of the truth of Scripture, we consider the question: How did this world come into being? WithHebrews 11:3 we take our stand. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” We take our position without apology to any scientist. The Theory of Evolution rejected Our viewpoint is affected by our faith. But we would remind every man who considers this question:Your viewpoint also involves religious belief. Our...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. The truth of the antithesis ought to be a doctrine prominent in our thinking. It is a very serious matter. The whole of the Christian life is defined by the antithesis, as we explained that concept in our last article. After man’s fall into sin, the antithesis took on a very specific form. The thesis, the revelation of God’s glory, and the antithesis, the contrasting position over against all that which would oppose God’s glory, now stands out even more sharply. God came to the fallen Adam and...

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November 9, 1995 in Edgerton, Minnesota On November 9, Classis West met in Edger-ton, Minnesota for the purpose of examining Candidate Allen Brummel, who had received and accepted the call to serve as pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Edgerton. A special worship service was called by Edgerton’s consistory for the evening of November 8, at which time Pastor- elect Brummel expounded Scripture from Genesis 17:7. In attendance were not only the members of the congregation, but the 28 delegates of Classis West, as well as three ministers from Classis East who were in attendance as synodical deputies. The...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Having considered the magnificence of the Creator, and how He created, we have yet to consider the time element in His creative handiwork How long did God take to form His creative handiwork? We immediately state our answer on the basis of what we read in Genesis 1, and what is confirmed by many other Scripture references. God performed His wonder work of creation in only six days. And those days are to be understood literally. They were, without question, twenty-four hour days just as we know the...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Having established from Scripture the truth of creation, the question necessarily follows: What is God’s involvement with His creation? The question cries out for an answer. From the viewpoint of our own faith and life, this question cries out for an answer. Looking into a new year with all its uncertainties requires of us the conviction that our heavenly Father is in control. We live in a valley of tears: so many anxieties, so many cares, so much trouble. In the face of all our sorrows comes the...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. In I Peter 2:9, the apostle writes to the church: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” Hence, you are a people that shall be prophets, priests, and kings unto God. The only possibility for that is that God ordains and sends His own Officebearer to reconcile us unto Himself. That Officebearer of God is Christ. And that Christ of...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Christ “is ordained of God the Father, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, to be our chief Prophet and Teacher, who has fully revealed to us the secret counsel and will of God concerning our redemption.” Such is the teaching of the Heidelberg Catechism in Lord’s Day 12. As we continue our study of the names of the Mediator, and particularly the name Christ, we must consider the threefold office Christ occupies as our Mediator—Prophet, Priest, and King. Christ, the Messiah, was anointed by God a prophet. That...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Our Heidelberg Catechism defines God’s providence as, “The almighty and everywhere present power of God; whereby, as it were by His hand, He upholds and governs heaven, earth, and all creatures; so that herbs and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, meat and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, yea, and all things come, not by chance, but by His fatherly hand.” What a profoundly blessed truth! But there is one aspect of this truth that demands our further attention. It involves a matter that we...

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