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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. As a unique creature who was created in the image of God, man was also created a covenant creature. Adam was created God’s covenant friend, to reflect the blessed friendship and fellowship of God’s own covenant life. The truth of the covenant is a truth that we count precious. To us it is an essential element of our Protestant Reformed heritage as we maintain the truth of Holy Scripture. The truth of the covenant is, in fact, as a golden thread that runs through the whole of Scripture...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Brothers and sisters in Christ, friends of the Reformed Free Publishing Association, It is indeed a privilege to be here tonight and to address this assembly. It is my purpose in the next few minutes to remind you what an important place the RFPA occupies in the spiritual warfare that must mark the church in these last days. I will do that by reversing the order of my theme, and treating, first of all, the urgency with which we must approach the work, as we do spiritual battle...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Abiding Truth That faith is once delivered. Don’t look for changes. Changes to the faith are the works of men’s imaginations. The truth abides. That is a comforting aspect of Jude 3. That means, for one thing, that God’s promise shall not fail. The doctrine that He has committed to His church shall not be changed. That means, in addition, that the doctrine of faith shall never cease in the world. It is a candle that all the winds of hell can never blow out, a flame that...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. In our last article we considered your struggle with doubt. We concluded that all doubt must be faced and must be resolved, and that the resolution of that doubt comes by going to the Bible for the answers to our questions. It seems to me, however, that to stop there is not sufficient. For there are those who may in fact have doubts about the Bible itself, its authenticity and its authority. Especially those of you who go on to college will find your Christian faith under attack...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. In our last article, I asked you to put on your thinking caps to consider the place of the Bible in your defense of the faith and in resolving your own doubts and struggles. You were able to see, even briefly, how Scripture bears testimony within itself as to its authority. Scripture itself bears witness that it is from God Himself. When you face attacks against your intelligence for believing the inspiration . and authority of the Bible, you may be confident that you have a strong intellectual...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. In our treatment of the names of our Savior, we drifted into the consideration of His threefold office as Mediator. Thus we have looked at the name Christ, the Anointed, as His mediatorial work comes to expression in His work as Prophet, Priest, and King. That leaves us with two other prominent names which we must yet consider. Scripture does reveal still other names of our Mediator, but, other than the names Jesus and Christ, there are but two names that are used frequently in the New Testament...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Do you, my younger brother or sister, have a proper view of yourself? That is a question that is biblically based. The Bible often speaks to you personally, calling you to self-examination. Obviously, then, there is a way in which you must consider your own life, your own nature, your own gifts, your own behavior, and your relationships with others and with God. But when I ask, Do you have a proper view of yourself, it is with purpose that I phrase the question that way. Because whether...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. We have seen and believe that the only begotten Son of God is very God. And because Jesus Christ is God, He is the unique Son. He alone is the eternal and natural Son of God. He alone is Savior. “There is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). But this same Christ is also our Lord. He who has redeemed us from all our sins has also claimed us as His own property. We make this confession in full...

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March 4, 1998 at Houston, Texas The March meeting of Classis West was held just west of Houston, Texas on Wednesday, March 4. This classis was noteworthy not only for the business conducted, but for the unusual lodging arrangements. Because of the small size of the host congregation, Trinity PRC, the delegates stayed at the J-Bar-J Ranch, the guest ranch where Trinity PRC hosted an evangelism conference a couple years ago. With delegates staying in close quarters, with bunk beds and common facilities, they enjoyed a great time of fellowship, and no little humor. The customary Officebearers’ Conference was held...

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Rev. Key is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Randolph, Wisconsin. Besides the prophetic aspect of Christ’s office as God’s Anointed, there is the priestly aspect to which we turn our attention now. We do so especially in the light of the epistle to the Hebrews. In Hebrews, chapters 7-10, there is much development concerning the priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ. That truth is summarized in our Heidelberg Catechism (Q & A 31) when it says that Jesus is called Christ because He is ordained by God the Father, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, “to be our...

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