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The keynote of fellowship in love is emphasized much in our day. Oftentimes, leaders in the church emphasize love at the expense of the truth or its opposite, emphasize the truth at the expense of love. The Holy Spirit has given us this small letter to teach us that true fellowship is in the truth and must be sanctioned by love. Let’s see how this is true from the letter itself. A BRIEF OUTLINE 1. Introduction (I John 1:1-4). The usual identification of author and intended recipients is lacking. Instead, he begins by introducing Christ Who is the Word of...

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*The articles appearing under this theme are the substance of a lecture given in the Covenant Protestant Reformed Church of Northern Ireland on January 12, 2011. Previous article in this series: September 15, 2011, p. 488. In our last article we noted that the Scriptures refer to and warn against various sins against the Holy Spirit. Noting the pertinent passages in Scripture, we drew out of them the doctrine of the Holy Spirit that Christian and Reformed believers confess: that the Holy Spirit is truly and eternally God; that the Holy Spirit is a distinct person of the triune Godhead;...

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Postmillennialism in the Reformed churches teaches the saints to expect an earthly victory in the future before the coming of Christ. The majority of the human race will be converted to Christ and added to the church. The world will be “Christianized.” Christians will govern all nations, controlling all aspects of national life. Christians will dominate whatever ungodly remain, punishing them for misbehavior and compelling them to obey the laws of God. There will be no great departure from the faith by Christian churches and professing Christians in the future. There will be no Antichrist and antichristian world-kingdom in the...

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