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In our preceding article we quoted at length from the Reformed Dogmatics of the late H. Bavinck, in which a brief resume is set forth of the doctrine of the providence of God. We concluded that article by calling attention to the word providence, noting that the word itself is hardly Scriptural but that it has had a place in the history of the doctrine of the Church for ages. H. Bavinck notes that the word itself is of heathen origin, but that it can be used, provided that we understand the Scriptural significance of that which this truth is...

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And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of yams.  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou bust rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. 

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David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him.  And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him almost four hundred men.  I Samuel 22:1-2

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Is that the question? May that be the question? Ought that to be the question? Will you go to the Young People’s meeting? Will you go to their outing? Will you help with the fundraiser? There are many reasons to say yes. It is pleasing to the Lord. It will benefit you and your church, strengthening your fellowship and communion. Going to Bible study will increase your knowledge of God’s Word. Good causes will prosper with your participation, together with the participation of others in the group. There are all kinds of reasons to say no. You will need to...

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