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Mr. Sugg is a ruling elder in the Protestant Reformed Church of Houston, Texas. (The following essay was originally prepared at the request of a Bible study society in one of our congregations as a guide for an after-recess discussion. The writer attempted an outline but fell into a kind of provocative meditation. This work was not intended for publication, but with this caution, and some minor editing, it is offered here.) Suicide, like all sin, is not just a matter of an overt act. It begins in the heart; and although it might not be committed outwardly, it is...

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John A. Heys is a minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. Surely when in Psalm 14:l we read, “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God,” we have a judgment of God that those who deny Him in their actions, as well as those who do so in words, behave in utter folly. For the psalmist speaks of those who say in theirhearts that there is no God. And out of the heart are all the issues of life. That heart determines what every part of the body will do. It says that there is no God, before...

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1. God will stagger carnally secure sinners (10). Read the text in your King James Bible and compare with the Hebrew offered as we consider verse by verse. “Go in the rock and hide thyself in the dust from the faces (God is triune) of the terror of Jehovah, and from the splendor of His majesty” (Hebrew). With judgment ready to fall there is nothing left but for the nation to dive into the rocks to bury itself in the dust to hide from the many faceted terror of Jehovah. Not a call to repentance, this is a warning of...

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