The expression “we and our children” is by no means unfamiliar to those who are at all acquainted in Reformed circles where the truth of God’s covenant is still cherished as our peculiar heritage. It is only natural for them to speak in one breath of themselves and their children, whether in their discussions, in their conversations, or in their prayers. But just because it is so common, its tremendous implications are liable to escape us.
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Having heard Nabal’s reply, David’s ten men turn their way; they go again, and come to report to their leader. David’s anger burns. “Surely,” says he to his men, “in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained to him: and he hath requited me evil for good.” And now follows his orders to his men, “Gird on every man his sword”.
We concluded our previous article with the remark that the promise of God, according to Romans 9:6-8, is particular and wholly unconditional. It cannot be true, writes the apostle, that the word of God has taken none effect. God’s promise never fails.
Such is, evidently, the implication of the Scripture in Romans 4:25: “Who was delivered for our transgressions, and was raised again for our justification.” Christ, we must remember, went into death, not for His own but for and with our sin. He knew no sin. But he was made sin for us. Never could He have been raised from the dead if He had not fully atoned for our transgressions and satisfied the justice of God. He would have been swallwed up of death.
Here follow two letters which I received recently, and which, I think, have precedence over the matters I have been engaged in, namely, the Netherlands controversy, and the Rev. H. J. Kuyper series in The Banner. I have attached a brief answer to both letters. Brother Hessel De Jong writes: Esteemed Editor of “The Standard Bearer”: HOW STRANGE