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A Critique of “Reformational” Views on Revelation (4): Hearing the Wisdom Spoken of in Proverbs

Previous article in this series: June 2012, p. 398. Since these articles have appeared over a number of months, I will summarize what has been said thus far. Those who teach the relatively new “Reformational” theology¹ speak of a “Word of God” not found in the Scriptures. Denying that Scripture…

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Dispensational Eschatology (4) Dividing God’s People and Dividing God’s Word

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: April 15, 2008, p. 325. Central to dispensationalism is their distinction between Israel and the church. God is said to promise one thing to Israel, and another thing to the church. And He…

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The Dispensational View of God’s Covenant (1): The Dispensational Confession of an Unconditional Covenant

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: November 1, 2008, p. 61. Central to dispensationalism is the dispensationalists’ view of unfulfilled prophecy. They insist that many of God’s covenant promises made to Israel in the old dispensation have yet to…

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Being Baptized in the Spirit (1): The Truth Over Against the False Teaching of the Charismatics

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Before going into the specific saving works of the Holy Spirit, such as regeneration, calling, justification, and sanctification, we take some time to consider the Spirit’s work as a whole. There are many who deny the fundamental truths…

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A Critique of “Reformational” Views on Revelation (2)

Previous article in this series: December 1, 2011, p. 112. Some of our young adults attend Neo-Calvinistic colleges (e.g., Calvin College, Dordt College, Trinity Christian College, and Redeemer University), where they are taught what is referred to as theReformational worldview. Although the termReformational sounds like the term Reformed, what is being taught in…

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A Refutation of Dispensationalism (3): “The Kingdom Is at Hand”: A Fact, Not a Conditional Offer

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous article in this series: August 2009, p. 442. When Christ started His public preaching, He began by proclaiming boldly that the kingdom of heaven was “at hand.” Dispensationalists say that Christ, by this statement, was giving…

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The Millennium of Dispensationalism (2): The Heavenly City Hovering Over the Earthly Land

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Walker, Michigan. Previous article in this series: March 1, 2009, p. 252. The millennial view of the dispensationalists manifests their view of God’s covenant. God’s covenant promises, they say, will not be fulfilled unless an earthly millennium for the Jews…

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The Millennium of Dispensationalism (1) A Bizarre Mixing of the Earthly and the Heavenly

Rev. Laning is pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous article in this series: January 15, 2009, p. 176. Dispensationalists maintain that, prior to the final judgment, the Israelis must rule on earth for a thousand years. This millennial reign, they insist, must take place for…

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