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Another Look at the Declaration of Principles (concl.)

Previous article in this series: March 15, 2006, p. 268.   A Summary of the Declaration  The Declaration of Principles sets forth the Protestant Reformed Churches’ understanding of and convictions concerning what the Reformed creeds and church order teach about grace, the preaching, the covenant, and church government. It is…

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Another Look at the Declaration of Principles (3)

Previous article in this series: February 15, 2006, p 220. The Declaration of Principles intends to set forth what the confessions teach, and thus what is binding in the Protestant Reformed Churches, on a few specific doctrines. The Declaration delineates doctrines that are connected, directly or indirectly, with God’s covenant…

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The Declaration of Principles: Another Look (2)

Previous article in this series: February 1, 2006, p. 196. Preamble DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES, to be used only by the Mission Committee and the missionaries for the organization of prospective churches on the basis of Scripture and the confessions as these have always been maintained in the Protestant Reformed Churches and…

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Another Look at the Declaration of Principles (1)

In 1951, the synod of the Protestant Reformed Churches formally adopted a document entitled “A Brief Declaration of Principles of the Protestant Reformed Churches.” The document had four parts, which can be briefly summarized as follows: 1) Common grace; 2) Salvation by sovereign, particular grace; 3) The covenant; and 4)…

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