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Sovereign Election

Scripture is most outspoken respecting the matter of election and reprobation. This, no one acquainted with the contents of Holy Writ will deny, ever has denied. Whereas it is freely admitted that Scripture in unmistakable speech teaches a divine election and reprobation, the issue is not: Does Holy Writ teach…

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Patient Until He Comes

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and the latter rain. Be ye also pa­tient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth…

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The Vaunting Axe

In the beautiful but often misinterpreted thirteenth article of our Netherland Confession of Faith the providence of God is considered and briefly explained especially from the viewpoint of its relation to sin and evil, its control over and rule of devils and wicked men. It teaches that God did not…

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The Rev. B. Kok sent the following article to The Banner

Manhattan, Montana March 29, 1939 The Rev. H. J. Kuiper, Editor of The Banner, Grand Rapids, Michigan Dear Brother: I have read with interest your editorial in The Banner of March 23, entitled “Shall we seek reunion with the Protestant Reformed Church? (Churches).” It is not my purpose to reflect…

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The Shewbread

The question still remains whether the name “bread of presence” is not expressive of something more than has thus far been mentioned. It is indeed. Let us consider that this provision was bread and that its being called “bread of presence” must signify that it was placed in God’s presence…

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The Most Holy Place

Though the tabernacle as a whole was God’s house, his proper dwelling place was the holiest—the seat and throne of His kingdom. Here therefore occurred the highest and most distinct revelations of Himself as Israel’s redeemer God. And as these revelations were made through the things that were found in…

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Amos

The name of the prophet, Amos, means burden bearer. He was not the father of Isaiah whose name was also Amos. The book tells us the following about the history of the prophet. His home was in Tekoah the modern Tekua, located about 12 miles south of Jerusalem and about…

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