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The Manna

Having delivered the people of Israel from their Egyptian bondage, the Lord led them into a region of deserts, waterless tablelands, barren mountain chains and valleys where streams ran dry—the Sinai Peninsula. By bringing them into this trackless wilderness, the Lord took from them every natural resource and in particular…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 5, Chapter 2: The Impossibility of Satisfaction. The Possibility of Satisfaction

The Impossibility of Satisfaction The second question that must be answered in this connection is: “Can another creature, a creature that is not man, satisfy for our sin?” The Catechism answers: “God will not punish any other creature for the sin which man committed”. This will of God to punish…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 6, Chapter 2: The Necessity of the Incarnation

LORD’S DAY 6 Q. 16. Why must he be very man, and also perfectly righteous? A. Because the justice of God requires that the same human nature which hath sinned, should likewise make satisfaction for sin; and one, who is himself a sinner, cannot satisfy for others. Q. 17. Why…

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Pacifism

The largest body of waiter up this globe of ours has been misnamed “The Pacific Ocean’’. It received this name from the explorer, Magellan, to describe its quiet, peaceful nature; for its surface was very calm and peaceful when for the first time he looked out over its surface. Comparing…

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Jesus Redeems

Radio Address of Oct, 18, 1942, over W.L.A.V. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Jesus saves! This brief statement, which one may read now-a-days on billboards and fences, on church buildings and automobiles, is true in all its implications, much more so than those who are responsible for its public display are willing…

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Our House of God

Always the subject of the Christian’s hope is an important one, but especially in times like the present it should have special interest for the believer. Our times are characterized by turmoil and confusion in the world. The outlook, from a worldly viewpoint, is hardly inspiring confidence for the future.…

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Common Grace (2)

According to Van Til, the Christian and the non-Christian philosopher stand opposed to each other, not only in their conception and interpretation of facts, but also in their conception of “law”: “abstract and impersonal” or “God-interpreted law”. And back of these, they stand opposed to each other in regard to…

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Returning

And the shepherds returned….Luke 2:20 The shepherds returned! There are moments in our life which we would like to prolong, to perpetuate, perhaps. Relatively this is true even in our natural life. There are patches of sunshine flecking the prevailing gloom in our present world, that are swallowed up all…

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