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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 8, Chapter 3: The Revelation of the Living God

The Catechism emphasizes that the doctrine of the. holy trinity is known only from revelation. The Church and the individual believer speak of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, as three persons in the divine essence, only “because God hath so revealed himself, in his word, that these three distinct persons are…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 9, Chapter 1: The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Q. 26. What believest thou when thou sayest, “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth?” A. That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who of nothing made heaven and earth, with all that is in them; who like wise upholds and governs the…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 9, Chapter 2: The Eternal Father of the Son

Even though passages like Ps. 2:7 cannot be directly quoted to prove the doctrine of the eternal Fatherhood of the first person of the Holy Trinity, and of eternal generation; and even though they refer also to David, and to the resurrection of Christ, yet there can be no doubt…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption. Lord’s Day 9, Chapter 3: The Eternal Father Creator

Very properly and beautifully the Heidelberg Catechism, speaking of God’s fatherhood with respect to all things, as the Creator of heaven and earth, mentions God’s eternal counsel. It is true that, it introduces this counsel here, strictly speaking, not in connection with creation, but as the power whereby God still…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 9, Chapter 3: The Eternal Father Creator (continued). Lord’s Day 10, Chapter 1: The Idea of God’s Providence

Chapter 3: The Eternal Father Creator (continued) This same truth, that in God’s eternal good pleasure Christ is first and all other things are conceived in Him and unto Him, is also taught in other passages of Holy Writ. We have in mind especially that glorious and profound part of…

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International Conferences Of late we have been hearing a great deal about international conferences. No less than three such conferences were held, the last of which has just come (to a close according to a dispatch from Moscow. First there was the Moscow conference. At this conference the foreign ministers…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 10, Chapter 1: The Idea of God’s Providence (continued)

The word providence is not a very accurate term to express what it is meant to denote. From the term itself the idea cannot be deduced. In the sense in which it is used in this connection it does not occur in Scripture at all. Literally, according to its derivation,…

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