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Abimelech’s Fall

Appearing on a rock, above the rabble that crowned Abimelech king, Jotham, like a impersonation of conscience, speaks his parable. The thrust of this remarkable production already has been given in my analysis of the vile strategy that Abimelech employed in achieving his purpose. Let us now examine with care…

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The Power of Public Opinion

What do we mean when we speak of “public opinion?” Consulting the dictionary one finds that an opinion is: “A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.— Favorable judgment or estimation.—An opinion is a general conclusion held as probable, though without full certainty. —A conviction…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 12, Chapter 6: The One Sacrifice (continued from Vol. 20, p. 397). Chapter 7: Atoned For The Elect

Chapter 6: The One Sacrifice The moral theory of the suffering of Christ stands condemned, first of all, in the light of all that Scripture teaches us concerning the state and condition of the natural man, and the character of sin. For, according to Scripture, sin is guilt, and the…

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Jephthah

As we have seen, after the death of Jair, the people of Israel again forsook Jehovah and served the gods of the surrounding nations. When the new tide of apostasy, that engulfed the land, was at its height, Jehovah again came with His judgment, and the distress was so great…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 12, Chapter 7: Atoned for the Elect (continued). Chapter 8: Christ our Intercessor

Chapter 7: Atoned For The Elect (continued) We will close this chapter by adding to what has been said about Christ’s dying and making satisfaction for the elect only a few remarks concerning the Arminian presentation of this matter. First of all, it should be evident that the Arminian view…

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Part Two, Of Man’s Redemption, Lord’s Day 12, Chapter 8: Christ Our Intercessor (continued). Chapter 9: Our Eternal King

Chapter 8: Christ Our Intercessor (continued) The question is: how must we conceive of this intercessory prayer of our Lord as our High Priest in the heavenly sanctuary? How does He intercede for us at the throne of grace? In answer to this question, we must, on the one hand,…

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I Told You So

The caption of this article expresses in brief the contents of an editorial in The Banner of Nov. 10, 1944. Basing his remarks on a sentence or two of very incomplete and hardly trustworthy information concerning the “discharge’’ of Dr. Schilder that appeared in a Dutch publication printed in London,…

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Calvinism According to Kuyper’s Stone Lectures—A Critique (3)

His Dualistic-Synthetic Conception of History To attempt a comprehensive criticism of Kuyper’s Stone-Lectures, with some regard to details in an article of five typewritten pages would be preposterous. These lectures cover every subject in the encyclopedia, of human knowledge. And what is more the author’s conception of Christian Encyclopedia is…

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