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A Critique of “Reformational” Views on Revelation (4): Hearing the Wisdom Spoken of in Proverbs

Previous article in this series: June 2012, p. 398. Since these articles have appeared over a number of months, I will summarize what has been said thus far. Those who teach the relatively new “Reformational” theology¹ speak of a “Word of God” not found in the Scriptures. Denying that Scripture…

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The Christian Reformed Church Replaces the Reformed Formula of Subscription (1)

This year at the 2012 Synod of the Christian Re­formed Church (CRC), after years of interviews, sur­veys, and revisions, the Form of Subscription Revision Committee presented its report and proposed replace­ment of Dordt’s venerable Formula of Subscription (FOS).¹ The Synod of Dordt (1618–19) adopted the FOS, and since then it…

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Chapter Four Postmillennialism (19): The Reformed (Amillennial) Critique of Postmillennialism (cont.)

Previous article in this series: May 1, 2012, p. 346.   As is true of all doctrinal error, postmillennial­ism stems from culpable misunderstanding, or deliberate corruption, of Holy Scripture. The “Millennial Glories” of Old Testament Prophecy The basic exegetical error of postmillennialism is its interpretation of Old Testament prophecy concerning…

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Rev. Stephen R. Riggs: Missionary to the Dakota Indians

As missionaries labored through the ages, they often faced difficulty convincing the established church to accept new converts as Christians. Differences in race and culture proved to be a stumbling block for churches whose congregations were homogenous in nationality and practice. Acknowledging that foreign converts could not be expected to…

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Life Is Cheap

Killing Newborns… The London Daily Telegraph (March 4, 2012) ran the headline: “Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say.” In Britain, two “medical ethicists,” Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, associated with Ox­ford University, have published an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics contending that, “Parents should be allowed…

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Polemics: Fighting Words

In our position as seminary professors, it is our responsi­bility to read as many of the church magazines and seminary journals as possible. We take that responsibility seriously, subscribing to (or having exchange relationships with) nearly one hundred differ­ent publications. The churches have mandated us to “expound to (the students)…

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