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Rev. Kamps is pastor of the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. Propositional Revelation It has always been the Reformed church’s confession that the Bible gives us information concerning who God is. If one consults the Creeds of the Reformed churches he will discover that the church declared “what kind of a God God is” and ‘Who he is.” Consider the first article of the Belgic Confession, where the church speaks of God’s Being: “there is one only simple and spiritual Being, which we call God; and that he is eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, almighty, perfectly wise, just,...

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Rev. Kamps is pastor of the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. Its Absolute Authority It hardly seems necessary, for members of our Protestant Reformed Churches, to write on the authority of Scripture. We have always enjoyed, as a denomination of Reformed churches, a united commitment to this fundamental understanding of God’s Word. It is impossible to find in any of our ministers’ writings, of past and present, or in any of our ecclesiastical decisions throughout all the years of our existence, any questioning of the sole authority of the Bible. This is truly an evidence of the blessing...

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Rev. Kamps is pastor of the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. Many men happily confess that the Bible is an inspired book. They will even say that this inspiration is of God. After all, the Scriptures themselves declare that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” Most men then would recognize that, if they would be taken seriously by the church, they must at least pay lip service to the doctrine of inspiration. But they are determined to deny that the Bible is without error. It is the infallibility of the Word of God that is offensive...

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Rev. Kamps is pastor of the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. The biblical truth of the clarity of Scripture was vigorously set forth by the Reformers of the sixteenth century over against the teaching of Rome. The term “perspicuity” as applied to Scripture, means that the Bible is of such a nature that its meaning is clear, transparent, and penetrable to the believer. Not the impenitent, spiritually dead in sin sinner so finds God’s Word; for to him it speaks only of wrath and of judgment. But the man of God, regenerated, indwelled by the illuminating Spirit of...

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Rev. Kamps is pastor of the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. We have all encountered individuals who have no appreciation for the unity of Scripture. They are, those who carry a small New Testament, presenting it as the Word of God. They preach and teach only from the New Testament. It is their claim that the New Testament is for the church, while supposedly the Old Testament was for the Jews of the old dispensation. We have the gospel; the Jews had the law. The Christian faith, therefore, is expressed in the New Testament but not in the...

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Rev. Kamps is pastor of the Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Grandville, Michigan. (Correction: An error in editing in Rev. Kamps’ article in the March 1 issue not only confused the meaning of a sentence, but also left it not a sentence. The correct reading of the sentence in the middle of the center column on page 255 should be as follows: “If only men would learn that the New Testament, which declares to us the great victory of Christ Jesus over sin, guilt, death, and Hell, testifies that this victory was accomplished for the elect of God alone, they...

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