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“Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years. And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother. And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war; and

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“Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, Who is even at the right hand of God, Who also maketh intercession for us.” Romans 8:33, 34 Our salvation is complete and perfect! And this is true because all our salvation is the work of God! This great truth the apostle has set forth in that well-known passage which has sometimes been called, “the golden chain of our salvation.” “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate....

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Ques. 54. What believest thou of the “holy catholic church” of Christ?  Ans. That the Son of God from the beginning of the world, gathers, defends, and preserves to Himself by His Spirit and Word, out of the whole human race, a church chosen to everlasting life, agreeing in true faith; and that I am and forever shall remain, a living member thereof.  Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 20 I believe a church. I do not believe in a church. I do not rely upon the church for my salvation, since God is the God of my salvation in Jesus Christ. With the...

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“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.”  II Cor. 8:9 To give, liberally and cheerfully, is possible only by the grace of God. We read in verse 1 of this eighth chapter of II Corinthians: “Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.” Paul is speaking here of the churches of Macedonia which, notwithstanding their great affliction and deep poverty, according to verse 2, abounded in their...

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Ques. 80: What difference is there between the Lord’s Supper and the popish mass? Ans.: The Lord’s Supper testifies to us, that we have a full pardon of all sin by the only sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which He Himself once accomplished on the cross; and, that we by the Holy Ghost are engrafted into Christ, Who, according to His human nature is not now on earth, but in heaven, at the right hand of God His Father, and will there be worshipped by us:—but the mass teaches that the living and the dead have not the pardon of sins...

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“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” Song of Solomon 2:4Inspired Solomon uses an extended metaphor to speak about a deeper spiritual truth concerning Christ and the church, the bridegroom and His bride. The same metaphor is used in Ephesians 5:31-32: “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” In the words we consider, the bride speaks about the actions of her bridegroom....

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“His foundation is in the holy mountains.” Psalm 87:1 How wonderful is the Zion of God! We sing of this Zion of the Lord in number 237 of our Psalter. Psalm 87 is a eulogy, a word of praise concerning this Zion of God. This Zion is the church of God, also called the “City of God” as in verse 3. Glorious things are said of this Zion of God, things that concern God and are therefore glorious. God is glorious and these glorious things are all related to Him: His grace and mercy, His goodness and perfection, His forgiveness...

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“For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” I Timothy 4:4, 5 The relatively new Christians at Ephesus, where Timothy was serving as pastor, faced various errors. The devil is always attacking and seeking to divide! And he likes to make sinful extremes very appealing and seem so right. He has special delight in disturbing those who are young in the faith—such as were the saints at Ephesus. But thanks be to God for using these efforts of the...

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