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Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 15


37. What do you understand by the word “suffered?”
That all the time He lived on earth, but especially at the end of His life, He bore, in body and soul, the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race;(1) in order that by His suffering, as the only atoning sacrifice,(2) He might redeem our body and soul from everlasting damnation, and obtain for us the grace of God, righteousness, and eternal life. 1,491 more words

Heidelberg Catechism

Does God Answer the Prayers of Unbelievers?

This question was asked in one of the Facebook fora that I’m a part of. Since I’m very interested in anything about prayer, I’ve shared some of my thoughts on this question. 1,416 more words


Considering the Sinfulness of Pastors (and Ordinary Christians)

NPR’s Weekend Edition took an unusual turn. When I listen to NPR, which I do periodically, I don’t usually agree with their perspective on things. But it is good to hear opposing viewpoints. 832 more words

Heidelberg Catechism - Lord's Day 52

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 52

Q. What is the sixth petition?
A. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” That is: since we are so weak that we cannot stand by ourselves for one moment, and besides, since our sworn enemies, the devil, the world, and our own sin, ceaselessly assail us, be pleased to preserve and strengthen us through the power of your Holy Spirit so that we may stand firm against them, and not be defeated in this spiritual warfare, until at last we obtain complete victory. 123 more words


The Glory Of A King Distant And Near

By Dr. R. Scott Clark – Posted at The Heidelblog:

Jesus, the eternally and uniquely begotten Son of God, is that reigning king, who has been installed in royal power in recognition of his righteousness in fulfilling the covenant of works.

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Biblical Viewpoint

Sentiment Is Not A Sacrament

By Dr. R. Scott Clark – Posted at The Heidelblog:

Holidays are a time for great sentiment, which the Oxford American Dictionary defines, in this usage, as an “exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.” Who does not watch the annual Christmas movies? 232 more words

Biblical Discernment

Christ Reigns Now (2)

By Dr. R. Scott Clark – Posted at The Heidelblog:

Last time we looked briefly at some of the reasons some evangelicals (Dispensationalists) have had difficulty with the biblical and historic Christian doctrine that Jesus is presently reigning over all things and particularly his church. 196 more words

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