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Revelation 22:1-6 The Garden

There are points of similarity and contrast in the Gardens of Revelation 22 and Genesis 1-2. The points of similarity are as follows: Both Gardens with are watered by a river – Gen 2:10 and Rev 22:1 Both contain the … Continue reading

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What is Worthless speculation (Institutes 1.14.4)

Moses tells us that the earth was finished and that the heavens with all their host were finished [Gen 2:1]. What point, then, is there in anxiously investigating on what day, apart from the stars and planets, the other more … Continue reading

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Evil is a perversion of good (Institutes I.14.16)

“let us remember that this malice, which we attribute to his (Devil) nature, came not from his creation but from his perversion.  For, whatever he has that is to be condemned he has derived from his revolt and fall.” (John … Continue reading

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The Promises made to Christ are also for you! (Institutes I.14.6)

“Universal are the statements that apply first of all to Christ, the Head of the church, then to all believers. “He has commanded his angels to guard you in all your ways.  They shall bear you in their hands, that … Continue reading

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Tortured for His Faith – the Life of Haralan Popov

Tortured.  Imprisoned for 13 years.  Beaten. Starved.  Ridiculed.  Psychologically abused.  This sounds like the makings of a strange horror film, and truly there is much horrific in these words.  But by God’s grace Haralan Popov lived through this experience in … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.127

Q.127. What does the sixth request mean? A. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one means: By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment.  And our sworn enemies – … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.126

Q.126. What does the fifth request mean? Aš Forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors means: Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do or … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.124

Q.124. What does the third request mean? A. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven means: Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey your will without any back talk.  Your will … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.123

Q.123. What does the second request mean? A. Your kingdom come means: Rule us by your Word and Spirit in such a way that more and more we submit to you.  Keep your church strong, and add to it.  Destroy the … Continue reading

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