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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 17

Danny Hyde
In Adam’s Fall, We Sinned All Q&A 21-23 “In Adam’s fall, we sinned all” (New England Primer, 14). This famous line of Benjamin’s Harris’ 1690 New England Primer expresses the basic Christian belief that Adam’s sin had dreadful consequences for the rest of us. We need to meditate upon this…
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12 / 24 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 16

Danny Hyde
Abundant Providence to Adam Q&A 20 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Ps. 136:1). God in his goodness and covenant mercy has created and continues to provide for all that his creatures need. What a good God he is! If we…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 15

Danny Hyde
Upheld by Providence Q&A 18 The God of the Bible is the God who has foreordained whatsoever comes to pass from all eternity and who in human history brings all his plans to reality through creation and redemption. This means he surely is not absent, but present in all the…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 13

Danny Hyde
Meditations on the Larger Catechism What are Angels? Q&A 13, 16 We’ve all seen them, right? Angels, that is. You know, those chubby little children with wings; those cute Precious Moments statuettes; those little guys on your shoulders—one reminding you of good and the other tempting you to what is…
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9 / 17 / 2012

Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 12

Danny Hyde
Meditations on the Larger Catechism God’s Work of Creation Q&A 14-15 The story goes that there was an astronomer, a biologist, a cosmologist, a geologist, and a physicist who climbed the highest mountain in the world in order to collaborate on determining the origin of life. The astronomer measured the…
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9 / 10 / 2012

Basics of the Reformed Faith: Divine Image Bearers

Kim Riddlebarger
With the language of the eighth Psalm clearly in mind (“you have made [man] a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor” v. 5), Reformed theologian Cornelius Van Til once declared that Adam was created to be like God in every way in which…
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1 / 17 / 2012

Basics of the Reformed Faith: Creation

Kim Riddlebarger
As C. S. Lewis was fond of saying, “God likes matter. He invented it.” Although people can easily overlook this important theological connection, the Christian doctrine of God demands a corresponding Christian doctrine of creation. There are three important elements to consider when reflecting upon how Christians should understand the…
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7 / 22 / 2011

Basics of the Reformed Faith: In the Beginning–God

Kim Riddlebarger
  In the Beginning–God The Bible opens with a remarkable statement in Genesis 1:1– “In the Beginning, God . . .” This simple assertion is packed with meaning.  Some of the most fundamental truths of the Christian faith are found in this short declaration, and it is important to give…
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