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By What Means God Is Made Known unto Us…

“We know him by two means: first, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to … Continue reading

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The Best and Most Stable Realm…

A word for today from words of the past… “In short, the realm of him is best and most stable who rules in the name of God alone, and his is worst and most unstable who rules in accordance with … Continue reading

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Countercultural…Defiant…Revolutionary…

The recitation of a creed in a worship service is one of the most countercultural things Christians can do. It is an act of defiance, if not even of actual revolution. Carl Truman The CREEDAL Imperative, 154

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Part of an ecclesiastical way of life…

No creedal or catechetical document stands by itself; it is part of an ecclesiastical way of life, one element of our lives as Christians. Carl Trueman The Creedal Imperative, 127

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Salutary Rebuke…Great Encouragement…

To be reminded that the church is God’s creation and lives in the shadow of the cross, and is not to be judged strong or weak by the standards of the world, is both a salutary rebuke to triumphalism and … Continue reading

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Whether or not we gain knowledge…

Since God is the controller of all things, it is for him to determine whether or not we gain knowledge, and under what conditions. Frame, HWP&T, 30

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Lucidity…not style…

Lucidity becomes the lingua franca of preaching and must become the measure of the sermon, not style. Anyabwile, RtBC, 59

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