The wrath of God is revealed on the cross in Christ, our propitiation and substitute. It is on this basis that righteousness can only be attained by faith in Christ. It also on this basis that rejecting Christ leads to hell.
The wrath of God is his eternal detesting of all unrighteousness. This article shows how God’s wrath was demonstrated in the fall, through our history, and in Christ. It shows that it is important for man to meditate on this doctrine.
What does it mean to take the name of the Lord in vain? This article explains that profanity is not the only concern of the third commandment, but that the honour of God is at the heart of this command.
To say that God is infinite in power is equal to saying he is all-powerful or omnipotent. This article explains how this is the distinguishing character of God and how it should serve as a reason to believers to have confidence in God.
Immutability refers to the truth that God does not change. This article shows that God is immutable in his essence, attributes, and counsel. It shows how this truth gives us certainty of God’s promises and judgments.
Essential to the welfare of the church and Christian witness is obedience to the command of Christ that we love one another. This article explains the nature of this love, and the extent, model, and obedience of this love.
Christ made it clear that all Scripture is about him. Therefore, Christ must be preached from all the Scriptures. This article answers two questions: why is such preaching needed? and, how is such preaching carried out?
Mission work is rooted in understanding how mission is close to the heart of the Triune God. This article proves this by looking at the Bible and way it reveals the work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as Missionary God.
The nature of the ministry of the church is spiritual. This article explains this by looking at the call of the church to preach the gospel and the call and responsibility of every member towards the church.
Faithfulness is a call that is needed to be heard by the church today. This article argues that the times we live in and the nature of the Christian life call for faithfulness. It also looks at the difficulties of being faithful and how to deal with them.
This article shows that the semper reformanda motto should be appealed to by the church if the church acknowledges that true reformation is based on God’s Word, is something that can only be done by God, and that Christianity is historic.
The connection between preaching and prayer cannot be divorced. In fact this article argues that preaching advances through prayer. It then discusses how Christians should pray for the preaching and the preacher.
What makes for a true church and what makes for a false church? This article shows that when the church affirms the gospel it is a true church, and when it denies the gospel it is a false church. This article explains what this gospel is.
Christian must be spiritually mature. From 2 Peter 1:5-8 this article shows that there are seven supplements needed for maturity in faith: virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection, and love.
To be Reformed means to be biblical, to recognise and submit oneself to the supreme authority of God’s Word. This article argues that this is the lesson we must learn from the Reformation. Going back to God’s word led to the rediscovery of the gospel and liberated the church from traditionalism.
The doctrine of predestination has its origin in the Bible. The Reformers rediscovered it, and this article defines what predestination means and why it is essential to the preaching of the gospel and for the life of the church today.
It is a correct statement to say God saves sinners. But sinners are saved from what? This article traces looks at how Augustine answered this question, and it shows that the threat to biblical salvation has always been some form of Arminianism.
The believer has a relationship with each person of the Trinity. This is reflected very well in baptism. This article explains the relationship between the Holy Spirit and the church, and how this shapes church life.
The believer has a relationship with each person of the Trinity. This is reflected very well in baptism. This article explains the relationship between Jesus Christ and the church, and how this shapes church life.
The believer has a relationship with each person of the Trinity. This is reflected very well in baptism. This article explains the relationship between the Father and the church, and how this shapes church life.
The church is not just a gathering of people. It is people who have a new way of seeing and doing things; they bring a holy culture. This article shows that it is a culture that witnesses to repentance and faith.
Semper reformanda ("always reforming") is a principle that characterized the Reformation. This article shows that this principle was designed to keep the church faithful to God’s Word and to the application of it in its context.
Martin Luther confessed that the justice of God is that righteousness by which, through grace and sheer mercy, God justifies us through faith. This was the discovery by Luther of justification by faith alone. This article explains how Luther came to this discovery by looking at his life and the battle with the Roman Catholic Church.
Evangelism is a responsibility of the church. However, within the Reformed churches it is a responsibility that is not well-fulfilled. This article suggests practical ways in helping the church in dealing with hindrances to evangelism. The right start is outreach.
Evangelism is a responsibility of the church. This article argues, however, that within Reformed churches it is a responsibility that is not fulfilled. The article points to five hindrances to this responsibility of the church.
Is there a Christian view of television? This article looks at the disadvantages of TV and the medium it uses to share information, and addresses the question: should Christians spend their time in front of this screen?
The Christian has freedom from the conscience of other people. This liberty is a protection against legalism. To argue the point this article defines what legalism is and why people often fall into its trap.
Together with adults, children are part of the church. However, what is the place of children in church? This article gives practical suggestions on how children can be integrated in the church and what should be the role of Sunday school.
The word "sin" does not form part of the vocabulary of our culture. This article shows that this poses a temptation to the church to also be silent about sin. It offers seven antidotes against such a temptation.
If tolerance in our times means that all values, beliefs, lifestyles, and truth are equal, then tolerance has become something else. This article explains this new form of tolerance and its implications for Christians.
From 2 Corinthians 12:7 we read about Paul’s struggle with the thorn in his flesh. However what is this thorn in the flesh which Paul struggled with? This article shows what it is not, and it points that it can only be that which is given to humble us.