The Other Confession of Guido de Brès

Though Lutherans and Reformed believers may have their differences, this article shows that there was a time when they were close allies. It does this by looking at the effort of Guido de Brès in trying to unite the Reformed and Lutherans together, pointing out that when he wrote Article 29 of the Belgic Confession about the false church, Lutherans were not considered as part of this category.

Biblical Womanhood: The Place of the Woman in Creation and Recreation

To understand the position of a woman in the church one must consider the story of creation, fall, and recreation. This is the direction God gives in 1 Timothy 2:11-15. Hence this article shows that in salvation Christ saves also the womanhood of a woman, placing her in a submissive position and not in leadership.

“He’s Just a Little-Bitty Baby”: A Look at the Structure of the Covenant of Grace

Infant baptism is rooted in the covenant of God. The covenant of the Old and New Testament share the same structure; namely, it is a spiritual covenant which points to God's grace and embodies promise and responsibility. This understanding of the covenant necessitates infant baptism.

Infant Baptism: Should We Agree to Disagree?

Looking at the difference positions held by credobaptists and paedobaptists, this article examines whether there is a possibility of uniting together while maintaining differences. The author concludes that "agreeing to disagree" is not the way to go. Infant baptism is a major doctrine, is intricately related to many other doctrines, and cannot be compromised.

Walking Together Through the Valley

What is important to know if you want to help someone who has lost a loved one? Giving pastoral help as a friend or office bearer to people who grief is not always easy. This article shows what is important when guiding someone on the journey of grief. Death and the burial of our fellow believers is discussed, as well as the importance of our faith in planning a funeral.