Oh How I Love Thy Law!

Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson

Neither Jesus nor Paul had a problem with the law. Paul wrote that his gospel of grace upholds and establishes the law (Rom. 3:31)—even God’s laws in their negative form, since the grace of God…teaches us to say “No” (Titus 2:11–12). And remember Jesus’s words in Matthew 5:17–19? Our attitude to the law is a litmus test of our relationship to the kingdom of God. So what is the problem? The real problem is that we do not understand grace.

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By | June 2nd, 2017|Herald, Law|

On the Right Use of the Law

pastor-d-scott-meadowsD. Scott Meadows

Do not seek to be justified by the law, nor to ignore it completely. Let it convict you of your sins, show you God’s glory, instruct you in righteousness, and make you depend on God’s grace through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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By | February 27th, 2017|Christian Life, Herald, Law|

Ten Commandments for Pastors and Church Members

ten-commandments-articleDr. Joel R. Beeke

1. Give priority to your personal communion with God. Put your own soul first: your maintaining communion with God is a prerequisite for being an effective pastor to your people. “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers” (Acts 20:28).

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By | June 10th, 2016|Herald, Law|

Is Google God?

125102122016Mark Kelderman & Maarten Kuivenhoven

If you need to know something about a certain subject, the most common piece of advice is “Just Google it.” Google is a wonderful tool. We use it—a lot. But Google is not divine, nor is technology. So often in today’s fast-paced world of technology and development we lose sight of God. But one thing we cannot do is digitize God and reduce Him to a machine, a sound-byte, or a tweet.

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By | February 12th, 2016|Herald, Internet, Law|

Law & Gospel

114002042016laptopMark Kelderman

Dear young friends, in this new series, we wish to begin exploring the ways in which the Decalogue or the Ten Commandments relate to our use of social media and technology. A foray into technology is important because we live every day with technology, interact with others via social media, do our shopping via technology, or even reach others with the gospel through technology.

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By | February 4th, 2016|Herald, Law|

Biblical Thoughts about the Lord’s Day

jc-ryle-hg-contJ.C. Ryle

I ask the attention of all professing Christians, while I try to say a few plain words on the subject of the Sabbath. I have no new argument to advance. I can say nothing that has not been said, and said better too, a hundred times before. But at a time like this, it becomes every Christian writer to cast in his mite into the treasury of truth. As a minister of Christ, a father of a family, and a lover of my country, I feel bound to plead in behalf of the old English Sunday.

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By | November 8th, 2015|Herald, Law|

Remember the Lord’s Day (3)

9541014Dr. Peter Masters

Proceeding to John 20.1 we find guidance on whether the Christian sabbath should be the seventh day or the first day of the week. The answer of all but a very small minority of Christians down the centuries has been – the first day. The authority for this is the example of the church of the New Testament, which was no doubt commanded by God, through the apostles. The special day for Christians was distinguished from the Jewish sabbath, and set on the day of Christ’s resurrection.

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By | October 14th, 2015|Christian Life, Herald, Law, The Lord's Day|

Remember the Lord’s Day (2)

94910142015Dr. Peter Masters

One of the effects of the Jewish sabbath was its witness to the pagan world. We may imagine how the nations surrounding Israel reacted on seeing them observe the sabbath. In an age when most people were farmers, they knew the difficulties of organising routines so that all work could be stopped for one day every week.

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By | October 13th, 2015|Christian Life, Herald, Law, The Lord's Day|

Remember the Lord’s Day (1)

calendarDr. Peter Masters

Why was the sabbath day instituted by the Lord, and does it continue now as the Lord’s Day? If so, in what way has it changed with the coming of Christ? How should it be kept? Is it true there was a conflict of views about the continuation of the sabbath between the early and later Reformers?

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By | October 12th, 2015|Christian Life, Herald, Law, The Lord's Day|

Who Is Your God?

Dr. Alan DunnDr. Alan J. Dunn

Do you know your God? Is He the true and living God, or a god of your own making? The question is not, "Is there a God?", but "Who is your God?" The first commandment is "You shall have no other gods before Me."

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By | June 17th, 2015|Herald, Law|