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Review

November 2019
Reviews > Book

Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God

This year sees the anniversary of the Synod of Dort which concluded its deliberations in May 1619. Much has been written about this, mainly from a Reformed perspective which rightly views its findings as worthy of being set alongside other Confessional statements. Kevin DeYoung has produced a very accessible summary of Dort, helped along…

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Historical

November 2018
Articles > Historical

The Synod of Dort

The date is Monday 6 May 1619. The place is the ‘Great Church’ in the influential city of Dordrecht (or Dort) in the central Netherlands. Since November 1618 (300 years ago, this month) the Great Synod of Dort has been meeting daily; a total of 154 sessions have been held. It is thought that…

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Article

September 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

The errors of Arminianism have prevailed in western Christianity over the last hundred years or more. Inevitably these errors have been carried to the mission fields. The theological renewal since the 1960s has seen a recovery of the Reformed faith. However, in this recovery a small minority have fallen into hyper-Calvinism. A stable doctrine…

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Article

September 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The five points of Calvinism

Some people will say that Calvinistic doctrine inhibits evangelism. They will say, 'If everything is predestined and if the saved are fixed according to a decree of God, without reference to man's will, what is the point of evangelism?' In reply, the point has to be made that not only is the end predestined,…

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Article

August 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The five points of Calvinism

'Whom he predestined', says Paul to the Romans, 'these he also called; whom he called, these he also justified; and whom he justified, these he also glorified' (Romans 8:30). It is not possible, therefore, that any who are predestined (from eternity), and called and justified (in time), should be lost! It is not possible…

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Article

July 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The five points of Calvinism

Following the earlier articles in this series, a question, of course, arises: 'Man is totally depraved. God has elected some to life and salvation. Christ has died for them. How is it that in time some (the elect) come to be saved, as distinct from others who do not?' Men and women are changed…

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June 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The five points of Calvinism – Limited Atonement (4)

Extent and efficacy Some will contend that you should be able to say to the sinner: 'See what love God has for you. He sent his Son to die for you on the cross'. The problem here, however, is that it creates a tension between the extent of the atonement and the efficacy of…

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