“Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord” “Nevertheless, we are bold, and love rather to remove out of the body, and to dwell with the Lord.” (2Co 5:8 GenevaBible) These words of the Apostle (2 Cor. 5: 8) have been held by some to favour the thought that the faithful are ushered into the […]
The Resurrection of the Dead The Scripture testimony concerning the state of the dead has been examined, and it has been seen that the dead are asleep. The Scriptures have been found to teach that the whole of the race has been condemned to death on account of the one transgression in the Garden of […]
In Belgium there is a big problem for those who believe in only one True God. Besides the Jehovah’s Witnesses, there are not so many serious Bible Students living close together. Speaking in Western continental terms, most earnest Bible Students live far apart to meet regularly and attend a service together. With that, it often […]
In Christendom, we can find lots of people who do not believe Jesus Christ is the sent one from God (the Word) having come in the flesh. Lots of people who call themselves Christian say that Jesus is God having come in the flesh. Today there are still millions of people (who claim to be […]
Before starting our series on prophecies we have a look at the authors of some of the older writings whose writings we present to offer some insight in the prophesies the Bible presents.
How the thanksgiving throughout the ages shifted from thanking natural gods to material idols.
In several non-trinitarian or Abrahamic faith groups there are a lot of people who say Christians may not be politically involved. Lots of people also do think Christadelphians never get involved politically. They do forget how Dr. Thomas was very much involved in political matters trying to safeguard his community not having to go to […]
The first trimester of 2020 was one which overtook us all. The corona crisis and lockdown will leave some traces for some time, have an impact for several years. Lots of people in many countries got limited where they could go and were restricted in their life contacts. Churches were closed and lots of people […]
Going further to look at Abraham Kuyper we must take in consideration the many Bijbelvorsers or Bible researchers who protested in the 12th and 16th century and at the statement of the Reformed faith in 37 articles written by Guido de Brès Confessio Belgica (Belgic Confession) which was being deleted by the General Synod 1905 of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland).
In this article we also review how Wes Bredenhof looks at Kuyper and his evolution of faith.
Originally posted on Shield Of Faith:
“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” — Abraham Kuyper. In the wake of the?heart?retching?events that occurred in Northern Ireland?regarding the murder of Lyra McKee,?I can’t help being continually haunted…
A look at the 19th century Low Countries situation in religion and politics and AP, the National Journal of the Presbyterian Church of Australia (PCA) looking at the Stone Lectures of Abraham Kuyper.
With the month of March, we come to days that we can greet Spring, but also to days that we remember the prophet of God, who came to suffer a lot. Already early, at the beginning of mankind, a first prophecy was given, that he would come into the world and would get wounded for […]
With internet facilities growing we have to look at the goods but also at the not so good matters of worldwide Bible education.
From the books of prophets we should come to see who the promised Messiah is and from the Messianic Scriptures we can learn further how we can be sure of setting the promised salvation into a joyful peaceful life for ever.
In the time of Paul, Corinth was a busy Roman trading city on the narrow strip of land between the Ionian Sea and the Aegian Sea.
During his eighteen months in Corinth (in 51-52 C.E.), Paul Had got a fair impression of the attitude of the Corinthians.
The peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts.—Phil. 4:7. Pray, and then you will receive the peace of God. But notice that “the peace of God . . . surpasses all understanding.” What does that mean? Some translators render this expression “surpasses all our dreams” or “excels all human planning.” Paul was, in […]
The Bible speaks of God as “Sovereign” and “Sovereign Lord” Him being worthy to receive the glory and the honour and the power, because He created all things. Jehovah’s sovereignty has beauty, excellence and dignity. The psalmist writes: “Righteousness and judgment [or, “justice”] are the established place of your throne; loving-kindness and trueness themselves come in before your face.” (Ps. 89:14)
The world will have to get to know the Name of the Supreme and those who refuse to know His Name will be ashamed and overwhelmed with terror so that they will sink to the ground of repentance and then they will finally realize that Jehovah is the Most High Supreme Power and Lord over all lords is.
In our life we, as a God-loving person, are best to trust God in His compassion and to merge with others who also believe in Him and want to entrust their lives to Him.
Let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers.—Phil. 4:6, 7. Perhaps there have been times in our life when we felt that we were following the leadings of God’s holy spirit, but then things did not turn out the […]