Interviews with Profs. David Engelsma and Herman Hanko regarding several of their books
Interviewer: Rev. Angus Stewart
Camera: Kassandra Heynen (Iowa, USA) and Stephen Murray (Ballymena, N. Ireland)
Venue: Lorne House, Co. Down, N. Ireland
Date: 2-3 August, 2012
British Reformed Fellowship Family Conference at Lorne House, Co. Down, N. Ireland (28 July-4 August 2012) on "Ye Shall Be My Witnesses," consisting of six lectures, two Lord's Day sermons, a special lecture on mission work and question-and-answer sessions following most lectures
Zechariah's Night Visions (Zechariah 1-6), a series of 11 sermons by Rev. Angus Stewart
For Whom Did Christ Die? - a special lecture given by Rev. Angus Stewart in Lurgan Town Hall (includes the question and answer session at the end). For the accompanying pamphlet, go to http://www.cprf.co.uk/pamphlets/forwhomdidchristdie.htm
"The Salvation of the Rich Young Ruler" (Mark 10:17-27) by Rev. Angus Stewart
I. The Proof
II. The Events
III. The Lessons
A special Reformation Day lecture by Rev. Angus Stewart on "Christ Alone!"
Scripture Alone! (Matthew 15:1-20), a special lecture by Rev. Angus Stewart.
Westminster Confession 1:10: "The supreme Judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the scripture."
Belgic Confession 7: The Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures to Be the Only Rule of Faith: "We believe that those Holy Scriptures fully contain the will of God, and that whatsoever man ought to believe unto salvation is sufficiently taught therein.1 For, since the whole manner of worship which God requires of us is written in them at large, it is unlawful for any one, though an apostle, to teach otherwise2 than we are now taught in the Holy Scriptures; nay, though it were an angel from heaven, as the apostle Paul saith.3 For, since it is forbidden to add unto or take away any thing from the Word of God,4 it doth thereby evidently appear that the doctrine thereof is most perfect and complete in all respects. Neither do we consider of equal value any writing of men, however holy these men may have been, with those divine Scriptures,5 nor ought we to consider custom, or the great multitude, or antiquity, or succession of times and persons, or councils, decrees, or statutes, as of equal value with the truth of God,6 for the truth is above all; for all men are of themselves liars7 and more vain than vanity itself. Therefore we reject with all our hearts whatsoever doth not agree with this infallible rule,8 which the apostles have taught us, saying, Try the spirits whether they are of God.9 Likewise, if there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house."10
1 Rom. 15:4—For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. John 4:25—The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. II Tim. 3:15--17—And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. I Peter 1:1—Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. Prov. 30:5—Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Rev. 22:18—For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. John 15:15—Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Acts 2:27—Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
2 I Peter 4:11—If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. I Cor. 15:2-3—By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. II Tim. 3:14—But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. I Tim. 1:3—As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine. II John 10—If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.
3 Gal. 1:8-9—But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. I Cor. 15:2—By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. Acts 26:22—Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come. Rom. 15:4—For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
God's Sovereignty & Man's Responsibility (II Samuel 16:5-14; 19:16-23) A Special Lecture by Rev. Angus Stewart. Followed by a short time of Questions and Answers.
"Christ's Glorious Transfiguration" (Luke 9:29-36), a series of 3 sermons by Rev. Angus Stewart
The Biblical Identity of the Antichrist (II Thessalonians 2:1-12), a special lecture by Rev. William Langerak
Check out "The Antichrist" by Rev. Herman Hoeksema, http://www.cprf.co.uk/pamphlets/antichristhh.htm
The Scriptures speak often of Antichrist. An Old Testament picture of him must, undoubtedly, be seen in the "little horn" of Daniel 7:8, that came up among the ten horns on the fourth beast, that "shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand until time and times and the dividing of time" (Dan. 7:25). A partial and typical fulfilment of this prophecy was seen in the terrible Antiochus Epiphanes; the full realization, however, must be expected in the end of time.
More often, however, we read of Antichrist, his coming, power, and final destruction, in the New Testament. The Lord speaks of false prophets that come in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravening wolves (Matt. 7:15). He warns that many shall come in His name saying that they are Christ, and shall deceive many (Matt. 24:5). "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" (Matt. 24:24). We are all acquainted with the description of Antichrist in II Thessalonians 2:10, where the apostle Paul speaks of him as the "man of sin," whose chief characteristic is sin, and as "the son of perdition," who is born of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped; whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders; but whom the Lord will consume with the spirit of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. And the apostle John tells us that the existence of antichrists and the final coming of Antichrist is characteristic of the "last hour," so that we may be assured that the dispensation in which we now live is the last time (I John 2:18). There will, then, be no other period of time, millennial or otherwise, following the dispensation in which Antichrist shall appear. This is positively the "last hour" on the clock of the history of the world. When it is finished eternity will be ushered in.
And this is as we would expect. For, Antichrist will fill the measure of iniquity, and in him the "man of sin" will be completed. Also the powers of darkness, as they shall culminate in Antichrist, must fulfil the counsel of the Most High. In the deepest sense they must be explained from that counsel of God. Were there no counsel of election there would be no church; were there no counsel of reprobation there would be no Antichrist. And just as for the church as a whole and for every member individually God has ordained good works, "that we might walk in them," so God has also ordained a certain task for the whole of the power of darkness as it reaches its ultimate development in Antichrist. Also the wicked accomplish God's work. To be sure, they do not "mean it so"; they purpose to do their own work; they set themselves against God and His Anointed; and thus they become worthy of damnation. But the fact remains that God is always God, and all creatures always execute His will. Willingly or unwillingly, all are servants of the Almighty. They have a work to do. When their work is finished, the end of time is reached. And because Antichrist shall "fill the measure of iniquity," the dispensation in which he appears must needs be the "last hour."
Historically the appearance of Antichrist must be explained from the fact of the fall of the human race in Adam, and from this other fact that God has anointed His King over Zion, Who is ordained Heir of all things, Lord of lords and King of kings, and Who will subject all things under Him in the name of God. Man was originally an office-bearer of God, and anointed one, a king-servant. Through the Fall he became the devil's office-bearer. He proposes to rule in the name of Satan. When, therefore, God sends His Anointed into the world, fallen man reveals himself as antichrist.
The derivation of the name Antichrist is not quite certain. It may signify one that opposes the Christ of God; it may also mean the Counter-christ, one who claims to be Christ and acts accordingly. Materially it makes no difference which of these two interpretations of the name one may choose. For, Antichrist is both: a Counter-christ and Christ's opponent. Fallen man, who proposes to rule over the world in the name of the devil and press all things in the service of iniquity, must needs proclaim himself a Christ, a king; and as such he must necessarily oppose the Christ of God. This also explains why the antichristian power assumes the form of a kingdom and its king, with universal political power ...
God's Glorious Perfections, a series of 10 sermons by Rev. Angus Stewart on Jehovah's incommunicable attributes
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