Dogmatics Class to Begin Tomorrow

“Tomorrow, June 18, I will begin teaching Dogmatics to our Cagayan de Oro students. Reading and a written summary of ‘Concise Reformed Dogmatics’ by J. Van Genderen and W.H. Velema is required. For the bi-weekly lectures, I will follow the outline of ‘Systematic Theology’ (New Combined Edition) by Louis Berkhof. I will also refer to the four-volume ‘Reformed Dogmatics’ by Herman Bavinck from time to time as deemed necessary.” – Pastor Glem Melo

New Hope

SYS01BH_200x1000By Pastor Glem Melo

“The assertion often heard in our day, that Christianity is not a doctrine but a life, may have a rather pious sound, and for that very reason seems to appeal to some, but is after all a dangerous falsehood… Christianity is a way of life  founded on a message. The gospel is the self-revelation of God in Christ, which comes to us in the form of truth. That truth is revealed not only in the Person and work of Christ, but also in the interpretation of these found in the Bible. And it is only by a proper understanding and a believing acceptance of the message of the gospel, that men are brought to the necessary self-surrender to Christ in faith, and are made partakers of the new life in the Spirit. The reception of that life is not dependent on some purely mystical infusion of…

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