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Behold, He Cometh! has recently been reprinted (with a new updated interior design) making this its sixth printing! First published in 1969, the RFPA has now printed 10,500 copies of this title.
Behold, He Cometh!, is an essay-style commentary on the much disputed book of Revelation. By careful exegesis, the author gives a solidly Reformed, amillennial interpretation of scripture. This book sets forth in clear, concise language the comforting truths concerning the end times.
Also now available in ebook format for the first time!
Rev. Nathan Langerak was interviewed on his 2-volume series on 1 Corinthians, Walking in the Way of Love. This is the full interview.
"Sit down" with Rev. Langerak as he talks about the complete commentary and why he chose to write a commentary on 1 Corinthians. We also asked Rev. Langerak questions about writing and being an author for the RFPA.
Volume 2 will be arriving at the RFPA today!
CHAPTER 30: NIKE
54. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56. The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:54–57)
The chapter title is the Greek word for victory: nike. It is pronounced nee-kay. Nike means victory, and victory is winning.
Love wins. That is what love does. That is what the Bible says about love in the Song of Songs, the greatest song ever written, the song on love. “Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it” (Song 8:6). This is the Old Testament parallel to the apostle’s teaching in his ode to love in 1 Corinthians 13, where he says in verse 13 that love abides. Love abides through the fall, through all of history, through the cross, through all sins, through death and the grave, through the end of the world, and through all the endless years of eternity. God will never tire of his people in eternity. Love abides.
Abiding, love wins. Nike.
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New author interview!
Rev. McGeown talks about his new book, Micah: Proclaiming the Incomparable God, published earlier this month.
Rev. McGeown's book Micah: Proclaiming the Incomparable God has arrived! And our packers are busy at it this morning getting out the books to our book club members.
Sneak Peak of Chapter 13: Jehovah’s Good Requirements in Micah: Proclaiming the Incomparable God
In chapter 6, Micah, in the name of Jehovah, announces Jehovah’s controversy with his people. In that controversy Jehovah cries out to his people: “O my people, what have I done unto thee?” (v. 3). Jehovah even declares: “Testify against me!” (v. 3). In so doing, Jehovah strongly protests his righteousness and the people’s treachery. Then Jehovah proves from history that he has always been faithful to Judah. He brings as “Exhibit A” his deliverance of his people from Egypt, his sending them Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, and his protection of them in the wilderness. Jehovah’s “Exhibit A” to us is the cross of Jesus Christ. Surely, then, neither they nor we have any excuse for ingratitude toward God.
The text contains a kind of dialogue between the prosecution and the defense in Jehovah’s controversy or lawsuit. Judah responds to Jehovah in verses 6–7. She shows in her response that she recognizes the majesty and holiness of God, for she speaks of him as “the high God” (v. 6) and she confesses sin: “my transgression…the sin of my soul” (v. 7). But her response to Jehovah is false: she does not know (or claims not to know) how she should approach God. Micah, in Jehovah’s name, responds to Judah’s question (whether it is a sincere question or not, or whether it is a question designed to escape blame or not). “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee” (v. 8).
JEHOVAH’S GOOD AND CLEAR REQUIREMENTS
Before we look at the three requirements, we need to ask and answer some questions. The first question is: what are these requirements generally? The text says two things about them: they are good, and they are clear.
First, they are good. “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good” (v. 8). We are not interested here in what seems good to us, or even in what seems good to society. We are interested in what is good to Jehovah. Good in the Bible is defined by what is pleasing to God, not what is pleasing to us, and not what is pleasing to the greatest number of people. Because God is the good God, what is good and pleasing to him will also be good for us: it will be good for us spiritually and will bring us blessedness.
Endorsement from Rev. Jerome Julien:
As Rev. Martyn McGeown points out in the introduction of this book, Micah is often neglected in our study of scripture and preaching. This book is known for the prophetic statement about the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, the familiar words of chapter 6:8, and the comforting words of chapter 7:18. This volume is about to change this.
A cursory look at these pages tells us that there is so much material here for study and preaching. A more careful read beyond this will be a real eye-opener. Micah focuses on our great God who judges sin, but also has given his only-begotten Son for the pardoning of our sins.
The author began this work as a series on sermons. In a practical way he gives to us his careful exegesis, but not in a way that is over our heads. He has done his homework—and very well. These seventeen chapters will give the reader a glimpse into what this little-known prophet has to say to the church today. As in all good preaching, we as believers are led to Christ, and the Church to greater faithfulness in this difficult age.
The believer who delights to know God’s word (every believer should, of course) and the man called of God and ordained to proclaim the great truths of scripture will find these pages to be spiritually enriching.
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As a new society season of the study of the Bible approaches, please consider the materials that the Reformed Free Publishing Association has available.
Ruth, Malachi, Acts, Romans, Philippians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Hebrews, James, and 1 Peter.
A Pilgrim's Manual (1 Peter)
The Coming of Zion's Redeemer (Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi)
Faith Made Perfect (James)
Studies in the Book of Genesis
Justified unto Liberty (Galatians)
Knowing God in the Last Days (2 Peter)
Redeemed with Judgment (Isaiah)
Righteous by Faith Alone (Romans)
Unfolding Covenant History (5-volume series on the Old Testament)
Walking in the Way of Love (1 Corinthians)
End-times, creation, heresies (e.g., common grace), marriage, church history, the parables, and many more.
An orthodox commentary on the confession, that is, one that is in wholehearted accord with the teachings of the confession, and resolutely faithful to them, will be profitable to Reformed Christians and churches in the twenty-first century, not only for invaluable instruction in the Reformed faith, but also for the maintenance and defense of Reformed orthodoxy. Founded on holy scripture, the Belgic Confession determines sound doctrine for Reformed churches and believers. This doctrine is rich, lovely, and powerful. The confession also authoritatively exposes contemporary heresies. As they read this commentary which proclaims the doctrine and authority of the confession, all believers who love the Reformed faith will be faithfully guided in the truth of the “old paths.”
THE BELGIC CONFESSION
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Posted February 15, 2019
Posted February 15, 2019