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Lord’s Day 8 Themes Added

Over in the resource library, I have my collection of various themes and divisions for sermons based on the Heidleberg Catechism.  I just added Lord’s Day 8.  One of the most interesting ones is from Prof. B. Holwerda (from De dingen die ons van God geschonken zijn):

The triune God, witness of Jesus Christ

  1. The persons in heaven who give that witness:  Father, Son, and Spirit; and these three are one.
  2. The facts on earth through which that witness is given:  Spirit, water, and blood; and these three agree as one.
  3. The end of history for which that witness is given:  God, church, and world; and these three come to agree as one.

I find this interesting because one of the readings includes the so-called Johannine comma (1 John 5:7-8) and Holwerda obviously works with it in the sermon.  It appears that Holwerda believed these words to be canonical.