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November 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on Holiness
“Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment–hating what He hates–loving what He loves–and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word. He who most entirely agrees with God, he is the most holy man.” J.C. Ryle, Holiness, page 35.
October 10th, 2012 | Comments Off on Covenant Theology and Baptism
Last year, two of our senior students presented a paper on Covenant Theology and Baptism to an audience of about 50 students. It has been very well received and may be viewed here.
October 1st, 2012 | Comments Off on What is the Christian Ministry?
September 30, 2012 was a wonderful day as Sam Renihan, 2012 IRBS/WSC graduate, was ordained into the Christian ministry at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, CA. To begin the day, IRBS Trustee Pastor Don Lindblad of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, Kirkland, WA, delivered an excellent exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16. Please listen to it carefully–it is extremely useful.
September 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on A Wonderful Gift
A Wonderful Gift
In the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra … went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the Lord, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on him…. For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel (Ezra 7:1, 6, 10, ESV).
Why was Ezra useful for service in Israel? The first and most important reason is that the Lord was with him.
July 28th, 2012 | Comments Off on ‘Without Body, Parts, or Passions’: A Very Important Discussion
Our Confession of Faith begins its chapter ‘Of God and of the Holy Trinity’ with this wonderful statement:
1. The Lord our God is but one only living, and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being, and perfection, whose Essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light, which no man can approach unto, who is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, Almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the councel of his own immutable, and most righteous will, for his own glory, most loving, gracious, merciful, long suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin, the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withall most just, and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty. Continue Reading →