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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 [...]
It was great to visit Oceanside United Reformed Church this past Friday and Saturday and hear Carl Trueman lecture.
I have come to appreciate very much Carl Trueman’s observations on faith and life. His book Histories and Fallacies is a must read.
From John Cotton’s The Keys of the Kingdom 65-67 All legislative power (power of making of Laws) in the Church is in [Christ], and not from him derived to any other, Jam. 4. 12. La. 33. 22. The power derived to others, is onely to publish and execute his Laws and Ordinances, and to see [...]
The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy – Part 3 The Solution I have spent the greater amount of time in this address seeking to persuade you of my claim that even amongst those who claim to be reformed; we are drifting from our confessional roots and convictions; [...]
The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy – Part 2 What is behind this? What is the big motivation to be relevant? One of the great idols for pastors and churches is numbers.
On September 1, we were delighted to sit under the ministry of Pastor Jeff Oliver who spoke at the 2009-10 Academic Year opening service of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. We hope soon to have a video recording of this address available. In the meantime, here is Rev. Oliver’s lecture revised for posting on [...]
English County histories are often interesting and entertaining. When written by someone sympathetic with Dissent, they frequently include vignettes about incidents during the 17th Century involving people we admire. I recently found this brief treatment of Benjamin Keach in Robert Gibbs’s 1888 book The Worthies of Buckinghamshire and Men of Note of that County.
The Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies expects to offer the course CH/ST535 Baptist Symbolics in a two week format January 11-22, 2010 on the campus of Westminster Seminary California, Escondido.
John Calvin, in his Commentary on 1 Timothy, expresses the foundational importance of pastors to the church. They are the ones who propagate, defend and spread the truth.« Previous Entries