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It was great to visit Oceanside United Reformed Church this past Friday and Saturday and hear Carl Trueman lecture.
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 […]
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.
One of the luminaries of the early Particular Baptist leadership was Daniel Dyke, M.A. From an important and well-known family of puritan ministers (at least one of his uncle’s books is still in print today), Dyke became co-pastor of London’s Devonshire Square church with William Kiffin.
The careful reader will notice that 2LCF chapter 25 differs from WCF 24 (remembering that after chapter 20 the numbers differ between the two confessions) in that it does not contain the paragraphs on divorce. The Baptists follow the Savoy Declaration in making this change.
Here is a question I have been asked several times–sometimes with real concern. In 2LCF 22:3, which describes acceptable prayer in a variety of ways, the doctrine concludes with the phrase ‘if vocal, in a known tongue.’ Several times, I have received communications asking if this statement somehow opened the door to a private prayer […]« Previous Entries