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Church discipline remains vital

Last week in this column I talked about the importance of steering clear of divisive doctrines, as we are instructed in Paul’s letter to Titus. One of the main reasons we must do that is because those who embrace divisive doctrines in the church will become divisive people. 549 more words

Bible

All Sufficient

This Lord’s Day I am preaching on Bible reading, namely, its necessity. I am tempted to quote Article 7 from the Belgic Confession and sit down. 228 more words

Scripture

Now Available: To Win Our Neighbors For Christ

Now available from Reformation Heritage Books!

In many modern histories of Christian missions, the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century is depicted as a movement lacking missionary zeal. 301 more words

Book Notes

Love As The Preeminent Mark Of The Church

Traditionally, there are three marks of the church: the preaching of the Word, the administration of the Sacraments, and discipline. The Belgic Confession (Article 29) states, 459 more words

Theology

In Defense of Creeds

As a first year seminary student I recall my initial studies of Reformed creeds and confessions. I was mesmerized by their theological accuracy, pastoral leaning, and the historical background that characterized them. 403 more words

Theology

Francis Turretin (1623-1687) on guilt, grace, and gratitude in the Old Testament ceremonial law

 

Those of you who are familiar with the Heidelberg Catechism will know that the Catechism explicitly adopts a threefold structure in its treatment of Christian doctrine, as laid out in Question 2: 587 more words

General Theology

Francis Turretin (1623-1687) on guilt, grace, and gratitude in the Old Testament ceremonial law

 

Those of you who are familiar with the Heidelberg Catechism will know that the Catechism explicitly adopts a threefold structure in its treatment of Christian doctrine, as laid out in Question 2: 587 more words

General Theology