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The Biblical Offer Of The Gospel PDF Print E-mail

Analysis and answer to Rev. K. W. Stebbin' Christ Freely Offered in Light of Scripture and the Confessions.
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The Nature Of Biblical Discipline PDF Print E-mail

Is There A Problem?

It would seem, to the writer at least, that it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain and profitably administer biblical church discipline.

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Public Worship PDF Print E-mail

Would The Valid Circumstances Of Public Worship Please Step Forward

“The second commandment requires the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed in his Word ... and forbids the worshipping of God by images, or any other way not appointed in his Word.”[1] What is not ordained of God in His Word is forbidden. That, in a nut-shell is the Biblical and Reformed principle of worship. It delivered the Reformation Churches from Roman idolatry and superstition. It is very precious to us as heirs of the Reformation. It a doctrine that deserves very carefully thought by every truly Reformed believer in an age in which man-centred innovations inundate the churches and defile the pure worship of God. 
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What You Really Need To Know About Worship - You Won't learn from Steven Schlissel PDF Print E-mail

The Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW) has been subjected recently to an assault by Rev. Steven Schlissel[1] in a series of articles entitled “All I Really Needed to Know about Worship . . . I Don’t Learn from the Regulative Principle” published initially in his monthly newsletter, Messiah’s Mandate and then reprinted in a slightly abridged form in the Chalcedon Report.[2]

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The Ruling Elder PDF Print E-mail

Historically, Presbyterian church polity has distinguished between pastors or ministers[1] and ruling elders. In drawing this distinction, it has not been the intention to deny that pastors or ministers are elders, nor to suggest that they have no function, so far as rule in the church is concerned. Rather, the purpose has been to emphasise the distinction between those who preach and expound the Word of God and those whose primary function is to exercise rule or oversight in the church.

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