By Staff Writer – September 19, 2017 For generations of Christians, the “altar call” was not only embedded in how people understood church but also how they understood conversion. It’s not abnormal to ask people about their conversion experience and receive a reply including “when I walked the aisle” or “I went forward on..(insert date)”. […]Read More Should Altar Calls Be a Thing of the Past?
The Devil, Demons, and You By Leah Baugh on Apr 30, 2017 in Life Never forget…that the Devil’s cleverest ploy is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist. – Charles Baudelaire In a world that doubts the existence of a spiritual realm that interacts with our daily lives and influences the world’s events, many do […]Read More
print My first pastorate was a small rural congregational church. Her only doctrinal statement was the Apostle’s Creed. The ol’ timers said it was because doctrine didn’t matter out in the country. I served that congregation while in my last year of college and almost all three years of my seminary […]Read More Calvin’s Life: The Servetus Affair
by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 25. — How doth Christ execute the office of a priest? A. — Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God, and in making continual intercession for us. Scripture References: Heb. 9:14, 28: Rom. 3:25; […]Read More STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM- How did Christ executeth the office of a priest!
10 September, 2017 in September 2017 by archivist | No comments STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king? A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and […]Read More September 10: Van Horn on WSC Q. 26- How does Christ execute the office of a king
Our motivation makes the difference. The legalist obeys God’s commands in order to attain and/or maintain their just standing before God; something that is clearly Christ’s office alone. Evangelical obedience, if I may use that term, obeys out of a renewed heart. i.e. because he is born again and God’s seed dwells in him (1 […]Read More The Law Engraved Upon Our Hearts
27 August, 2017 in August 2017 by archivist | No comments STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 24. How does Christ execute the office of a prophet? A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his word and Spirit, the will of God for […]Read More August 27: Van Horn on WSC Q. 24
by Matt Slick 4/30/2008 Tip-toeing through this topic can be difficult because the arguments for and against it can become quite theologically deep. There are different opinions held by different Christian denominations–each claiming to have the clear teaching of scripture. But there are basically only two responses to whether or not it is alright to […]Read More Is it okay to baptize infants?
by Ed Dingess · Published August 13, 2017 · Updated August 13, 2017 Debate Proposition: The Charismatics Gifts (to include Tongues & Prophecy) have ceased to operate in the Church. Affirmative: J.D. Hall Negative: Ante Pavkovic In case you were unaware, another debate on the issue of the Charismatic Gifts has just taken place in […]Read More JD Hall vs Ante Pavkovic Charismatic Gifts Debate: Critical Review – I of II
Author:Julie Lowe Date: June 28, 2016 Category: Blog Posts, Featured Topics: Adolescents, Children, Family, Parenting, Wisdom Some of the most burdensome moments for a parent are when it is clear to those around you that your child is defiant or difficult. What are other people thinking? What does this say about me as a parent? […]Read More Parenting a difficult child