By Michael Horton on Oct 09, 2017 in Bible, Q&A Roman Kraft / unsplash In recent years, some evangelical scholars have been drawn to the traditional Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox charge that the doctrine of justification taught by the Protestant Reformers is a novelty. Not quite. First, the Greek verb for “to justify” means […]Read More Did Martin Luther Invent “Justification” 500 Years Ago?
23 September, 2017 in September 2017 by archivist | No comments Yet another form of a children’s catechism. This version was published in THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY’S SHORTER CATECHISM, WITH SCRIPTURE PROOFS. [Portland : Hyde, Lord and Duren. New-York City : Eli French. 1847.] A CATECHISM IN RHYME. Who made you, child, and bade you live? […]Read More September 23: A Catechism in Rhyme (1847)
by archivist “Westminster Theological Seminary: Its Purpose and Plan” was delivered by the Rev. Dr. J. Gresham Machen at the first convocation address at the Seminary on September 25, 1929. Dr. Machen’s address was subsequently published on the pages of The Presbyterian, in its October 10, 1929 issue (pages 6-9) and later reprinted in What Is Christianity?, […]Read More September 25: Machen’s Plan for Westminster (1929)
[excerpted from The Christian Observer 121.38 (20 September 1933): 7.] Recent research is giving an increasingly prominent place in the establishment of early Christianity to catechizing. The Greek verb, “katecheo,” occurs seven times in the New Testament. In five of these instances it is used in our technical sense of elementary religious instruction. Luke wrote the third […]Read More Catechizing by Prof. Wm. C. Robinson
by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 29. — How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ? A. — We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit. Scripture References: John 1:12-13; John 3:5-6; Titus 3:5-6. Questions: 1. What do we […]Read More STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM
by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 28. Wherein consisteth Christ’s exaltation? A. Christ’s exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world at the last day. Scripture References: I Cor. 15:3,4. […]Read More STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM
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!