A. Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel. Scripture References: Heb. 10:39. John 1:12. Phil. 3:9. John 6:40. Questions: 1. Why is faith in Jesus Christ called a “saving grace”? It is called […]Read More STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn. Q. 86. What is faith in Jesus Christ?
STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 85. What doth God require of us, that we may escape His wrath and curse, due to us for sin? A. To escape the wrath and curse of God, due to us for sin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, […]Read More
A. Every sin deserveth God’s wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come. Scripture References: Gal. 3:10. Matt.25:41. Ezrp. 9:6 2 Cor. 5:21. Questions: 1. What is meant by the wratn and curse of God? The wrath and curse of God is the punishment that God has threatened to inflict […]Read More STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 84. What doth every sin deserve?
by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 83. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others. Scripture References: Psalm 19:13; John 19:11. Questions: 1. What is meant by the word “heinous” in this question? The […]Read More STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM
18 July, 2018 in Uncategorized by Wayne Sparkman | No comments Words to Live By: The following article, though written from the perspective of a concern within Congregational churches in the early 19th century, has much that is applicable for us today. One key point is made in the statement that “Doctrinal standards give stability, […]Read More July 18: The Assembly’s Shorter Catechism
19 July, 2018 in July 2018 by Wayne Sparkman | No comments “A man is no more at liberty to construct a system of theology for himself, and call it the system contained in the Confession of Faith, than he is authorized to spin a system of philosophy out of his head, and call it […]Read More July 19: The Westminster Confession
April 21, 2017 | Joe Carter Share Christian Living Throughout Scripture the people of God are referred to as sheep and Jesus as the Great Shepherd. The natural enemy of the sheep is the wolf who “snatches them and scatters them” (John 10:12). Our Shepherd even warns us to beware of false prophets, who “come […]Read More Beware of Broken Wolves
July 7: When Reformation Preaching Prevailed in Edinburgh by Wayne Sparkman Revival Comes By Faithful Preaching of the Word by Rev. David T. Myers Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah—Psalm 37:4, KJV It wasn’t the case that John Knox had not been a […]Read More New post on This Day in Presbyterian History
July 1: Van Horn on WSC Q. 81 by archivist Q. 81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment? A. The tenth commandment forbiddeth all discontentment with our own estate, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor, and all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his. Scripture References: I Cor. 10:10. […]Read More STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn
by Wayne Sparkman STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn Q. 79. Which is the tenth commandment? A. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manserv- ant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox nor his ass, nor […]Read More June 24: Van Horn on WSC Q’s 79 & 80