Check out the brand-new website for Trinity Covenant Reformed Church in Imus, Cavite, Philippines.
The Bible is clear that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone and that if one is truly saved, nothing (not even suicide) can separate them from the love of God in Jesus Christ. Praise God that all our sins, even those committed in death, are covered by the blood of the Lamb of God.
If the 21st century evangelical church needs another Reformation, catechism teaching in the Christian home, church and school needs to be revisited.
Confession and Absolution. These are not Roman Catholic, but catholic and orthodox, in other words, Scriptural doctrines. They are historical practices as well.
The promise of forgiveness and renewal by the Spirit is spoken specifically to the children of Peter's listeners. But the point is: In expanding his community of grace to the Gentiles, God will not expel the children.
Read the Minority Report, then tell us what you think: Should Reformed churches recognize Roman Catholic baptisms?
What would you do if you were in their shoes? (Notice, it's not, "What would Jesus do?")
"Somehow these reformed theologians managed to maintain their paedobaptist conviction. What was I missing? How could one who saw no express command to baptize infants still baptize infants? This was the rub."
"The Noahic deluge, the Red Sea crossing, John’s ministry of baptism, and Jesus’ own baptism were all water ordeals."
"If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; if you honor it, not going your own ways, or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly; then you shall take delight in the Lord" (Isaiah 58:13-14).
Jesus doesnâ€™t have a Facebook page. He doesnâ€™t â€œfriendâ€ and â€œunfriendâ€ at the click of a botton. He doesnâ€™t offer anonymous advice.
the New Testament knows nothing of multi-site congregations, but only of congregations in the fullest sense (led by pastors, elders, and deacons). These congregations are not independent, but they are also not hierarchically governed even by one pastor on-site, but by pastors and elders together. And each of these local churches is accountable not hierarchically to the pastor-bishop of another church, but mutually and covenantally to each other.