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Starting and Ending Our Pilgrimage with God

June 26, 2009

When we are fully obedient to God’s word in our pilgrimage, and when we invite others to join us, God promised to bring us together to our Promised Land, a place that will be for us a "resting place" (Numbers 10:11-36).

A Tale of Two Presbyterian Churches

June 26, 2009

Divergent is the word when comparing the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Consider these recent news...

Reverence & Joy, Word & Sacraments in Worship

June 18, 2009
Reverence & Joy, Word & Sacraments in Worship

New Horizons magazine has a special issue on Worship in its June 2009 edition. Here's an excerpt: "That the sacraments are sacred signs and seals of the covenant of grace and are the visible word of God tells us that they play a vital role as an element of worship. The central element of Reformed worship... is the reading, but especially the preaching, of the Word of God."

How Pilgrims Persevere in Suffering

June 16, 2009

In 1 Peter 4:12-19, the apostle reminds us that as pilgrims in this fallen world, we are not to be surprised, we are not to be ashamed, and we are not to doubt God's faithfulness when sufferings come. This was how believers throughout history endured unimaginable sufferings.

Sacrament and Other Things “Catholic”

June 9, 2009

"A Glossary of Terms Used in Reformed Churches Frequently Thought to be Catholic." People from mainstream evangelical churches who visit Reformed churches usually come away with the feeling that they had been to a Roman Catholic Mass or something similar. For example, when they hear us mention sacrament, they imagine a priest conducting Holy Communion. And in the Apostles' Creed, why do we "believe in the holy catholic church"?

Obama’s Peace Plan: Daniel’s 70th Week?

May 21, 2009
Obama’s Peace Plan: Daniel’s 70th Week?

A rapture fan(atic) speculates that if President Obama's peace timetable is set at 7 years, we might as well flee to the mountains and wait for the Rapture, because he is surely the Antichrist who signs the 7-year peace treaty with Israel.

Abominable…. “worship” (of whom?)

May 13, 2009

"The service was, in many ways, a multifaceted microcosm of a lot that is wrong with the church at large today. I remember sitting in the room and looking around at the earnest faces as they concentrated on the crashing waves, or empathized with the linguistic struggles of the spontaneous inclusive language guy, or were carried heavenward by the mellifluous tone of Mr G's saxophone" - Carl Trueman

Tagalog-English Westminster Confession

May 12, 2009

Today, I picked up from the printer 100 copies of the Westminster Confession of Faith Tagalog-English Diglot Version. Anyone interested in getting a copy may write a comment here or email me at dvopilgrimatgmaildotcom. The cost is 120 pesos, and the proceeds will be used to print more copies.

Beeke Conference Outline Notes

May 7, 2009

"Apart from election, no one will be saved because we are all totally depraved. Election compels evangelism. Election leads to holiness. Rejecting particular redemption leads to a confusion among the Persons of the Trinity in the work of salvation." -- Dr. Joel R. Beeke

What do you mean by “profession of faith”?

May 6, 2009

After persevering through the catechism and review classes, and 1-1/2 to 2 hours of interviewing by the elders, Maria Teresa Cadaoas, Jill Abarra and Russel De Guzman: welcome to Pasig Covenant Reformed Church family of Christ!

“Christian” youth (and adults) are Biblical idiots

March 11, 2009

Two recent surveys again confirm what we already know: the current Biblical illiteracy in the church. What are our church youth getting fed? Simply, junk such as fun and games, delirious, frenzied, ecstatic, mind-numbing noise as "praise and worship," and moralistic, therapeutic homilies as "sermons."

Prophecy Conference: Economic Crisis as a Sign of the Last Days?

February 22, 2009

"There are signs that would indicate we are in the Last Days leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus... The Bible is clear. As we get closer to his return, there are going to be great global catastrophes." "We are the generation that will see the end times… and the return of Jesus.”

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