One of the greatest curses of the modern church is the personality cult that seems to descend upon some preachers.
Unavoidably, natural analogies have been mentioned as a way of explaining this doctrine, especially to young children. But there are many doctrines such as the Trinity that are impossible to explain from our human experience.
“We, the church, have unwittingly encouraged you to simply import musical practices into Christian worship that—while they might be appropriate elsewhere—are detrimental to congregational worship.”
At stake in distinguishing the two kingdoms is the distinction between law and Gospel. Those who confuse civil righteousness with righteousness before God will be likely to confuse moral reform in society with the kingdom of God.
In the early 7th century, Pope Boniface IV set a day in May to honor Christian martyrs, which was first known as “All Hallows’ Day.” Later, the Catholic Church wanted to supplant the Samhain festival, so in the 9th century, the day was moved to the same day as the Samhain, November 1.
“After 1520 an evangelical was a person who was committed to the sufficiency of scripture, the priesthood of all believers, the total lostness of humans, the sole mediation of Christ, the gracious efficacy and finality of God’s redemptive work in Christ through election, propitiation, calling and keeping.”
Since there is so much discussion about worship and worship music, I thought that the following principles and guidelines for selecting music for the church would be very helpful. It was written by our federation of churches back in our
The Conference on Theology in Manila featuring Dr. Michael Horton enlightened many Filipino believers on what exactly are these Reformed “doctrines of grace,” and how these are different from evangelicalism’s doctrine of salvation.
Scripture Readings: Isaiah 22:15-25; Revelation 3:7-13 A sermon preached on January 17, 2009 at Davao United Covenant Reformed Church on the occasion of their 10th Anniversary To download a printer-friendly PDF version of this sermon, click here. Introduction When Vic
Who said this?: “Musical instruments in celebrating the praises of God would be no more suitable than the burning of incense, the lighting of lamps, and the restoration of the other shadows of the law.”
Are you tired of singing mindless repetitive ditties? Do you want to fill your minds and hearts with the beauty of the Psalms and other Scriptures? Learn how to sing the Psalter by singing along with the lyrics and tunes.
Calvin carried on a very extensive correspondence throughout his ministry, writing to people and churches he knew and even to those he did not know. He answered theological questions, offered advice to troubled churches, encouraged pastors and friends, and wrote letters of consolation to those in distress.