“They weren’t satisfied with the sufficiency of God’s Holy Word, the Holy sacraments as instituted by Christ, and the decent and orderly piety as instituted by the apostles… The modern renewal of the early Anabaptists, the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements, seek to reproduce apostolic phenomena.” ~ R. Scott Clark
The Roman Catholic Church’s salvation plan is in stark opposition to the Holy Scripture’s teachings.
The real story of the papacy is a story of occasional virtue and piety but more frequently of venal characters, of power politics, of intrigue, and not even downright deceit.
Read the Minority Report, then tell us what you think: Should Reformed churches recognize Roman Catholic baptisms?
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.
One, the creed of Your Best Life Now of the Damnable Prosperity Heretics. The other, the ancient creed of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic church.
Its mention of God makes it verboten in schools today. But not too many years ago this was the season when teachers would lead their students in the great ecumenical Thanksgiving hymn, “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing.” It’s a singable melody, and the stirring lyrics speak directly of the Pilgrims’ experience in overcoming religious persecution.
“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.”
Dr. Scott Clark has good advice for many of those whom I have recently spoken to regarding the sorry state of their churches or denominations.
Presbyterian Theological Seminary is holding a symposium to commemorate the 500th Birthday Anniversary of John Calvin (1509-1564) on October 9-10, 2009. I have been invited to speak in one of the group sessions in the afternoon of the second day on the topic “Calvin and the Reformation of Worship.”
Take the short quiz about John Calvin’s life.
— Dr. Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary