“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
Here at last is the first form of a project I have been thinking about over the past few years: The Westminster Confession of Faith Tagalog-English Diglot Version.
Why ordination? This question might be on the minds of many evangelicals whenever they hear of someone (like myself) being ordained to be a minister or pastor of a church. In this age of anti-intellectualism and anti-authority coupled with a low view of Scripture, creeds, church, and ministers, ordination is looked upon as unusual, unnecessary, and maybe even Roman Catholic.
To start the theological discussion in this blog, I think it would be best to go through one of the great confessions of faith of the 16th century Protestant Reformation: the Belgic Confession of Faith. This Confession is one of