Dakotas Presbytery Overtures OPC GA Concerning Views on Adam Taught by a PCA Minister
Concerns about the public teachings of PCA minister Ron Choong about Adam
The first article explicitly rejects the Westminster Confession of Faith’s view of Adam being made with an immortal soul and questions if Adam was created in knowledge, righteousness and holiness. The other article suggests that “if the biblical account of what we call the fall can be understood as ‘rising beasts,’ ‘falling upwards’ to moral... Continue Reading
OPC Concludes its 79th General Assembly
The OPC is known for having hearty discussion on the floor of its assemblies, and several commissioners noted this year that the expression of strong convictions can be maintained together with “the meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) as the tenor of the debates can testify.
OPC Hosts Deacons Summit; Receive greetings from Fraternal Church Partners During Friday meetings
The assembly had a time of thanksgiving to the Lord for the labors of Mr. Ross Graham, who is retiring from his position as General Secretary of Home Missions in 2013.
OPC 2012 General Assembly Report Thursday, June 7
An observer might wonder if the five or six hours that advisory committees meet is really a good use of time. Wouldn't the assembly be better off just plunging right into the great number of reports and issues which will consume it's time during the week? The answer is a resounding "no." These committees have proven year after year that they actually save the Assembly time, eliminate much confusion and help the church conduct its work in a more orderly manner.
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church Begins Its 79th General Assembly – By Ken Montgomery
The 79th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church is meeting at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, June 6–12, 2012. The meeting began with a sermon preached by the retiring moderator, Mr. Danny Olinger, who serves as the General Secretary of the OPC Committee of Christian Education. Mr. Olinger preached from Genesis 1:1-2, reminding the Assembly... Continue Reading
The OPC Turns 75 at its 2011 General Assembly
Rev. John P. Galbraith, 98, a student of J. Gresham Machen who was ordained in 1937….delivered a stirring reminder to the Assembly that the OPC was a sin-stained communion to whom God has been good. He urged ongoing fidelity to the “two pillars” of its founders: that the Bible was the Word of God and... Continue Reading
Seven Great Men Who Have Gone before Us in the OPC
When I was first invited to submit this article, I considered what matters of praise I could lay before the Orthodox Presbyterian Church on her seventy-fifth anniversary. Instead, my mind quickly followed a familiar path to some of the external characteristics that tend to define and discredit this remarkably gifted body of believers with whom... Continue Reading
The OPC at 75: Why We Celebrate
For the past year, New Horizons has featured historical remembrances in anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It has included stories about churches, presbyteries, French Creek, the Boardwalk Chapel, and individuals such as Betty Andrews, John DeWaard, and, of course, J. Gresham Machen. Not all Presbyterians, however, believe that sustained focus... Continue Reading
Summary of Actions at 77th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The OPC finished its annual General Assembly on Tuesday, a day earlier than scheduled. The Commissioners returned on Tuesday and began with led in prayer by the Rev. John Fesko for the Rev. Robert Godfrey (URC pastor in Visalia, California, and son of Dr. W. Robert Godfrey) as he undergoes brain surgery today. The Rev.... Continue Reading
Summary of Actions at 77th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church – Monday, July 12, 2010
The OPC is meeting through Wednesday on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois (a community about 30 minutes south of Chicago). The Commissioners returned on Monday after a full day of rest and worship on the Christian Sabbath.’ While a number of different OPC congregations in the Greater Chicago area hosted... Continue Reading