A Defense of the Good Name of Vanguard Presbytery
A response to some members who have withdrawn from Vanguard Presbytery.
Vanguard Presbytery has had wonderful fellowship for these past two years. Except for this late unpleasantness caused by a few parties who have now left due to their desire to rush to judgment on one issue in violation of the Scripture and our Constitution. Vanguard has new churches that are starting in various places and... Continue Reading
Testimony and Covenant of the Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church
Testimony and Covenant of the Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church, organized as a new Reformed and Presbyterian denomination on May 8, 2022.
By God’s grace, under Christ’s authority, we vow to strive for purity, peace, and Scriptural order in the formation of the Christ Reformed Presbyterian Church. Therefore, we endeavor to exclude those who disturb her peace, corrupt her testimony, and subvert her established forms from her communion. Therefore, as previous generations of Presbyterians did before us,... Continue Reading
New Overtures for a Pressing Concern
The overtures address the ongoing controversy surrounding ministerial qualifications, so-called Side B Gay Christianity, and the influence of the Revoice Conference.
The Overtures Committee’s task is to evaluate the overtures submitted this year by the presbyteries, to revise the overtures (if and where needed), and to make recommendations to the whole of the Assembly as to how best to handle each overture. The OC will present its report and recommendations on Thursday June 23, 2022. ... Continue Reading
Letter from Scotland 1 – The Church of Scotland – the Final Nail?
The Church of Scotland announced that 29 of its presbyteries were in favour of ministers and deacons conducting the ceremonies of same sex couples should they so wish.
I remember when John Chalmers, clerk of the General Assembly stated: “We had a debate which made very clear that we were not interfering with our theological definition of marriage and were not going to the place where ministers or deacons could themselves conducting same sex marriages.”. He lied. Plain and simple. He knew that... Continue Reading
Judge Rules 14 South Carolina Churches Must Return Property to Episcopal Diocese
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that 14 parishes that left the Episcopal Church in 2012 to join the Anglican Church in North America must return their property to the Episcopal Church.
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that 14 parishes that left the Episcopal Church in 2012 to join the Anglican Church in North America must return their property to the Episcopal Church. The parishes had left the denomination over its acceptance of same-sex marriage and its policy that allowed the ordination of gay clergy. The court... Continue Reading
Grove City College: Report and Recommendation of the Special Committee
On February 16, 2022, Grove City College’s Board of Trustees appointed an ad hoc Special Committee to review allegations of mission-drift.
“By any standard, GCC remains one of the most conservative colleges in the country. We regret that we cannot expand this report to highlight the evidence in support of that statement. But we commend the many employees and trustees whose teaching, writing, speaking, administration, and leadership continue to make “Freedom’s College”22 a unique institution in... Continue Reading
The State of the PCA
In view of the ruling of the SJC and the defeat of Overtures 23 and 37, what is the next step for conservatives?
It is very easy to conclude that a spiritual cancer has been in the body too long and that there does not appear to be anything that those who are committed to God’s Word can do. We have tried and we have failed. Certainly, God can do something to heal the cancer, if He chooses. ... Continue Reading
Fallout over LGBTQ Spouses at Calvin University Captures Broader Evangelical Divide
For years, Calvin University has tried to walk a fine line of being welcoming to students who identify as LGBTQ while still enforcing traditional Christian Reformed Church views on sexuality.
“I’m not going to be ashamed for being queer,” Sweda, who ultimately quit her job in order to speak openly about her wedding, said in the Chimes interview. “I’m not going to be ashamed for being married to Annica.” The events reveal the dilemma facing many Christian schools, who want to welcome a diverse range... Continue Reading
Doctrinal Latitude and the PCA
The PCA’s latitudinarians have made clear their belief that the PCA must allow the ordination to sacred office of men who identify themselves by unnatural sexual desires.
If the PCA cannot or will not rid itself of gay Christianity, Side-B homosexuality, Revoice, or whatever else you want to call it—we will find ourselves on the boneyard of formerly faithful churches. Such will be the price of this brand of latitude. Recently, a pastor in the PCA and member of the National... Continue Reading
Actually, We Do Care (3): A Forgotten Third Paradigm
The language of “increased and strengthened” graces, the ability to die “more and more unto sin,” and “continual and irreconcilable war” does not figure prominently in “Still Time to Care.”
Any paradigm of “care” that does not manifest itself in encouraging one’s brother to pursue comprehensive, Spirit-wrought change is caring only in name. Calling on a fellow believer earnestly to desire and actively to seek change at the level of sexual desire is not abusive; it is our duty. As believers we are called to... Continue Reading