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December 11, 2006

How will the Discovery of the Apostle Paul’s Remains Change Your Life?

A white marble sarcophagus, dating to 390 A.D. reportedly holds the Apostle Paul's body:The tomb of St Paul the Apostle has been found under one of Rome's largest churches and the stone coffin will shortly be raised to the surface to allow pilgrims to see it. The remains of St...
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September 22, 2005

Catechism Instruction Reshapes Civilization

George Grant blogged a short but interesting history of Christian catechisms. The Larger and Shorter Catechisms, which, with the Westminster Confession of Faith, became the standard catechisms of the Presbyterian churches throughout the countries of the former British Empire were compiled by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster between 1645...
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August 24, 2005

The Christian Mafia

Every time I Try to Get Out They Keep Dragging Me Back In. . . The Rev. Brian M. Abshire When "Bob" entered my office, I could see that he was visibly anxious, agitated and upset. I had been surprised when he called and asked for an appointment; after all,...
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May 20, 2005

The Evangelical Reformed Presbyterian Church

I received the following press release regarding the formation of another presbyterian denomination. Despite the vague "concerns" that are apparently the basis for the formation of this denomination, neither the Orthodox Presbyterian Church nor the Presbyterian Church in America have accepted any false expressions of the Gospel. New Denomination to...
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December 28, 2004

The Explosive Growth of Christianity

According to Josh Claybourn, Christianity is exploding in Asian and Africa and is arguably the fastest growing religion in the world. He writes, When historians go to record human history over the last century, the rise and fall of communism and the expansion of American and capitalistic ideals may well...
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October 18, 2004

Imminent Excommunication for Kerry, Kennedy and Company?

If you claim "faith" and IF your church declares that you are "faithless" it is a big deal. While many media outlets report that John Kerry has been excommunicated Washington Dispatch editor, Shane Cory, says "not so fast." She interviewed Fr. Basil Cole, the letter's author. He revealed that he does not speak for the Vatican but unofficially provided his personal opinion (that Kerry is a heretic).

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October 9, 2004

Fifteen Minute Sermons?

Purpose driven fifteen minute easily digestible seeker friendly grade school level sermons – a how not guide by Challies....
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September 26, 2004

Irreligious Studies Challenge Christians

World Magazine has a distressing article this month on the buzz saw that many young Christians run into during their first course on religion in college. Reportedly, many collegians are "shocked and awed" by Bible-criticizing religious studies professors, such as the University of Texas Professor Michael White, whose "Rise of...
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September 25, 2004

Book Takes Aim at the Purpose Driven Life

Book Review - Who's Driving The Purpose Driven Church? Suffice it to say that he does exactly what he claims to do, examining each aspect of the Purpose Driven program in the light of Scripture. While he finds that some is acceptable, the vast majority of the program fails under...
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September 12, 2004

Polycarp's Faithfulness

Some time ago I heard a message on the book of Revelation that beautifully connected the letters to individuals known in history. Revelation 2 contains a letter to the angel of the church in Smyrna: And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last,...
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August 10, 2004

Church Membership, Family and Individualism

I appreciated the following statements by Mark Horne regarding church membership. The basic question that he is answerings is whether or not the church should be treated as a confederation of families. The answer to this question is then used in the context of representation and voting within the church....
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June 18, 2004

PCA Statement on Marriage and Sexuality

God's ordinance concerning marriage is binding upon all human beings in all places and at all times. The 32nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America, meeting in Pittsburgh, Penn., adopted a statement on Marriage and Sexuality at its meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2004. This statement was approved...
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May 28, 2004

Silencing the Church

HELENA - Gay rights advocates filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Political Practices against the Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church Wednesday, saying the church inappropriately held an event to support a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage. Montanans for Families and Fairness, a coalition that includes InterMountain Planned Parenthood,...
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May 21, 2004

Communion, Salvation, Abortion and Sin

Remarkable statements were made by Colorado Springs Bishop Michael Sheridan (quoted by Lifenews): "Any Catholic politicians who advocate for abortion, for illicit stem cell research or for any form of euthanasia ipso facto place themselves outside full communion with the Church and so jeopardize their salvation," Colorado Springs Bishop Michael...
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May 10, 2004

The Mark of a Minister

A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more. John Owen...
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April 11, 2004

Easter

Matt. 28:5-7 The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. "Go quickly and tell His...
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