An Interview At the Pearlies

Scott Clark has a long post here, in which he urges Reformed congregations to hold the line on strict subscriptions to their confessions, applying that standard of subscription with regard to the members of their congregations. In contrast to that form of Reformed sectarianism, here is a dose of Reformed catholicity. “In all Churches a …

The World is not God’s Hat on a Windy Day

The word providence comes from the Latin pro and videre, meaning “to see beforehand.” Our word provision comes from the same source. We know that God sees everything before hand. So as we turn to the Bible’s teaching on this subject, we will see that there is a very close connection between God’s providence over …

A Foundational Prayer

It is sometimes said that what is called the Lord’s prayer is not really the Lord praying, but rather is the Lord’s prayer offered to His disciples, for their use. This is helpful, but we still must not forget that this is the master of prayer teaching praying. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our …

Is Discipline a Mark of the Church?

Church discipline is relatively rare in the modern church and, because it is rarely done, when it is done, it is too often done poorly. As with everything, we have to turn to the Scriptures for guidance and protection. “I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet …

Christ the Lord of Covenantal Partaking

Having suggested that observance of the Lord’s Supper should be weekly, perhaps more should be urged in favor of this than simply the argument that it seems to be in line with covenant renewal. “Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all …