NOTE: This document is posted here for historical interest and research only. This document was published in April, 2006 and provoked considerable discussion in conservative Presbyterian and Reformed world in connection to the Federal Vision controversy. Since that time the original publication . . . Continue reading →
In his brilliant work, Christianity and Liberalism (1923), J. Gresham Machen called for the “liberals” (many of whom could just as aptly be called broad evangelicals) to be honest about their views and to leave the Presbyterian Church. Thirteen years later, it . . . Continue reading →
Bob Mattes at GB.
Over at Green Bagginses, Reed raises the question of the status of NECMs (non-elect covenant members) and how the FV views them. There’s much good there, particularly in the quotations from Turretin on temporary faith and the like. That distinction, between true . . . Continue reading →
Details from Bob Mattes. Here’s the text of the indictment. Here’s Bob’s bottom line at GB: As you can read, LAP has two options open to it: 1. LAP can repent of its errors and demonstrate this by conducting a fair and . . . Continue reading →
Just got an email from a pastor in Southern Europe. He reports that one of the families in his congregation has become taken with the FV.
Details from Bob Mattes at GB. UPDATE: Auburn Ave and the Rev. Mr. Wilkins may have re-aligned with the CREC. Update as of 1 March, 2008. He and his congregation have fled the discipline of the PCA for the safe arms of . . . Continue reading →
So says Mike Gore at TCTT. UPDATE: So says Jack Sawyer, moderator of the OPC discussion list (This forum may be viewed only by members and requires a Yahoo ID to join). UPDATE #2: So says the CREC. PCA Ruling Elder Bob . . . Continue reading →
Andy Webb explains how the Rev. Mr. Wilkins, who left the PCA in good standing (don’t leave that part out; that’s his new name: The Rev Mr. Wilkins-who-left-the-PCA-in-good-standing) wanted a trial but not that kind of trial.
Is now in print in The Outlook and online here. You can subscribe to the print version here.
Sort of. Bob Mattes has details. There are, one thinks, more shoes to drop. SJC procedural trials and GA votes are fine but, as I’ve been saying since last summer, PCA ministers (TEs) and ruling elders (and laity) should not content themselves . . . Continue reading →
From Rick Phillips at Ref21
It was a great joy to have Guy on campus and to spend time with him again. He is a scholar and a gentleman. You can see more photos and hear the three lectures for yourself here.
In the March and April numbers (58.2 and 58.3) of the Outlook. You can connect with the Reformed Fellowship, who publish the Outlook, online.
Now that’s what I call repentance!
The question comes concerning the relations between Theonomy and the Federal Vision. There is reason to think that there is some connection between the two movements. several well-known theonomists are also proponents of the FV. One of the FV leaders recently described . . . Continue reading →
HT: Bill Chellis at DRC. 1. That Synod DECLARE that we stand in solidarity with our Reformed and Presbyterian brethren in rejecting as contrary to the Scriptures as summarized by our confessional standards the theological views that are generally associated with the . . . Continue reading →
Jim Cassidy, Jeff Waddington, and Camden Bucey were joined by Lane Keister for the Castle Church podcast this week that focused on the Federal Vision. This is a helpful introduction to the issues and they give some bibliographic leads on their website.
From the bulletin of Trinity Reformed Church (Lethbridge) (with thanks to pastor Eric Fennema) Last week the study committee appointed by Synod 2007 to examine, by the Word of God and our Confessions, the teachings of the so-called Federal Vision and other . . . Continue reading →
The Epistle of “Mathetes” (Disciple) to Diognetus, 4.4: “And is it not also ridiculous to take pride in the mutilation of the flesh [circumcision -rsc] as a sign of election, as though they were especially beloved by God because of this?”