Article series on the issues involving moving from a non-reformed view to a reformed view as well as all of the 'stuff' that pops up in-between (including when to leave a church).
The Puritan Board
I am really torn over the interpretation of Zechariah chapter 14. Some aspects seem Postmillennial, others (maybe) amillennial, others even Premillennial.
Right now I think it is speaking of the whole Church age with a Postmillennial flavor.
If you think you understand the chapter, please give me some bullet points or a paragraph or two on several of the verses.
from Lang et...
Found two interesting interviews of Ayn Rand by Phil Donahue:
I read some of Ayn Rand's philosophical works with interest about 15 years ago. I came to the conclusion she was a godless woman, but some of her comments are refreshing counterbalance to a lot of the politically correct nonsense one hears today.
Now, my church's congregational singing isn't the worst, but they do use instruments (which I am opposed to for both theological and practical reasons,) and either sing somewhat shallow contemporary songs or ruin old hymns with contemporary music. My pastor obviously thinks we have liberty in the matter.
When we met up a couple weeks ago, he seemed a bit dissatisfied with how that was going...
This is a spin-off from the "Fifth OPC membership vow" thread.
I recently came across this short article on the subject of standing for prayer, in an 1834 issue of The Banner of the Covenant.
[See also http://www.fpchurch.org.uk/about-us/how-we-worship/why-we-worship-this-way/standing-for-prayer/ ]
Banner of the Covenant (May & June 1853): 179-180.
This article claims that Montanus (and Tertullian) taught that there was a dichotomy between normal ("catholic") Christians and those who have received a special indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and draws this parallel with Pentecostalism. Numerous citations are provided, but not for this particular assertion. Does anyone know whether this is true, and if so, could you provide a source?...
In the song To The Table" by Zach Williams the phrase is used in the third verse.
HE CAN SEE THE WEIGHT YOU CARRY
AND THE FEARS THAT HOLD YOUR HEART
BUT THROUGH THE CROSS YOU’VE BEEN FORGIVEN
YOU’RE ACCEPTED AS YOU ARE
Aren't we accepted because of the Cross and not as we are? I feel like those statements can go a couple directions.
And does this carry the same sentiment as Just...
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