The idea brought forth by those who claim that we who hold to God's sovereignty in all things are similar to the Greek pagans is without warranted. As Ronald Nash states in his book The Gospel and the Greeks, these so called gods were limited by their own weakness both physical and moral. Not to...
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I understand very well and accept the fact that homosexual acts are a sin, and that marriage is between one man and one woman only wherein sexual relations are only appropriate.
But I wanted some opinions on same sex attraction itself. Is it a sin to experience same sex attraction? Can a genuine elect and saved individual experience these unwanted attractions?
Many of the oldest civilizations on earth have a Flood Story; it is not unique to the Bible. This has made its way into public education in the West, with argumentation along these lines: “Many ancient civilizations preserved a story of a Great Deluge among their myths; and, although interesting, no one takes these old stories as anything but mythology. The Hebrew people were participants in...
Good Day All,
Being new the being a Presbyterian and specifically the PCA Churh Order. I still am working through undestanding the PCA practices.
Now to the matter.
In my opinion, since a ruling elder must be able to teach the word and can Preach the Word in a sermon (occasionally), then i see no problem with a Ruling Elder leading or preforming the sacraments. After all if the sacraments...
Hello everyone. Any good advice on potty training? We are now going through the process with our oldest, and so far it's been equivalent to a nightmare. His whole life is falling apart and everything seems to be turning into a melt down. He went a few times on the potty the past few days, but recently he has screamed and now hates it. Trying to reason has gone out the window. I'm thinking...
See the thread here, which was meant not to turn into a debate on the propriety of lay preaching: https://www.puritanboard.com/thread...and-called-by-the-church”.95937/#post-1172659
When is lay preaching permitted in public worship?
Never, according to the Westminster Standards. (See the Larger Catechism, Questions 156 to 159.)
My cousin sent me a message and he's really trying to figure this thing out. Obviously living in sin. What would any of you say to someone who is in this kind of pain, turmoil and struggle? This situation?
Here's the quote that I would like to share with you. How would any of you answer? Thank you in advance!
"I have a question I've been living with what I call my wife for 14 years we...
LBCF 26:11 reads,
“Although it be incumbent on the bishops or pastors of the churches, to be instant in preaching the Word, by way of office, yet the work of preaching the word is not so peculiarly confined to them but that others also gifted and fitted by the Holy Spirit for it, and approved and called by the church, may and ought to perform it [a].
[a] Acts 11:19–21; 1 Peter 4:10,11”
I was baptized by my Father in my swimming pool multiple years ago. However, I was not baptized out of a desire to profess faith in Christ. However, though I was already saved at the time, I was being tripped up by a few Oneness Pentecostals that told me that baptism was a necessary prerequisite for salvation. I am incredibly scrupulous and have OCD, so out of complusion I told my father to...
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