This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Service is not a uniquely Christian concept. The language of service is something engrained throughout society....
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Greetings. This question is for pastors or other seminarians who hold to the TR. I know the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is run by men who hold to confessional bibliology and use the TR, and this school is where I desire primarily to go for school. This issue is important to choosing a school in my opinion.
What text of Greek NT do they use at PRTS?
Is there any other accredited...
I'll preface by stating as a self-identified reformed Baptist attending an OPC, the various comments and condemnations I hear regarding my disagreement with infant baptism do not go unheeded. I have had great conviction over whether I am neglecting my children by not accepting infant baptism for them and spent quite some time wrestling with this subject.
Setting aside covenant theology...
Is it an accurate statement that Monergism is the theological framework on which Calvinism is constructed? I am using both terms in a soteriological sense. Often we have debates where Calvinism and Arminianism are two opposing theologies. I know a few Primitive Baptists who don't identify as Calvinists although they embrace TULIP. They reject the necessity of the Gospel as the means of...
I was curious whether my Presbyterian brothers and sisters affirm the section in Chapter 28 of the WCF about it being a "great sin" to contemn or neglect Baptism, specifically in scenarios where parents refuse to have their infants baptized?
Do you think the language here is too strong ("great sin")? Presuming not, how would you or your session respond to parents who...
Greetings brothers and sisters.
My favorite Psalter since I first starting singing the Psalms in private has been the 1650 Scottish Psalter. Primarily for its noteworthy accuracy. I think psalmody of any kind (especially EP) is worthless if our Psalters do not have a high emphasis on accuracy. Singability is important, but not as important as singing the Word of God. That being said I know...
Forgive me if this has either been discussed (I'm sure it has but couldn't find a concise thread here) or this is the wrong place. Hear my plea:
I am reformed baptist (inb4 we all joke that baptists can't be fully reformed). However, my wife and I have both come to a place where we feel like more traditional reformed churches are where the Lord will have us. We've found that most of the...
A friend has shared with me his view that "the sons of God" spoken of in Genesis 6:2 are fallen angels.
I have heard this view before, especially among dispensationalists. For a number of reasons I do not accept it.
One resource which my friend sent me was a three-hour lecture by Chuck Missler in which Missler states that, in the Old Testament, "the sons of God" (בְנֵי-הָאֱלֹהִים)...
If a Muslim background believer is threatened with beheading unless he recites the M prayers, is he denying Christ by saying the prayer, assuming he remembers it from his BC years?
What about a Christian young person in a threatening environment. Is it permissible for him or her to learn the M prayer by rote, so as to be able to escape death by repeating it in a crisis situation?
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