In extra-ordinary circumstances where a sacrament may not be performed in the exact way that Christ prescribed, ought a church to forego the sacrament (or that part of it) or ought principled accommodations be made which keep the essential, spiritual principles of the sacrament?
application of the regulative principle of worship
sitting at the table
works of necessity
Attending the Lord’s Table by Henry Tozer (1602-1650)
Henry Tozer (1602-1650) was a noted theologian, and puritan preacher of the Gospel. He was invited to sit on the Westminster Assembly, but declined in order to preach regularly to the king at Oxford.
When Christians participate in the...
My family attends a Lutheran church (LCMS) in Alabama. It’s a solid church that preaches the Gospel boldly. Obviously, I respectfully disagree with several doctrinal issues, but I’m ultimately happy that my parents and sister are in a good church (especially my dad who I think is coming to the...
It seems to me that the biblical evidence against the institution of any "priesthood" is enormous. The very idea harkens back to the Old Covenant, in which time the people of God needed mediators to communicate with Him. We know from the book of Hebrews, however, that the Old Covenant has found...
If I am not mistaken, infant communion is having small children and infants participate in the Lord's supper, even without a profession of faith, so long as they've been baptized. Is this a proper understanding of the practice? What is the history behind it?
Is this practiced in your church...
I have a question for my more learned brethren regarding the Roman doctrine of transubstantiation. This question came up during a street witnessing encounter with two of the other elders of my church (I arrived after it was already over) and it stirred some interest in me.
As a former...