Teaching (Bible? seems more like WCF and the Larger Cathecism at the moment)
Sorry that does not seem to be so in my neck of the woods here in upstate NY
But if I understand some of local history God has used the Bible and a praying people to see many saved
Hint: Personally I would take the Bibe and a praying and witnessing people over your WCF and Larger Cathecism
Why! It might be interesting to compare the effectiveness of Gideon Bibles and Chick Tracts in seeing people come to genuinely know God in Salvation (Regeneration) against the preceived effectiveness of the WCF and LC (Hint: I have yet to see the WCF and LC in a motel room, or on a Resturant Table with a tip for the waitress, nor passed out in a public school, or on the beach, on a street corner _ in great contrast I have visited a church where if you don't have a Bible they will give you one)
I wonder what Whitefield, Moody, the Wesleys, Spurgeon would think about this
Teaching Bible wrote: Two excellent documents which God has used to build and teach HIS Church. Westminster Confession:- http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/ Westminster Larger Catechism:- http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html
Praise God! Praise God for these bold men of God who are standing against this satanic day of celebrating the slaughter of babies. All Christian men who are more concerned with pleasing God, than the praises of men should join them in solidarity of the eternal truth of God's Holy Word. That does not change with the culture, but is the same yesterday, today and forever. No matter what name a sin is called....it is sin and always will be sin. And God hates it.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Ah, the fiscal genius, Thomas Jefferson. :-7 Mike, I think you had better pick someone other than Mr. Jefferson as an example, Why Thomas Jefferson Died Broke Now, James Madison who was a professional politician wasn't an expert on economics, but as far as I can tell he didn't die in debt. Yes, those goofy Democrats, didn't like the National Bank, but loved peasant farmers, which wasn't the background of either man. ---
At least he took personal responsibility for his debt, which included other people's debt he took on. As for Jeffersonian economic boon to the country, ever hear of the Louisiana Purchase?
PS they weren't Democrats, they were Democratic-Republicans, who called themselves republicans
You some very selfish and corrupt men are hiding behind Christians, Penny? The Rockefeller Fanily I find them a much more likeable and beneficial group than the Kennedy family ever was. You should remember,
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: Gentiles enjoy salvation blessings because of the covenant given to Abraham. We cannot appreciate what is going on the world or in the church to date unless we understand what God is doing with the nation of Israel. The patriarchs are the roots, Jews are the branches gentiles have been grafted in for a time. But the distinctions between Jews and gentiles are maintained throughout the program of God in redemption.
SteveR wrote: Ye of the new age do whats right in your own eyes gospel [...] Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
God bless you SteveR,
May I point out that the words of the commandment which God asked parents to, "teach diligently to [their] children," in Deuteronomy 6:7-9, is in Deuteronomy 6:4 which you did not mention:
"'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength."
~ Deuteronomy 6:4 New King James Version (NKJV)
Jim Lincoln, thank you for sharing about the children's classes, and may God bless you in your daily study of His Scriptures!
Shane wrote: The kids named him... chocolate chip Sunday!
Congrats brother! Love the name that the children picked. "The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household".... Proverbs 27:26-27.
Michael Hranek wrote: Respectfully on standards Because the only true standard is the very ancient standard, God's Holy Word
If you go back in history to the 16th/17th century you will find the Puritans at work building the church. They are famed in history both for their work and for their books and sermons.
The puritans used the Westminster Confession and Catechism in their teaching and building. For example Richard Baxter is famous for his work and they have recorded that his efforts were still in plain sight two centuries later. He used the Catechism to great effect. Obviously it was blessed by God.
One thing is obvious about the Standards and Catechism's in history and that is God uses them as tools for salvation, teaching and sound doctrine.
The reason they are called "Standards" is to provide the church with one standard.
If you can read the Bible - Then you will see the sound doctrine in the standards and catechism's.
If you cannot see the truth taught in the standards then I can but worry for your Bible knowledge and witness.
Jessica, this why churches like, IHCC, encourage children to go to classes set up for them during the main church services, so they'll have something age appropriate.
Galatians 5 4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.---NASB
The Reformers were the champions of pointing scripture, hence Sola Scriptura (scripture alone). The Confessions and Standards (Westminster) are nothing more than an expository of the collective faith confession. A teaching tool that kept churches sound insofar that it pointed TO the scriptures and not itself. When the PCUSA decided to part with this standard, they were ultimately denying the very Word of God these standards rest upon.
The opposite ends of the political spectrum are coming together over the war on terror, but not in the way Attorney General John Ashcroft may have wanted.
Some conservative groups are finding common ground with organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, expressing concerns about the effect that the USA Patriot Act and a possible follow-up law, the Domestic Security Enhancement Act, could have on civil liberties.
Conservatives criticize Bush's spending, anti-terrorism law
January 25, 2004|By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE
The topic of one panel discussion was "GOP Success: Is It Destroying the Conservative Movement?" and another debated whether the administration's anti-terrorism efforts were endangering individuals' rights to privacy and freedom
Critics in Congress and civil libertarians, including some conservatives, say the Patriot Act was a classic case of overreach, threatening privacy and due process through new powers that the FBI and other agencies had sought unsuccessfully for years
Christians you are in bad company supporting the Greedy Old Party. The Christian Right Movement is a disaster for the mission of Christians! ' "The Reconstructionist movement and its allies and offshoots, by substituting political and cultural action for the proclamation of the Gospel, by substituting eschatology for soteriology, and by mangling the Gospel itself, have become tools of Romanist political action" (3/02, The Trinity Review).' excerpt from, Notes on Reconstructionism. Conservative Christians are overlooking The Inadequacy of Moralism and of political action. Dominion Theology/Kingdom Now/Reconstructionism is an anti-Biblical curse.
People from cults, q.v., Patterns In The Cults (PDF) aren't taught to think for themselves, so are attracted to extremist groups, such as the present day GOP.