Article 36: The Civil Government We believe that because of the depravity of the human race our good God has ordained kings, princes, and civil officers. He wants the world to be governed by laws and policies so that human lawlessness may be restrained and that everything may be conducted in good order among human beings. For that purpose he has placed the sword in the hands of the government, to punish evil people and protect the good. And being called in this manner to contribute to the advancement of a society that is pleasing to God, the civil rulers have the task, subject toRead More →

Apart from God you cannot have absolute truth. Our culture today professes that truth is relative to each persons individual feelings. In this worldview it is impossible to speak truth to your neighbor. The culture today says don’t judge. It is impossible to judge correctly without truth and It impossible to have justice or peace without truth.   Jesus said “I am the way the truth and the life” and that His Word is truth. It’s no surprise for me to see the destruction, chaos, violence and disorder our nation is suffering because we have rejected God. My hope is that our nation as aRead More →

The Lords Supper This stands in contrast to the Roman Catholic Doctrine of transubstantiation which teaches the elements of bread and wine literally become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. The elements can only be transformed through an ordained Roman Catholic priest or “alter christus” which means “another Christ” — This is why in the Roman Catholic Churches the wafer is placed into a tabernacle and they will also kneel before it as they teach it is literally Jesus physically present. The Heidelberg was written in 1562 and is one of the 3 forms of unity that our church and many othersRead More →

Excerpts from RC Sproul video “That’s just your interpretation” There are many different interpretations of the Bible out there. Which one is right? In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul encourages us to bow to Scripture’s authority when seeking to interpret the Word of God. What many people mean when they say “that’s your interpretation” is you have yours, and I have mine, they may contradict but that’s okay. The world claims that truth is relative / subjective truth. Subjectivism definition: The doctrine that all knowledge is restricted to the conscious self and its sensory states. (the world – ‘your truth’) Principle and the right ofRead More →

In 1 John 4:1-6 there was a heresy being taught at the time that Jesus did not come in the flesh. But these verses have been a guideline for me in how I approach every aspect of life because I believe the statement “they are of the world, and the world listens to them.” would include not just preaching/teaching a false Gospel but those of the world will listen to every kind of false teaching(myths/fables) because those in the realm of the flesh cannot please God, nor are they able to (Rom 8:7-8), so lying will not be a problem for these people as itRead More →

We are being taught today that saying Merry Christmas is intolerant or disrespectful of other religions. Jesus Christ never raised the sword or called His followers to be violent (Matthew 26:42). Most of the apostles / disciples of Christ were beaten (Acts 5:40-41), tortured, and eventually executed for preaching Christ crucified. The believing Jews, and Pagans (Romans) at the time did not tolerate their speech even commanding them not to preach His name (Jews). The Roman Emperor demanded that he be worshiped as a god something Jews and Christians would not/could not do. Jesus Christ said that we will be hated because of His nameRead More →

This meme got a lot of Amen’s Everyone is messed up, and if you profess Christ you are religious. Why do people seek out churches that “have the right kind of people they are looking for” rather than seek a church that preaches the Gospel and holds to the doctrines taught by Christ in His Word? Why not seek a church of messed up religious people who in all their flaws love the Lord, love the truth, and seek to honor and glorify Him in all word and deed? When I read the scriptures I see a church that was under great persecution from theRead More →