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Witsius on the Apostle's Creed

Among the multitude of expositions on the Apostle's Creed, written throughout church history, one in particular has not received the attention it deserves. Herman Witsius, best known for his  The Economy of the Covenants (part 1) and (Part 2), published an exposition of the Apostle's Creed under the title Sacred Dissertations on the Apostle's Creed (Part 1) and (Part 2)...

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Covenantal Baptism

Dr. Benjamin Shaw makes several significant points about covenantal baptism here. They deserve the most serious consideration by anyone who desires to understand more fully the biblical nature of covenantal signs and seals. I would also recommend that you listen to the audio lectures by Edward Donnelly and Bill Shishko. They are two of the finest defenses from modern theol...

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Dennis Johnson on Infant Baptism

Dennis Johnson, Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, has an article over at Third Millennium Ministries on how he came to change his mind about infant baptism. You can read the article here....

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The Purpose of Pentecost

Many people have incorrect thoughts about the purpose of Pentecost. You will sometimes hear Christians praying that the Spirit will come in the same way as He came at Pentecost. It is certainly a good  and right thing to desire a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the church. But Pentecost held a very special place in redemptive history. It is as special and unique ...

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Better By the Dozen (Acts 1:12-26)

Below is the audio and video from the Sunday morning worship service at New Covenant Presbyterian Church of Richmond Hill, GA. The text was Acts 1:12-26 and the title, "Better By the Dozen." Audio Keep Reading

Choosing Apostolic Number 12

There is an interesting theological purpose in the historical account in Acts 1:12-26. At first glance it doesn't seem to be anything more than an historical recollection of the apostasy, suicide and replacement of Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed our Lord. But the place of this record in the book of Acts, the nature of the apostles' prayer, and the Scripture that Pete...

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Muller on Confessing Five Points

Over at the Riddleblog there is a post by Richard Muller, in which he considers what it means to say you believe in the five points of Calvinism. Muller suggests that there is much more to the historical Reformed faith than a bare confession of adherence to the so-called "five points of Calvinism"--which, incidentally, did not originate with John Calvin. At a time when man...

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Pastoral Lessons from Larry King?

David Murray has a post over at Head, Heart, Hand in which he draws a valuable pastoral lesson from the skill with which Larry King carries out his interviews. You can read it here....

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Ian Hamilton Sermons

If you have never heard sermons by Ian Hamilton you are missing out on a great spiritual blessing. Iain is the minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, England. I find his sermons to be an outstanding example of substantive, passionate, Christ-centered, applicatory, textual, expositional preaching. He really is one of the best preachers in the church today. ...

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Presbyterian Mission in Haiti Relief Efforts

Presbyterian Mission in Haiti has posted a list of relief efforts they are helping accomplish. If you are interested in helping provide relief, but are concerned about know where funds will go, the following is a breakdown of the needs that PMH is seeking to meet according to order of priority. PMH is a trustworthy organization, supporting Gospel-centered missions: "A" Li...

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