The PCA Has Fallen into Error, and Can’t Get Back Up: Part 3-David Frenchism
Frenchism: Does not really have a problem with cultural Christianity, as much as with those who do not agree with it on how the culture is to be influenced.
But let’s get to the offences of white Christians themselves. Christians who voted for Trump because of their concerns about abortion, gay marriage, assaults on free speech, oppressive taxation, etc., are condemned for failing to “lay down their political arms.” We must understand, though, that this is only an offence for Trump voters. Those who,... Continue Reading
Geerhardus Vos, A Ruling Elder And The Reality of the Slippery Slope
Geerhardus Vos spoke prophetically and directly to the issue of the slippery slope.
My perception of the precipice of the slippery slope in the PCA is the endorsing of and/or the practice of Good Faith Subscription in the Presbyteries of the PCA. Let me quote Vos one more time from this letter. Speaking about the New School/Old School reunion in 1871 and the accommodations made therein he says,... Continue Reading
A Response to Missouri Presbytery’s BCO 31–2 Investigation of TE Greg Johnson
Covenant Church (PCA), Fayetteville, Arkansas,, responds to issues in Missouri Presbytery concerning TE Greg Johnson, Revoice, and the Memorial Session.
Note: The Session of Covenant Church, Fayetteville, AR, responded privately to Missouri Presbytery’s distribution of its report concerning our BCO 31–2 request, in an effort to encourage them to clarify their positions and to turn away from their theological errors. Covenant received a response from Missouri Presbytery in early 2021 instructing the Session that such... Continue Reading
The Redefining of Presbyterianism: James Kessler and the National Partnership
Vanguard Presbytery is not a troubler in or of the PCA, or any other denomination.
Vanguard is a denomination that holds to what is called Old School Presbyterianism, and as such believes the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms provide the theological foundation for the Church’s ministry. Vanguard welcomes ministers and churches who desire to be a part of a denomination which holds to these confessional principles... Continue Reading
Overture 36 on White Supremacy from Chesapeake Presbytery: Asks the PCA to Look for Monsters in the Closet
What Chesapeake Presbytery is asking the General Assembly to do is to study something that exists only in their minds.
What the PCA doesn’t need is another mission drift into social work and social engineering. If one wishes to see the world changed, it will happen in the same way that it has for the past 2000 years—through the work of the Holy Spirit regenerating hearts and turning them to Christ. The PCA needs to... Continue Reading
The PCA Has Fallen into Error, and Can’t Get Back Up: Part 2-Racism
In Part 2, we will look at race and racism. Specifically, the work on this of the PCA’s General Assembly in 2004 and 2016.
The assumption of the General Assembly appears to be that the current economic and conditions of many blacks today are manifestations of racism by whites, past and present, and only through repentance by whites from this past and current (inherent?) sin can blacks escape the negative effects of these sins and find their way out... Continue Reading
The PCA Has Fallen into Error, and Can’t Get Back Up (Part 1-Creation)
In this series, I’d like to run through a brief history of the errors of the PCA in exegesis and application that have led us to where we are today.
Though the Creation Study Report is from 2000, Framework proponents are more numerous in the PCA than ever today. Which helps explain many of the PCA’s current problems. Men who are willing to bend scripture to accommodate secularists on creation–God’s foundational act that revealed Him to us as Creator–are more likely to bend scripture to... Continue Reading
Significant Issues Portend Vigorous Debates At the 2021 PCA General Assembly
The issue is simply this: Will the PCA have “gay Christian” pastors and other church officers or not?
What is at stake? Many consider that the disposition of the judicial cases (which concern investigations and actions of Missouri Presbytery re: Johnson and Revoice doctrine) and the fate of the various related overtures will signal the PCA’s future course vis-à-vis the allowability of “gay Christian” or SSA officers and pastors. Tough times are... Continue Reading
Update On The 2021 PCA General Assembly
The Administrative Committee of the Presbyterian Church in America announced that the 2021 General Assembly will be in St. Louis a June 28-July 2, with September 20-24 as backup dates.
In this extraordinary time, we are requesting extraordinary understanding from our church family. We are asking that you register now (see link below) for a June 28-July 2 Assembly, but also reserve September 20-24 on your calendars. If pandemic control is not attained in advance of the June dates, you will automatically be registered for... Continue Reading
Another Assessment of Missouri Presbytery’s Response on Homosexuality and the Christian Life
‘Please place in the boxes provided’: Missouri Presbytery’s response to Grace and Peace PCA in Anna, Texas (Part 2)
Either we hold that same-sex desire is sinful, no matter how natural it seems to one snared by it, and that what is needed is the mighty deliverance of the Lord; OR we accept same-sex desire as a given, with the Lord not committed to producing change in this life. Either we cave and accept... Continue Reading