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Must I Attend Church?

Must I Attend Church?

Attending church is far from being the chosen Sunday activity for most people in our culture. This should not surprise us, of course, when those who sleep in, go to work, or find other recreations in the place of attending church are unbelievers. Unregenerate hearts...
General Assembly Report

General Assembly Report

A bright and breezy day in the Chicago suburbs found the ministers and ruling elders arriving from our 17 presbyteries at the campus of Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, for the gathering of the 84th General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian...
The OPC: American or Reformed?

The OPC: American or Reformed?

Cornelius Van Til and the Identity of the OPC Machen and Van Til On December 4, 1936, about six months after the formation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, J. Oliver Buswell wrote to J. Gresham Machen for the last time. Machen would die before he could finish a...
May Women Speak in Church?

May Women Speak in Church?

For many people, especially in the developing “Christian feminist” movement, the question asked in the above title is not only astonishing but infuriating. Nonetheless, 1 Corinthians 14:33b-36 does seem to teach that women should not speak in church. But...
7 Traits of False Teachers

7 Traits of False Teachers

By Thomas Brooks (1608 – 1680) From “Previous Remedies Against Satan’s Devices” “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us–for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11) Satan labors might and main, by false...
Supporting Your Presbytery

Supporting Your Presbytery

A special offering for the presbytery of the Midwest is scheduled for May 29. Here is some information on what a presbytery is and what contribution supports: Word Study The word “presbytery” comes from the Greek word presbuteros and is rendered as “elder” in most...