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Making Membership Hard?

Making Membership Hard?

One of the very greatest evils of present-day religious life, it seems to me, is the reception into the Church of persons who merely repeat a form of words such as “I accept Christ as my personal Saviour,” without giving the slightest evidence to show that they know...
Study: Church Discipline

Study: Church Discipline

Historically speaking, there have been “three marks” which help men distinguish between the churches of Christ and the synagogues of Satan: 1. The Pure Preaching of the Gospel 2. Proper Administration of the Sacraments 3. The Exercise of Church Discipline...
History of Presbyterianism

History of Presbyterianism

There are approximately 75 million presbyterians in the world; with about 30 different presbyterian denominations in North America alone. Understanding how all these different denominations came into existence can be a complicated course of study. In fact, one church...
Preachers & Preaching

Preachers & Preaching

Recovering Preachers & Preaching By Alan D. Strange We live in a day in which many regard preaching, at best, as sharing, not proclamation, and in which the therapist has replaced the preacher. We need to recover both the preaching office and a high view of...
What is Presbyterianism?

What is Presbyterianism?

At the root of Presbyterianism is a view of the Word of God that controls its every expression. Presbyterianism unfolds from this central idea as a flower from a bud; it emanates as ripples from the splash of a stone tossed into a pond. This germ of Presbyterianism is...
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...