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Christmas or Holiday?

Christmas or Holiday?

I have been asked more than once (and have also overheard many heated debates) about the modern “Christmas VS Holiday” controversy. Most Christians get immediately offended when the word “Holiday” is substituted for “Christmas”...
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...
Degrees of Sin?

Degrees of Sin?

Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others. ‘He that delivered me unto thee, has the greater sin.’ John 19: 11. The Stoic philosophers held that...
What Is the Reformed Faith?

What Is the Reformed Faith?

We Presbyterians call our Christian convictions the Reformed faith. What do we mean by that name? And from where did the name come? We call our faith “Reformed” because of the Protestant Reformation. During the medieval era, the Christian church became more and more...
Why bring food to church?

Why bring food to church?

Suspending our afternoon ministries so we can enjoy an extended time of fellowship once a month is a long-standing tradition in our church. Historically speaking, the practice is actually ancient and apostolic. In the NT, such events were called “love feasts” (Jude...
Why Prepare for Worship?

Why Prepare for Worship?

Answered by George Swinnock, an English Puritan (1627-1673): Suppose thou wert a person of great quality and estate, and the king should send thee word that he would dine with thee to morrow. What preparation wouldst thou make for his entertainment? Would not thy...