"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thornwell on Boards in Church Polity

This is only for the Presbyterian polity people. PCA Historical Center director Wayne Sparkman has a great selection today from Thornwell against the idea of Boards (which have similiarities to "Commissions" in PCA polity). For Churchmen, this is a must read!


Thornwell made this conclusion about the rise of Boards in Presbyterian polity: “It is not to be disguised, that our Church is becoming deplorably secular. She has degenerated from a spiritual body into a mere petty corporation. When we meet in our ecclesiastical courts, instead of attending to the spiritual interests of God’s kingdom, we scarcely do anything more than examine and audit accounts, and devise ways and means for raising money. We are for doing God’s work by human wisdom and human policy;"

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Calvinist

What is a Calvinist? A cynic? Frozen Chosen? A Debater?

Although it does focus on the person, I do like this poem by John Piper. What the Calvinist ought to be, or strive to be when observed, the godly man observed (Listen for the voices of D.A. Carson, R.C. Sproul, Alistair Begg, Thabiti Anyabwile, Matt Chandler, and Sinclair Ferguson.):