Questions and Answers

            As churches consider their options concerning a denomination where they can land, I thought it would be helpful to give some answers to various questions that have been addressed to me. 1. Q. Will every church in Vanguard be required to hire a staff member as an evangelist? A. No, there is no requirement inContinue reading “Questions and Answers”

Where Then Shall We Go?

Vanguard Presbytery: Where Then Shall We Go?             The great question facing many congregations is this: If we leave our present denomination, where do we go? Vanguard Presbytery is a great option as the chart below illustrates: Question or Issue Vanguard Presbytery Orthodox Pres Church (OPC) Associate ReformedPresbyterian (ARP) Allows various views of creation Holds toContinue reading “Where Then Shall We Go?”

“Yes, It Is Too Time”

            The Presbyterian Journal was founded in 1942 by Dr. L. Nelson Bell, the father of Ruth Bell Graham, who had been a medical missionary in China for many years before returning to the US. He was distressed with the encroaching liberalism in the PCUS so he and Dr. Henry Dendy started the above-named magazine to informContinue reading ““Yes, It Is Too Time””

The Eleventh Commandment of Presbyterians

            There is an unwritten rule that almost has the binding authority of a commandment among most Presbyterians. Every natural born Presbyterian knows this rule from birth. Every convert to Presbyterianism soon learns it. It is not directly taught in any new members class, but the culture of most Presbyterian congregations display it. I once observedContinue reading “The Eleventh Commandment of Presbyterians”

The Gospel According to Progressives

            One of the problems facing Christians today is that progressives have subtly deleted important doctrines from the gospel to supposedly make it more palatable to modern man. Those deleted doctrines are not enumerated by them, so Christians have to pay careful attention to their pastors in order to identify their errors. These modern progressives stillContinue reading “The Gospel According to Progressives”

How Then Shall We Begin?

            One of the criticisms of Vanguard Presbytery that I have heard in certain circles is that we did not start in the Presbyterian way. What does that even mean? There is nothing in the Scripture that gives us the “Presbyterian way” that new denominations are supposed to start. There is nothing in any Presbyterian denomination’sContinue reading “How Then Shall We Begin?”

Safeguards Against Progressivism

            A question I am often asked whenever I visit with pastors and churches is this: How is Vanguard Presbytery going to prevent the same thing happening in her communion that has happened to the PCUS, PCA, and multitudes of other denominations. Here are the things I tell people:             First, the downfall of my former denominationContinue reading “Safeguards Against Progressivism”

We Desperately Need Evangelistic Preaching

Originally posted on FORGET NONE OF HIS BENEFITS:
FORGET NONE OF HIS BENEFITSvolume 19, number 36, August 27, 2020 “We proclaim Him.” -Colossians 1:28 Only 23 percent of Americans attend church or synagogue every week while 40 percent of Americans claim they are very religious.[1] Another study paints an even bleaker picture, saying that only 17.7 percent…