This Neo-liberalism is Worse than Neo-orthodoxy

            There is a terrible heresy that is eroding the foundations of almost all the denominations in North America in this second decade of the twenty-first century. It is not really a new heresy, but the same old heresy from the past dressed up in new clothes. The architects of this new heresy have learned fromContinue reading “This Neo-liberalism is Worse than Neo-orthodoxy”

Free Speech and the Ninth Commandment

            Freedom of speech has been one of the hallmarks of the United States and is the First Amendment to the US Constitution, but it is under attack in all corners of our nation today and almost everywhere throughout the world. Christians are being denied their freedom of speech for such innocuous reasons as wearing aContinue reading “Free Speech and the Ninth Commandment”

Presbytery Meeting, January 29, 2021

Vanguard Presbytery will have its first in-person presbytery meeting on Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Chalcedon Presbyterian Church in Cumming, GA. The meeting will be live-streamed and is open to any visitors who want to attend as observers.  The meeting will begin at 9 AM EST and will continue through the day until allContinue reading “Presbytery Meeting, January 29, 2021”

Can the Church Legislate?

            For centuries, Christian churches have legislated concerning many different matters. Denominations have made all kinds of rules and distinctives. This has become a part of our regular experience. It would be great if we could say that such legislation was restricted to the Catholic Church, but that is not the case. Legislation has happened soContinue reading “Can the Church Legislate?”

Who Rules the Church?

            Over the past few weeks, we have looked at the rules of the OPC and the ARP concerning congregations that want to withdraw from those respective denominations. Such rules are not only important for congregations to consider before they unite with a denomination, but it is also absolutely imperative that they do so. Of course,Continue reading “Who Rules the Church?”

Withdrawing From The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

            Last week we considered the procedures for a congregation to withdraw from the OPC. This week we are considering the same concerning the ARP. Whenever I talk to people who are thinking of leaving the PCA, those two denominations along with Vanguard Presbytery are usually cited as viable options. One minister who attended the veryContinue reading “Withdrawing From The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church”

The OPC and Local Church Property

            Over the past two weeks, I have been contacted by five different people with Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) connections concerning the things I have written about a congregation withdrawing from that denomination with their property. One individual told me outright that I have misrepresented the OPC’s Constitution, values, and culture. He asked me to correct orContinue reading “The OPC and Local Church Property”