The Holy Spirit, Absolutely Essential in Planting Vanguard Churches

Originally posted on FORGET NONE OF HIS BENEFITS:
FORGET NONE OF HIS BENEFITSvolume 19, number 30, July 16, 2020 “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them . . . “ -Acts 4:8 I am amazed at the keen interest from around the country as people are inquiring about Vanguard Presbytery and the…

Are Evangelists Functionaries or Offices?

Vanguard Presbytery: Are Evangelists Functionaries or Offices?             At the 1975 RTS Winter Theological Institute, I was able to listen to a discussion between Dr. G. Aiken Taylor, editor of The Presbyterian Journal, and one of my professors, Paul Fowler. I had worked with Dr. Taylor the previous summer in starting a new PCA church in Asheville,Continue reading “Are Evangelists Functionaries or Offices?”

Christ Versus Marx

Vanguard Presbytery: Christ versus Marx             We live in times when Marxism under many labels is being foisted on an unsuspecting and naïve population. The problem of Marxism is in our governments and in our churches. I have told the members of my own congregation that Cultural Marxism is the most popularly preached message from theContinue reading “Christ Versus Marx”

The PCA’s Ad Interim Study Committee Report

            When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church on October 31, 1517, the unexpected result was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Luther still believed in purgatory, the supremacy of the Pope, the immaculate conception, and even the right use of indulgences at that time. His intention wasContinue reading “The PCA’s Ad Interim Study Committee Report”

Vanguard Presbytery: Evangelists (One More Time)

            There were still a few questions some people had about last week’s article on the office of evangelist. So, I am going to try one more time to make it clear what we mean. In my articles on evangelists and in the proposed BCO for Vanguard Presbytery, I have clearly stated that evangelists areContinue reading “Vanguard Presbytery: Evangelists (One More Time)”

Vanguard Presbytery – Vows for Teaching and Ruling Elders

SCRIPTURE 1) WHEREAS, the Scriptures of the sixty-six (66) books of the Old and New Testaments are the  inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God, our only infallible rule of faith and practice; and 2) WHEREAS, Scripture expresses the truth concerning creation and the origin of man, science must be interpreted by Scripture, rather than Scripture being interpreted by science.  ForContinue reading “Vanguard Presbytery – Vows for Teaching and Ruling Elders”

Why Vanguard Presbytery is Both New Light and Old School

            In Mark 12:30, Jesus answered the query of a scribe who asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” with a quote from Deuteronomy 6:5: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” I likeContinue reading “Why Vanguard Presbytery is Both New Light and Old School”

The State of the PCA

A response to Brian Chappell’s paper             Like Rick Phillips and Benjamin Shaw, I disagree with a several things in the article by Brian Chappell posted in the PCA’s magazine, ByFaith Online. I suspect there are a number of ministers, officers, and laymen all across the denomination who feel the same way I do.            Continue reading “The State of the PCA”

Cultural Marxism in the PCA

            While conservatives and confessionals in the PCA have been rightly concerned about the homosexual intrusion in the denomination through the back door, a more insidious and dangerous enemy to the Christian faith has been ushered through the front door. That menace is Cultural Marxism under the guise of Critical Race Theory (CRT). Cultural MarxismContinue reading “Cultural Marxism in the PCA”