Archive for January 2012

Erskine College Sophomore takes Christmas break mission trip to Kenya

Written by Erskine News During the mission, the team conducted “a fantastic worship service,” Putnam said, in which two members of the mission group spoke, “and there was very lively music and joyous praise.” Some 250 people responded positively to the gospel message during the mission, she said, “which is pretty amazing.” As the fall…

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Abortion: Can We Wash Our Hands from Our Responsibility?


The Penn State disaster with Joe Paterno reminds us all that the knowledge of a crime burdens us with a moral obligation to report the crime. There is a moral mandate to act or we take some of the guilt to ourselves by our inaction.

Like the blood of Abel that cries from the soil, the blood of our children cries out to heaven for justice. And our hands are dirty, even if we didn’t do the deed.

This is the biggest issue of our time. The big elephant in the room. 50 million babies killed every year world wide. Over 1.3 million babies are killed every year in America.

We call Herod a monster for killing thousands of babies while trying to kill baby Jesus. Yet, we vote into office political leaders who support and sustain a monstrous evil. Over a billion babies killed since the Roe Wade decision. Can we really expect God not to judge us as a culture? Can we escape God’s wrath? Probably not.

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WCF Shorter Catechism QUIZ (draft)

[stextbox id=”alert” color=”000000″ ccolor=”000000″ bcolor=”952239″ bgcolor=”ffffff” cbgcolor=”ffffff” image=”null”]I am building a set of study pages for catechizing my own children. This is just a start. Thanks for taking a look at it.[/stextbox] [mtouchquiz 1]

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Can I Be Forgiven for an Abortion?

By Ron & Cindy Sutton   Some wounds cut so deep that only one thing can begin the healing process: receiving forgiveness. Countless women cry out, “I didn’t believe what they told me at the clinic. I knew better. I knew it was a baby-not lifeless tissue-in my womb, but I went through with it…

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ARP Views on Abortion

We believe that the Scriptures clearly and plainly testifies to the infinite worth of human life by virtue of man having been created in the image and likeness of God, and that decisions about life and death are God’s prerogatives and not man’s, and that even in the case of rare exceptions such as judgments…

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A Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Prayer

Rev. Matt Miller   As your church celebrates Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, we recall a special prayer from one of our ARP ministers whose wife was pregnant when he delivered his January 2011 sermon and this prayer. Rev. Matt Miller (Greenville (SC)ARP Church) and his wife, Lindsay, are now the parents of a beautiful…

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To Live, Move and Have Being


If women have a right to predetermine the value of the life inside them, then what was wrong with slave owners removing liberty and freedom from a slave baby before it was born?

No one has the right to diminish the value of a life.

God is the source of life. We have person-hood by the power of God. To kill a baby is to kill a child of God.

We are not talking about a political issue or a single item in a list of topics discussed by the moral majority. We are talking about genocide. Abortion is genocide. The genocide isn’t focused on a race or religion. It’s an age based discrimination of the helpless, those without a voice and those without a defender. God is their defender. We need to join with God in the defense of His children.

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Commissioned to Share the Gospel

By Rev. John Kimmons   “Theology is worthless unless we live it.” Erick Metaxas says he learned this in his study on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer was from a wealthy family of prominence and chose to go against popularity and the liberal theologians of his day. “The Cost of Discipleship for resisting Nazi…

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Sowing the Seed for Church Growth

Rev. Sam Roper   Jesus teaches about the kingdom of God, using two parables. We see Jesus employing farming imagery in order to teach us that the kingdom of God is a growing kingdom. The kingdom of God on earth is imperfect and incomplete, so growth is very important. The analogy of farming, then, is…

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What Day is Evangelism Day?

scroll all the way down for the answer =) By now you have been through a blitz of various holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years –  and now you’re looking towards Easter. But when is Evangelism Day? The obvious answer is: every day is Evangelism Day, because we have an opportunity to celebrate the grace,…

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What Love Is This?

R.C. Sproul   Love is something often talked about in today’s culture. There are countless love songs played on the radio each day. Many magazines claim on their covers to contain the magic formula for lasting love. The daily news often contains stories of the latest love interests of the rich and famous. Most of…

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God CAN'T Leave Your Salvation to Chance


God can’t keep Himself from knowing the future and determining it’s outcome. It’s an unstoppable consequence of His sovereign power and omniscience.

And don’t begrudge God’s electing love. Don’t criticize God’s sovereign mercy which saves.

Without God we won’t come to faith. God makes the difference. We should thank Him, not criticize His choices.

Christians need to stop grumbling about election.

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Is Inerrancy A Bible Doctrine?


Inerrancy is not an intellectual construct that we build in our mind after we make a careful analysis of the data. Jesus considered the Bible to be without error. Inerrancy is a Bible doctrine.

To not embrace the doctrine of inerrancy is to pervert the Gospel and put your soul in danger.

We do not prove the Bible to be God’s word by labeling it inerrant as a matter of reason or logic. The Bible claims this for itself.

We should close the debates and refocus our collective energies.

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Why Use the ESV Bible?

From WTSBooks.com   The ARP Denomination has selected the English Standard Version (ESV) as the translation of choice for Synod Christian Education materials. The First Presbyterian Church of Tucker has also embraced this Bible version. Below is a page from http://www.wtsbooks.com/content/about_esv which explains the benefits of this English version. Blessings to you as God transforms your life with His…

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