Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Trinity Foundation - The Orthodox Presbyterian Cover-up

Is the Orthodox Presbyterian Church truly an "orthodox" reformed denomination? That is no longer the case from many indications. Click here to read the rest of the story: The Trinity Foundation - The Orthodox Presbyterian Cover-up


aaytch said...

Excellent Article. I agree with everything it says except the conclusion that the OPC (and Westminster Seminary) is therefore to be abandoned. While the OPC's coverup is shameful, and the individuals associated with it should be removed, the only thing it illustrates is that there is nothing new under the sun. I see no reason why these organizations should not make a comeback. It may take time, but God will have his way. For our part, we should remain committed to God's Truth and should not fail to recognize the sin of individual teachers, but with regard to organizations we should not be overly concerned; just choose our friends as best we can and know that the tares always grow up with the wheat.

Charlie J. Ray said...

I don't think the author said that the OPC is to be "abandoned" nor did he say that about Westminster PA. I graduated from Asbury Seminary, a completely Arminian seminary and a seminary headed clearly in a more liberal direction. While Westminster puts on a show of orthodoxy the truth is Westminster has been headed in the same direction for some time now. Calvin Seminary is probably further along in that direction. If one decides to go to any of those seminaries then one needs to realize the inherent dangers and heresies there. It's similar to an "Evangelical" student who elects to go to a liberal seminary. If I know ahead of time that the OPC and Westminster are no longer bastions of Reformed orthodoxy there's no problem with being a reforming influence in that denomination and seminary. The problem is folks go there without discernment and critical thinking/examination. The OPC was the home denomination of Jim Reber before he went Anglo-Catholic with the Reformed Episcopal Church. I worked with Reber when I was a deacon with the REC.

Basically the only Reformed denomination I can endorse as fully orthodox is the Protestant Reformed Church in America. Even then there are a couple of quirks with which I disagree. Herman Hoeksema said there is no covenant of works, although the PRCA does not adhere to the Federal Vision error. Anyway, that's another discussion.



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