Posts Tagged ‘Reformed Presbyterian Church’

Pt. 2 Reformed Presbyterian Defence of The Terms of Communion

January 15, 2013

Reformed Presbyterian Defence of The Terms of Communion Part 1

December 31, 2012

Pastor Brian Schwertley on the need for covenanted uniformity in American Presbyterianism in the United States

December 15, 2012




The Reformed Presbyterian Synod on the declension of Exclusive Psalmody

November 12, 2012

“When the principle of pleasing the taste by human inventions in worship is once admitted, other corruptions will soon follow. Corruption of the worship of God tends to produce corrupt doctrine, and in the end to make man’s will instead of God’s the standard of our conduct. Though the principal argument for the use of uninspired hymns is the supposed lack of Christ in the Psalms, yet churches, otherwise orthodox, have adopted hymns written by those who did not believe in the divinity of Christ, and in some instances even by those who could scarcely be said to believe in Christ in any sense. It is a sad state of things when the majority of professing Christians are using human instead of divine hymns in the worship of God. There is need of reformation in the churches in this matter, and it becomes those who occupy the place of witnesses for Christ to try to bring about such reformation by a faithful testimony.”

Report of Synod’s Committee on Psalmody, 1887

Covenanting and the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (1640)

October 30, 2012

Although some think that they can claim a historical link with the Second Reformation Church of Scotland without acknowledging the covenants of the seventeenth-century, this supposition is a-historical.  This is because in 1640 the General Assembly of the Scottish Kirk made it an ex-communicable offence not to adhere to the National Covenant (which, incidentally, proves that the early Covenanters believed in close communion/confessional membership):

The Assembly ordains, that such as have subscribed the Covenant and speaks against the same, if he be a Minister, shall be deprived: And if he continue so, being deprived, shall be excommunicate: And if he be any other man, shall be dealt with as perjured, and satisfy publikely [sic] for his perjury.

‘Act for censuring speakers against the covenant’, Session 5, 1 Aug. 1640 in A true copy of the whole printed acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, beginning at the Assembly holden in Glasgow the 27 day of November 1638; and ending at the 27 day of November 1638; and ending at the Assembly, holden at Edinburgh the 6 day of August 1649. Diligently compared, and exactly reprinted conform to the foresaid printed Acts. By a welwisher of the Church of Scotland, who (if he find encouragement by what is now done) intends to publish the rest of the Acts not heretofore printed, a part of which he hath by him (n.p., 1682).


National Covenanting, Part 10

October 30, 2012

Pastor Brain Schwertley affirming that the Untied States is bound to the Solemn League and Covenant including all Presbyterian communions.

National Covenanting, Part 9

October 30, 2012

National Covenanting, Part 8

October 28, 2012

National Covenanting, Part 7

October 28, 2012

National Covenanting, Part 4: The Abrahamic Covenant

October 28, 2012