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The Harvest Is Past

November 7, 2019

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved!” (Jeremiah 8:20) Jeremiah is the lamenting prophet. He laments that he has been given a duty to speak to a people who would not listen to God’s words spoken by the prophet. “But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My […]

And The Answer Is…

November 7, 2019

In his novel ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ (1979) Douglas Adams describes how an alien race programs a computer called Deep Thought to provide the ultimate answer to “Life, the Universe and Everything”. After a multi-million years’ calculation, back came the answer – 42. What is the meaning of life and the universe? […]

Choices Have Consequences

May 17, 2019

When we make decisions we commit to those decisions based upon our principles with due consideration of the consequences of our choices. Choices have consequences. I have made many bad choices in the past. In those choices, I have often “paid the price.” for making those bad choices. Some decisions prove to be very costly […]

Do you do things in an orthodox fashion?

May 17, 2019

You might ask – What does “orthodox” mean? It is a cognate of two greek words – “orthos” which means “straight” and “doxa” which mean “teaching” or “opinion”. An orthodontist is a tooth-straightener. An orthopedic doctor is a child-straightener. He makes sure that a child’s skeleton is straight. Metaphorically, this word “orthos” (straight) means “true”. A […]

A New Denomination

May 17, 2019

One of the major reasons the Orthodox Presbyterian Church was established as a new denomination in the 1930’s was a reaction against modernism. Many of the minsters of that era in the Presbyterian Church USA, the body that this new denomination withdrew from, subscribed to a modernist document called the Auburn Affirmation. The reason the […]

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