• Christianity and Liberalism, part 8

    Posted Sep 23rd, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Christianity and Liberalism comes to a close with a chapter on “The Church.” In a book that is so doctrinally robust—dealing with topics concerning God and Man, the Bible, Christ, and salvation—contemporary Christians might be a bit surprised to find an entire chapter devoted to the church. But Machen was reformed and therefore the church …

  • The Sacraments, part 1

    Posted Sep 23rd, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments The Sacraments, part 1

    In the September 25 morning worship we will witness the baptism of a covenant child and of one who comes to profess faith in Jesus; and when we gather in the evening together we will take our place around the table of the Lord to share in his body and blood. These two practices of the …

  • Christianity and Liberalism, part 7

    Posted Sep 15th, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Though Machen has been progressing in this direction all along and though we have been anticipating this conclusion, the implications of chapter six, Salvation, are nonetheless staggering. As the title suggests the content of this chapter concerns the differences between Christianity’s understanding of salvation with that of liberalism. All along Machen has been suggesting that …

  • New Cadet Year

    Posted Sep 9th, 2011 By in Cadets Blog With | No Comments

    Welcome all to NLPCA Cadets 2011-12. We counselors had a very productive planning meeting last night, and I have a lot of news to share with you. First, and most importantly, note that Cadets begins next week (9/14). Please take a moment to check the online Calendar. I will do my best to keep that …

  • Christianity and Liberalism, part 6

    Posted Sep 1st, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    Machen continues his dismantling of liberalism. Thus far he has exposed the radical differences from one another by examining the fundamental different presuppositions each religion shares (remember, Machen’s point is that liberalism is a different religion altogether). At nearly every foundational level liberalism has departed from the historic orthodox faith. Theirs is a different view …

  • Christianity and Liberalism, part 5

    Posted Sep 1st, 2011 By in Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    In the last chapter Machen showed how liberalism departs from important presupposition about the message of the gospel and thus from the message itself. It’s because of this that he can make the claim that liberalism, more foundationally, departs from the Bible because the “message has come to us through the Bible” (p. 59). Here …

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