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Richmond Hill St Andrew’s United Reformed (Congregational) Church, Bournemouth, Dorset

Richmond Hill St Andrew’s United Reformed (Congregational) Church, Bournemouth, Dorset
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The Milennium Tapestry consists of ten embroidered panels around the text: "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever" and eight types of cross used by different denominations. The panels depict: (1) Creation, (2) Garden of Eden, (3) Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, (4) Nativity, (5) The Cross and Resurrection, (6) St Paul’s journey from Jerusalem to Rome, (7) Mediaeval panel – a journey through our Faith, (8) First printed Bible, (9) Victorian Sunday Schools, (10) the Covenanted Churches of the Town Centre

Why does reformed church ignore Catholic Epistles?

Question by : Why does reformed church ignore Catholic Epistles?
I’m reformed but this really makes no sense to me. There’s 2 John and 3 John. I tried with a couple reformed churches websites and none of those pastors ever preach from 2 or 3 John. Why is that so?

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Answer by John Ham
I know this is around about way of answering your question but I think you will get the point.

Question: What is the difference between Catholicism and Biblical Christianity?

Answer: Catholicism and Biblical Christianity are divergent religions. They are built on different foundations, and they propose different ways of salvation.

In principle, Christianity is built solely on the Holy Scriptures, the written Word of God. The Bible is our only infallible rule of faith, being sufficient to give us the sure knowledge of the Gospel for our salvation and holiness.

Roman Catholicism demands submission of the intellect and will to the doctrines taught by the Roman magisterium (the Pope and bishops). It is claimed that the Catholic Church derives its doctrines from the ‘sacred deposit’ found in Scriptures and Sacred Tradition. However the faithful cannot verify these doctrines by referring to the original sources. The Scriptures are inaccessible because only the magisterium is able to establish the authentic meaning. Similarly the contents of Sacred Tradition can only be known through the magisterium. Roman Catholicism is mental and spiritual slavery to the Vatican.

As expected, since the foundations are different, so are the edifices built upon them. Christianity stands on the Gospel of God’s sovereign grace. In love, God predestines His chosen ones to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ, their sole mediator. The Son became man and gave His life as a ransom to secure their freedom from sin. Being dead in sin, they are completely unable to convert ourselves or merit God’s favour. Therefore God graciously grants His people repentance and faith to turn to Him and trust in Christ Jesus for salvation. Believers are accepted in Christ, solely on the merit of His righteousness and blood, and not because of any goodness or human merit. God also resides in His people by the Holy Spirit, enabling them to obey and glorify the Father, and to guarantee their inheritance in heaven forever.

Rome’s ‘gospel’ is not good news at all. The Roman institution, calling itself ‘The Church,’ usurps Christ’s mediatorial office, proclaiming herself as the ‘sacrament of salvation.’ The ‘Church’ dispenses salvation to her faithful in small portions, starting at baptism and continuing throughout life. Forgiveness can only be obtained through the sacrament of penance. The benefits of Christ’s sacrifice are accessible through the sacrifice of the Mass. Instead of teaching the faithful to rest in Christ by faith, Catholics are taught to perform religious works to ‘merit grace’ and to do penance to make satisfaction. Even after death, Catholics remains dependent on the “Church” to relieve their suffering in Purgatory by masses and indulgences.

The Roman Catholic Church is a mighty obstacle to anyone seeking salvation, enslaving millions of people to a religious system and preventing them from coming directly to Christ.

The choice is between the Bible and the Roman magisterium. The choice is between salvation by grace through faith in Christ, or through human merit and effort in the Roman religion.

What do you think? Answer below!

Richmond Hill Congregational (United Reformed) Church, Bournemouth

Richmond Hill Congregational (United Reformed) Church, Bournemouth
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The original Richmond Hill Congregational Church. The land in Sanatorium Road (later renamed Bourne Avenue) was given by George Durrant. The foundation stone was laid on 4th July, 1854, but the church did not open for worship until 8th March, 1859 (a legal challenge regarding land ownership, due to alleged outstanding mortgage payments, having led to delays). The Covenant to form the church was signed by twenty-four people in 1856. The first Minister was Rev Hector McMillan, a Presbyterian. However, by the end of that same year the first corrugated iron St Andrew’s "Scotch" Presbyterian Church was erected at the bottom of Richmond Hill. The foundation stone for an extension (lecture rooms and a classroom) was laid in 1876 but, by the time the Rev Ossian Davies became Minister in 1887, the rapidly growing population had outgrown the first church and plans were laid for a full rebuild. The final service in this building was on 4th May, 1890, after which it was immediately demolished to make way for the new church was was opened the following year. However, the corner stone was relaid on September the 3rd, 1890, as part of the replacement church.

What is Reformed Theology?: Understanding the Basics

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What is Reformed Theology? is an introduction to a doctrine that has eluded so many evangelical Christians. And who better to teach about Reformed theology than R. C. Sproul? In thoroughly expounding the foundational doctrines and five points, Sproul asserts the reality of God’s amazing grace.

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A New Way of Belonging: Covenant Theology, China, and the Christian Reformed Church, 1921-1951 (The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America)

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Leithart Is The Organizing Pastor At Trinity Reformed Church

Leithart Is The Organizing Pastor At Trinity Reformed Church

 

Peter J. Leithart is the organizing pastor at Trinity Reformed Church, christ Reformed Evangelical congregation, and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Senior Fellow of Theology for New Saint Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho. Deep Exegesis is a filmy, optimistic, and well-written book, with varied-spanning and interdisciplinary implications. Impressively, Leithart returns frequently to his exegesis of the blind man in John 9, which provides footing for the interconnecting logic of his book. As we witness the break of the blind man’s eyes, Leithart steers his hermeneutic through each part and directs our notice to the “precious and deeply varied sensus Christian Louboutin Blu Sati Anemon Pumps auction of the sacramental word” (vii). Leithart balances and harmonizes bucolic, academic, and literary aims in this new work that is written for a diverse authence, “the scholar, pastor, reader, believer deserted with Bible” (208). Leithart avoids hasty, beeline interpretations; sooner, he insists that the art and talent of interpretation requires time depleted gently pouring over the contours of the text. Consequently,Christian Louboutin carnava pink  Leithart, who wants “to contribute to the recovery of Scripture as the world-forming book it was proposed to be” (34), focuses his energies primarily ahead advocating a hermeneutic of the letter, that is, the “basis,” which he believes is “very alike to the fourfold approach” or quadriga “developed by medieval Bible teachers” (Christian Louboutin crimso sati anemon pumps).
Both the Bible and biblical interpretation have an account, but before Leithart takes on the narrative bondage of potent it, he provides six concise pages in his first interval that portray the Bible’s contemporary inability. He writes: “It [the Bible] no longer shapes our imaginations, poetry, or our politics” (6). According to Leithart, this was not always the case; he believes that in the earlier, the Bible was “much more than a ‘banner of authenticity;'” it was also a “civilization-edifice book as well as a serious tool” (1), and that “Protestant biblical interpretation was also broad enough to encompass following and societal concerns” (2). This modified is a sad actuality, but Leithart demonstrates his adulthood as a historian and critic by avoiding oversimplified and exterior-rank critiques of this truth; he maintains the secularists are not only liable for the Bible’s waning change and argues that “the cathedral is at slightest as liable” (  Christian Louboutin suede sandels blue).