By: Rev. Jeffrey E. Ries This past Sunday, January 11th, was the 1st Sunday after the Epiphany. While some will have heard the story of the boy Jesus in the temple from Luke Chapter 2. Many will have heard the account of The Baptism of Our Lord in the Jordan River by John the […]

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By: Pr. Matt Richard In a previous article about infant baptism, I covered one of the main reasons why Evangelicals struggle with infant baptism. In my previous article I assert that the reason for the struggle over infant baptism is due to it being the quintessential picture of divine monergism. Monergism, as you may know, […]

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By: Pr. Matt Richard During my past 11 years of pastoral ministry, the discussion with Evangelicals that has resulted in the most confusion, tension, and conflict is most definitely the dialog over infant baptism. Otherwise stated, in my humble opinion there is nothing more offensive to our Evangelical brothers and sisters (those who believe that […]

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By: Pr. Matt Richard The sacraments of baptism and communion were instituted by Jesus. He calls the church to baptize in the great commission of Matthew 28:16-20 and He also calls the church to the Lord’s Table (i.e. communion) in Matthew 26:26-29 and Luke 22:14-20. We practice baptism and communion because Jesus said to. Simple […]

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By: Pr. Matt Richard The following material is a compilation of pithy theological quotes that have been gathered over the past several years from conversations, various books, and pastoral encounters. These pithy quotes have been adapted and organized into approximately 36 different doctrinal subjects. Each doctrinal subject though, presents two opposing theological views laid forth […]

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