The Sodomite “Marriage” Debate is Not About Marriage

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 29, 2015

As we grapple with how to respond to the recent shifts regarding homosexuality in our nation and around the world, there is something that we need to recognize about this issue and why it is being put forward.

We cannot understand the heart of the matter unless we recognize that the homosexual marriage advocates are not really interested in...


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Please Pray for Me at China Bridge

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 26, 2015

Please pray for Jeff Pollard and I as we spend the next three days speaking at China Bridge, where we will be addressing a Chinese Church in the Los Angeles area, and then the messages will be translated and broadcasted for Churches in China. Our friends Sam Waldron and Paul Washer have done this as well. We will be preaching on Friday night,...


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Gospel-Centered Marriages

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 26, 2015

With the Supreme Court's decision on sodomite marriage, will the church stand strong on the truth of God's Word, or will it cave the pressures from the culture? One of the most important ways that we defend marriage is by having marriages according to Gods design.

A couple of years ago, we hosted a conference titled, "Gospel-Centered...


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God’s Effectual Call

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 25, 2015

The next chapter in the confession is titled, “Of Effectual Calling,” and it is a logical sequel to the last chapter on free will. If you remember, we learned in the last chapter that man in his unregenerate state has totally lost, as a result of Adam’s fall in the garden of Eden, the ability to will to repent and believe on the Lord...


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Article XII - The Biblical Revelation Is Sufficient for Worship and Discipleship

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 24, 2015

We affirm that the biblical doctrine, principles and precepts that God has revealed in His Word for corporate, family, and individual worship and discipleship are sufficient for knowing how to worship God in a manner acceptable to Him and for the effective edification of the saints. (1 Cor. 11:1-12; 14:34; Gal. 1:8-9; Eph. 5:22-33; 6:1-4; 1...


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Is it Wrong to Emphasize Holiness?

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 23, 2015

Here is a short clip from Dr. Richard D. Phillips titled, “Holiness & Self-Righteousness?” It is often said in modern Christendom that to focus on holiness and obedience to God leads to self-righteousness. Dr. Phillips shows that this is far from the truth.

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Why Don’t Churches Practice Church Discipline?

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 22, 2015

Why don't churches practice church discipline? Chuck Lawless gives twelve reasons he has noticed why they don't. Here's the article:

Some years ago, I conducted a study and wrote a book on membership classes in local churches. Many of those churches included teaching church covenants in their membership class, but they talked very little...


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Does Man Have a Free Will?

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 19, 2015

This has been the subject of much debate throughout church history. Heresies have been crafted and proclaimed on the basis of a wrong view of this critical doctrine. It would be an understatement to say, "This is an important doctrine." No, this is a really important doctrine, and it is important that we are grounded in a biblical view of free...


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Article XI - The Church is a Family of Believers that Includes Families

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 18, 2015

We affirm that local churches are spiritual households of faith, and that congregations of the visible church include individuals and family units that should be cared for and strengthened by the church to fulfill their God ordained roles, not only as individuals but also as families (Eph. 4:1-32; 5:22-33; 6:1-4; 1 Tim. 3:15; 1 Peter 3:1-7).

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Andrew Fuller on Church Discipline

Posted by Scott Brown on Jun. 17, 2015

David Prince has extracted some important sections from The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller: Expositions—Miscellaneous. These quotations reflect the various conflicts and difficulties that always follow church discipline situations. I highly recommend this article, Gospel-Centered Church Discipline – Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)

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