So why such an old confession? Isn’t newer better? Not always, The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and the Savoy Declaration (1658), was written by Puritans who wanted that their particular church organisation reflect what they perceived to be Biblical teaching. The Puritans Have always gotten a bad rap, they didn’t have a good PR department. In most cases when you mention the puritans many people think of “the scarlet letter” A made up story portraying the puritans as graceless christians, looking to shame anyone who sinned. When you read what they wrote, you come to realize that they committed themselves to the studying of God’s word completely, producing doctrines of faith that to this day are still being used today. The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, also called the Second London Baptist Confession, was written by Particular Baptists, Who saw the early confessions lacking some important details regarding the sovereignty of God. The Particular Baptists brought to their confession the full weight of God’s doctrines of grace. The other confessions although being completely biblical left open for misinterpretation some points regarding baptism. So the 1689 London confession of faith gives the world a complete Baptist perspective.
1689 London Confession of Faith http://www.rblist.org/1689.pdf
Early Christian Creeds
Nicene Creed (325 A.D.)
Athanasian Creed (500 A.D.)
Chalcedonian Creed (451 A.D.)
Canons on the Council of Orange (529 A.D.)
Statement of faith of the 3rd Council of Constantinople (681 A.D.) Reformation Confessions
Luther’s 95 Theses (1517 A.D.)
Augsburg Confession (1530 A.D.)
Belgic Confession (1561 A.D.)
Heidelberg Catechism (1576 A.D.)
Canons of Dort (1619 A.D.)
Westminster Confession (1647 A.D.)
Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647 A.D.)
Waldensian Confession (1655 A.D.) Second London Baptist Confession (1689 A.D.) Contemporary Statements
Chicago Statement on biblical Inerrancy
The tabernacle tour was a fantastic surprise! The Presenter “Allison Marshall” did such a great job connecting Christ’s life and teachings to the tabernacle symbols. Jesus did come and tabernacle with mankind, John chapter 7 and 8, He fulfills the actions and elements performed in the tabernacle. He is our High Priest. Hebrews 2:17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
It’s awesome that many of God’s first chosen people have heard Allison’s presentation, I can’t help but think they would walk away felling jealous because of how God has continued without them. So lets pray for the Jewish people who chose their tradition over the truth that Jesus came to die once for the sins of the world.
Romans 11:11-12 (ESV)
11 So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather, through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. 12 Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!
I don’t film witness encounters much any more, it is a great way to get people talking, it also helps as a coach, you can watch it and see the things you could have said that would have made the encounter more God glorifying. Micah was very open to talk, I could have talked longer with him in hindsight. As you watch this think of what you would have said. After the football game many arm chair quarterbacks come alive with all sorts of opinions of what should have been done.
When I watched this the biggest, “I wish I would have said this” was when Micah said there is going to be a vegetarian only sacrifice system in the future for Israel, but here is what the Bible says, Exodus 30:9-11 (ESV) 9 You shall not offer unauthorized incense on it, or a burnt offering, or a grain offering, and you shall not pour a drink offering on it. 10 Aaron shall make atonement on its horns once a year. With the blood of the sin offering of atonement he shall make atonement for it once in the year throughout your generations. It is most holy to the Lord.” and Hebrews 9:21-23 (ESV) 21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. 22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. 23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
So take a peek, think of what was good about the witness, and of what could have been better, and above all pray that Macah will continue to seek the truth, and be open to Jesus being the messiah.
Ultrasounds for Killing, Not Care, at Planned Parenthood
From live Action
At Planned Parenthood, Live Action investigators discovered ultrasound machines generally only have one purpose: abortion. Planned Parenthood uses ultrasound to determine a baby’s age and position in the womb before it kills her. Investigators asked 68 Planned Parenthood facilities for ultrasounds to check the health of their babies, but only 3 were able to provide them. The remainder either did not do ultrasounds or used ultrasounds for abortions only.
I wonder why they don’t let the mother see their baby?
Science is winning, younger Americans are against abortion…
“Millennials have also grown up amid the grim images of abortion and its aftermath. For many, the willful destruction of life in the womb seems less an act of “reproductive freedom” than an act of violence against an innocent victim.” Boston Globe …
While Islam is often presented as a force for social justice in the West, the truth is that Muhammad bought, sold, owned, and traded black African slaves. Muhammad’s followers institutionalized black African slavery centuries a thousand years before the United States even existed. In this video, Sarah Foster educates Muslims about the history of slavery in Africa.
It has been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. It was an event that changed the world. We will spend some time this year observing what the reformers taught, and proclaimed from scripture. please join us, every Sunday at 9 am for study and 10:30 am for worship.
Quote from Matt Barber CNN“I’ve just had a chance to finally watch this. I’m a 260-pound former professional boxer and ex-cop who’s sitting here bawling like a baby. This is, bar none, the most compelling and comprehensive piece of its kind. I guess I can’t even say ‘of its kind’ because it’s totally unique. I’ve never seen anything so comprehensive. It’s visually stunning, winsome, compassionate, intellectually unassailable and moving to the extreme. Somehow you managed, in about an hour, to make the case, beyond any reasonable doubt, for the Creator God, and bring it home to the Truth of Christ. This is your masterpiece. Let me know how I can help you get it out far and wide.”
“‘Audacity’ will rock your assumptions…a must-watch!”
Director/Producer, Fireproof and Courageous
Ray wrote and directed this his first ever movie that isn’t just him lovingly tell the gospel to anyone he happens on the street. His wit, his love. the truth of the gospel all come alive in Audacity. the Subject Homosexuality, the task explain Gods position on Homosexuality. Tahoe Community Church will be hosting a special showing of the movie July 19th at 8pm. It’s a free event and is really thought provoking! True to scripture, Ray clearly and lovingly points out the logic behind God’s commands against Homosexuality.
Daniel and his family join us once a year to worship, when he’s here on vacation, he takes time to preach on the streets. Daniel loves people, we would call him an evangelist, and say he has a gift to evangelizes. According to a survey done by Bill Bright a few years ago, only about 2% of professing Christians share their faith. Do you believe what the bible says about those who face God on judgment day without having their sins paid for by Christ’s act of love on the Cross? Evangelist’s believe, but it’s not really a special gift they are exercising that they have and other believers don’t. We don’t say God has gifted some to hand out food, we say that we are loving our neighbor, it’s love. So if we’re not out sharing God’s love by proclaiming the Gospel, then we’re not loving our neighbor. To evangelize, is to love, so consider going forth with the love of the gospel story, because it’s command to us all to go and make disciples, and disciples make other disciples.