Sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 – “All Because of the Resurrection”

Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament: [Psa 16:1-11 ESV] 1 A Miktam of David. Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” 3 As for the saints …

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The Consent of MOST of the Parts

Many who follow the theology of Cornelius Van Til also support strict subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith. Examples include Morton H. Smith1and R. Scott Clark.2 Even a whole denomination, the recently-defunct RPCUS (1983-2020) was committed to both Strict Subscriptionism and Van Tillian Apologetics.3 But for all the support of the Westminster Confession among …

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Sermon on Acts 1:12-26 – “From Eleven to Twelve”

Sermon for Sunday Evening, March 28th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Scripture reading: [Act 1:12-26 ESV] 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they …

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Sermon on Acts 6:14-27 – “The Genealogy of Moses and Aaron”

Sermon for Sunday, March 8th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 6:14-27 ESV] 14 These are the heads of their fathers’ houses: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi; these are the clans of Reuben. 15 The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, …

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Scriptural Reference Combined Index of Gordon H. Clark Books

Scriptural Reference Combined Index of Gordon H. Clark Books ACPE – A Christian Philosophy of Education, 1946, 2nd ed. 1988 AT – The Atonement, 1987, 2nd ed. 1996 BP – Biblical Predestination, 1974 CP – An Introduction to Christian Philosophy, 1968, 2nd ed. 1993 EP – Essays on Ethics and Politics, 1992 FC – First …

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Sermon on Exodus 5:1-23 – “Bricks Without Straw”

Sermon for Sunday, February 21st, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Psa 14:1-7 ESV] 1 To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. 2 The LORD looks down from …

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Sermon on Exodus 4:18-31 – “Moses’s Meetings”

Sermon for Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 4:18-31 ESV] 18 Moses went back to Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please let me go back to my brothers in Egypt to see whether they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses, “Go …

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Sermon on Exodus 4:1-17 – “The Lord Who Made You”

Sermon for Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 4:1-17 ESV] 1 Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The LORD did not appear to you.’” 2 The LORD said to him, “What is …

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Anthropopathism and God’s Desire of Salvation

Anthropopathism and God’s Desire of Salvation By Douglas J. Douma and Benjamin Wong THESIS: The doctrine of divine anthropopathism provides a sufficient though not necessary reason for denying the well-meant offer; the teaching that God desires the salvation even of the reprobate. A disagreement regarding the extent and nature of God’s desire of salvation which …

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Sermon on Exodus 1:15-22 – “The Virtue of Disobedience”

Sermon for Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 1:15-22 ESV] 15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 “When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on …

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The Only Truth

One of Francis Schaeffer’s greatest contributions was to warn Christians about what we now call Postmodernism, that truth-denying relativistic philosophy which in the last fifty years has had considerable and increasing sway over society. Schaeffer did well to warn us of it. For at least two hundred years the rationalistic philosophy of Modernism plagued the …

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A Terror to Good Works

Christian ministers and theologians commonly note that our obligation to obey the magistrate ends whenever morality is concerned. That is, while the Christian is to “be subject to the governing authorities” (Romans 13:1), this is limited by the necessity to “obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29) But recently I’ve been considering whether there are …

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