Unity in Christ

This post was originally published over at http://www.CitizenPriest.com under the heading Unity in Christ (Weekly Refreshment). _________________   “14For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances,…

Studies in The Baptist Catechism: Section Four – Our First Parents, Sin, and the Fall (Q.22)

Earlier Studies – Studies in The Baptist Catechism: Section One – Authority, Revelation, and Scripture Studies in The Baptist Catechism: Section Two – Theology Proper Studies in The Baptist Catechism: Section Three – The Decrees of God Listen to the audio for this lesson here. ____________________________   Q.22: What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell? A. All mankind…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 279

Day 279 Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day. Chapter 22, Paragraph 5. “…and the Lord’s Supper…” Scripture Lookup 1 Corinthians 11:26 Reflection Like baptism, the Lord’s Supper is a public demonstration of union with Christ. Rather than an individual declaring her union with Christ, communion is that individual joined with the church in declaring…

The Sacraments in Black Spirituality

In regards to our previous discussion on traditional Black spirituality, the second commonality with Reformed spirituality is a high view of the sacraments. In other words, a point in which Reformed and Black Christians both hold is that a person cannot truly be spiritual and grow in the Lord if they perpetually neglect the sacraments. In…

Why Mark Jones Is Right… and Wrong

Let me be the first (perhaps not) Baptist to admit that Mark Jones was spot on in many regards in his post “A Plea for Realism”:Are Presbyterians Christians? It seems to me that Mark Jones is simply calling for a little intellectual honesty from us Baptists. Well, allow me to humor him. I certainly agree…