Reviewing & Clarifying the Lord’s Supper

The Reformed generally held to a real presence of Christ in the sacrament, or ordinance, of the Lord’s Supper and the Particular Baptists of the seventeenth century are no exception. The Second London says: 7. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this ordinance, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, […]

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Excommunicating The Fathers

“Two-thousand years of church history,” by itself, is a humbling consideration… at least it should be. The church has a very complex and colorful past. From the Mediterranean coastal lands to the north African deserts and central Europe; from Christians who dwelt in trees to those who lived in rock igloos in islands. The church […]

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Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): Churchmanship

It may seem odd that in a series on associationalism I’d divert to talking about individual responsibility within any given local church. But, a church only works insofar as its members obey Christ, and an association only runs as well as local churches function rightly. I will define churchmanship as the dutiful practice of serving […]

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Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): The General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is an annual meeting which consists of full subscription members of ARBCA churches. The attendees of the GA, in the ARBCA constitution, are referred to as “messengers,” or members in good standing who subscribe fully to the Second London Confession. The ARBCA constitution reads: Messengers from member churches will convene at […]

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Blessed By My Association (ARBCA): The Nature of Councils and Committees

In the previous article, the prologue, I discussed the definition and nature of an association, more specifically, of ARBCA, one of the more influential Particular Baptist associations in the U.S. If you have not read that article yet, I’d encourage you do so by clicking here. In this article, I would like to discuss the […]

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