Monday, March 1, 2010

Carl Trueman:the most broken vow of all


This is a very thought provoking post by Carl Trueman. Check it out here.

5 comments:

Rick Calohan said...

Not trying to be dissentful but does not your blog and facebook commentaries lend to such underpinnings? For example when you and I disagree on the Manhattan Declaration, or since we changed the elements in communion while I agree with the wine change I may still yearn for the old communion wafers because it is what I am use to. Because when it comes to church discipline I know the Bible is clear, so I try to limit my dissent to the two and out policy so as not to divide the brethren. I will say that at my time at Redeemer there has not been one sermon have I questioned the message for on that all the pastors at Redeemer are true to the Word of God. Here I stand I can do no other, God help me. ; )

Woody Woodward said...

Pastor, will you keep your blog going during your much needed sabbatical?

Reepicheep said...

Rick,
You have never been divisive or disrespectful of RPC leadership. As you know, this is my blog and the opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the collective Session. You should feel free to interact with anything I post...besides, if I want your opinion I'll give it to you! :)

Things like pastor's blogs and FB pages can blur lines, but overall I think they help with pastoral interaction and discipleship both ways.

Woodster,
Reepicheep will not be on sabbatical...

Zach said...

"The most broken vow is almost certainly that by which church members submit to the authority and teaching of the elders in the church."

Tony,

I'm not familiar with these vows. Could you provide a link to one? Thanks.

Reepicheep said...

Zach,

Here's a link to a good article by our denominational magazine about membership vows with the actual vows listed at the bottom.

Trueman's statement is is a wider application of Vow #4. He may have some other specific vow in mind that we don't have specifically in the PCA.

http://byfaithonline.com/page/in-the-church/re-membering-the-body