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Genesis 38:12-26, Ephesians 4:29—5:2
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What about Halloween?
Our church does not forbid participation in Halloween, because the Bible does not. Therefore, going “trick-or-treating” is not necessarily wrong. Some on the session remain fascinated by jack-o-lanterns. Nor do we think all scary things must be automatically reviled. Nonetheless, the following biblical considerations keep us from an uncritical, full-blown participation in Halloween. We do not condemn Christians who disagree, as long as they share their candy with us. [continued]
Who are we? New Life Orthodox Presbyterian Church is a community of people joined together by faith in Jesus Christ, the one sent by the Father to die for our sins. In Jesus, we have a new Savior and Friend; a new Father in heaven; a new Spirit of love and boldness; a new family in other believers; a new task while here on earth; a new hope for eternity—a new life!
Living as God’s new creation is not a momentary, one-time act, but a life-changing passion. We at New Life are committed to serving Christ—being and making faithful disciples. It is an exhilarating, life-long calling. We invite you to share it with us.
What is the Reformed faith? The Reformed faith takes the Bible with the utmost seriousness. It is but another way of saying that “from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen.” (Rom. 11:36). The Reformed faith seeks to maintain the entire teaching of the Bible, rightly understood. [continued at Orthodox Presbyterian Church website, our denomination]
A Brief and Untechnical Statement of the Reformed Faith by Benjamin B. Warfield
I believe that my one aim in life and death should be to glorify God and enjoy him forever; and that God teaches me how to glorify him in his holy Word, that is, the Bible, which he had given by the infallible inspiration of this Holy Spirit in order that I may certainly know what I am to believe concerning him and what duty he requires of me. [Read on…]
Who are those old guys at the top of the page? Just six of the many people who have preceded us in making an impact for the Christian faith. Although they were fallible humans, their devotion to knowing Christ, promoting His gospel, and teaching it clearly is inspiring to us all in carrying out our own callings.
Westminster Larger Catechism Question 126: What is the general scope of the fifth commandment?
Answer: The general scope of the fifth commandment is, the performance of those duties which we mutually owe in our several relations, as inferiors, superiors, or equals.[w]
w. Eph. 5:21 … submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 1 Pet. 2:17. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. Rom. 12:10. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another. See Rom. 13:1, 7; Eph. 5:22, 24; 6:1, 4–5, 9.
[Read the complete Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms here.]