Thursday, February 8, 2018

Odyssey of Faith: The Colony of Virginia, Jamestown and You

Odyssey of Faith: The Colony of Virginia, Jamestown and You by Chris Evans 

About the book:

The Jamestown settlers arrived on the shores of Virginia Beach on three English ships, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery, led by Captain John Smith, Edward Maria Wingfield, and their chaplain Reverend Robert Hunt. 

Read the exciting story of the founding of America from the fresh perspective of primary sources!

  • Primary source quotes that even children can understand.
  • Read to your children, or use as part of your Virginia history curriculum.
  • For use in schools, home schools, churches, history camps and other educational settings.
  • “Did you know section” section with 22 fascinating little-known facts.
  • A Coloring book featuring 26 original line drawings is available in print.

Visit the website and purchase here

Purchase kindle edition on Amazon here

Interview with John Otis on “The Federal Vision Revisited by One of Its Published Critics” (Iron Sharpens Iron)

Hear John Otis discuss the Federal Vision heresy in this recent interview on Iron Sharpens Iron radio.

Listen here

Otis is author of "Danger in the Camp: An Analysis and Refutation of the Heresies of the Federal Vision," one of the most thorough critiques of the Federal Vision that has been published. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Alliance of Reformed and Theonomic Churches (ARTC)

"The goal of the ARTC is unity within the nuances of certain aspects of diversity while remaining adherent to the "Five Sola" doctrinal structure of the Reformation. The ARTC does not wish to micro-manage every nuance of every congregation such as the methodology of the sacraments, head coverings, liturgy, exclusive psalmody, and non-instrumentation within the worship. These will be left to the local session. The ARTC encourages all worship to be done soberly, in right order and regulated by Scripture."

Learn more about the ARTC, including a directory of its churches, here.

Churches must reject the Federal Vision and New Perspective on Paul heresies. 

The ARTC Facebook page is here.

A meeting is planned next week for those interested in joining. From the Facebook page:

"Pastors, and administrative leaders from The ARTC will be meeting on January 15th (Martin Luther King Day) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA. The meeting will begin at 10am but will continue throughout the day.

Any pastor or church leader who may be interested in learning more about the ARTC federation can join us at the Crowne, or go to our website to learn more.

For immediate questions please email"

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Spirit of the Law -- a critique of Dr. Joel McDurmon’s Cherem Principle as put forward in his book, The Bounds of Love (by Robert J. Hoyle)

According to Joel McDurmon's Cherem Principle (in his book "The Bounds of Love"), civil penalties for violations of the First Table of the Law should no longer be enforced, as well as the death penalty for sodomy, adultery, and bestiality. 

Robert J. Hoyle has written a critique of Joel McDurmon's Cherum Principle in a piece titled "Spirit of the Law -- a critique of Dr. Joel McDurmon’s Cherem Principle as put forward in his book, The Bounds of Love." We highly recommend this article, which has been endorsed by the great theonomy defender Joseph Morecraft, III. Morecraft writes in the forward:
Robert Hoyle’s article is a well-written corrective of Joel McDurmon’s innovative interpretation of the relationship between biblical law and the civil government in his book, “The Bounds of Love.” Hoyle’s article is representative of solid biblical exegesis, consistent use of the grammatical-historical hermeneutic, and of an earlier and more biblical theology of Christian Reconstruction. I look forward to more books and articles by R. J. Hoyle expounding and defending the historic reformed faith and biblical ethics.
McDurmon’s interpretation greatly limits the role of civil government in opposing evil in our culture. Because of that, it will have the unintended effect of emboldening evil people. I have learned much from Joel McDurmon; he has a mind for the universe, narrowed by Jim Jordan’s hermeneutic. My sincere prayer is that God would bless R. J. Hoyle in everything he sets his hand to do as he is faithful to Him.
Read "Spirit of the Law -- a critique of Dr. Joel McDurmon’s Cherem Principle as put forward in his book, The Bounds of Love" by Robert J. Hoyle here.