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Infant Communion – 1977

COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE SITUATION AT WESTMINSTER SEMINARY IN REGARD TO INFANT COMMUNION PREFACE Your committee was instructed to investigate the situation at Westminster Theological Seminary regarding the subject of “Infant Communion.” Your committee judged that in investigating this matter, it was necessary to consider and make recommendations regarding the position itself, its relation to students for our Classic ministry, …

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Justification Report – 2004

HTML clipboard REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO STUDY JUSTIFICATION IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT JUSTIFICATION CONTROVERSY Presented to 258th Synod of the Reformed Church of the United States May 10-13, 2004 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION NORMAN SHEPHERD’S DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION I. WESTMINSTER’S PERCEPTION OF SHEPHERD’S THEOLOGY A.     The Early Stages of the Controversy B.     Philip’s Hughes’ dissent C.     Charges …

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Women in the Military – 1996

Special Committee Report of the Reformed Church in the United States (1996) This report proposes to show that there is no Scriptural warrant, either stated or inferred, giving grounds for women to serve in the military. The procedure will be, first, to examine the order of creation to show why women are not to be mustered out for military service. …

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Sacraments

Our Belgic Confession says, We believe, that our gracious God, on account of our weakness and infirmities hath ordained the sacraments for us, thereby to seal unto us his promises, and to be pledges of the good will and grace of God toward us, and also to nourish and strengthen our faith; which he hath joined to the Word of …

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Suggested Order of Public Worship

The elements of worship set forth in the Scriptures may be used in the service of public worship in the order suggested here: Call to Worship Salutation Invocation Psalm or Hymn Scripture Prayer Psalm or Hymn Sermon Prayer Offering Psalm or Hymn Benediction Doxology These specific elements may also be used in the service of public worship when desired: the …

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