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Harold Camping’s View of the Church

REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO STUDY HAROLD CAMPING’S VIEW OF THE CHURCH This report was adopted by our Western Classis and is not a Synodical report. INTRODUCTION Your committee was assigned to study and assess the teaching of Mr. Harold Camping regarding the church – in particular that the era of the visible church has ended. It is his …

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Principles of Church Unity – 1999

Special Committee Report of the Reformed Church in the United States (1999) The attribute of unity in the church is a necessary doctrine because God has constituted the church to be the undivided body of our Lord Jesus Christ. The necessary unity of the body of Christ is analogous to the union of the members of the human body. In …

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The Days of Creation – 1999

Table of Contents Introduction The Importance of the Doctrine for Sound Theology The Doctrine of Creation in the History of the Church Church Fathers in the Early New Testament Period The Reformers A Change of Thought The Situation Today The Hermeneutics of Genesis One Hermeneutics The Pretense of Objectivity Examples of Objectivity A Moral Duty Unbiblical Theories of Creation Six …

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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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