The Purpose of this website

The Purpose of this website is to provide biblical resources for believers to grow in their faith and knowledge of the Word of God and as a result of growing in their faith and understanding of the word of God have a greater love for Christ and His Word.

I fully subscribe to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith as a faithful expression of biblical doctrine:

http://www.vor.org/truth/1689/1689bc00.html

I’m a member of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale CA:

http://grbcav.org/

what this website is not for:

This website is not here to provide theological discussion to boost one’s pride of what they know about the Bible.  Doctrinal understanding without being born again saves no one, so the material on this website will only be of use in sanctification to those who have put their faith in Christ.

This blog is not meant to replace the importance of the local church nor support a form pietism that undermines the importance of the local church.

“23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.”

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Heb 10:23–25.

This two part interview with Jeffrey Johnson on his book, The Church Why Bother? is very useful in explaining the importance of the local church:

http://confessingbaptist.com/podcast015/

http://confessingbaptist.com/podcast016/

Understanding the Means of Grace is also very important for understanding the importance of the local church so that personal piety isn’t placed above the importance of the local church.

CHAPTER 14; OF SAVING FAITH (1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith)

Paragraph 1. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts,1 and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word;2 by which also, and by the administration of baptism and the Lord’s supper, prayer, and other means appointed of God, it is increased and strengthened.3
1 2 Cor. 4:13; Eph. 2:8
2 Rom. 10:14,17
3 Luke 17:5; 1 Pet. 2:2; Acts 20:32

https://1689reformedbaptist.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/building-tomorrows-church-conference-2013-the-visible-church-and-its-means-of-grace/

Disclaimer: just because I link to resources from another blog or website or have a blog on the blogroll doesn’t mean that I endorse all of the views of the author of that website, blog, or book.  Have a Berean spirit (Acts 17:11).

Here is the ARBCA Church Directory Page to find a local Reformed Baptist Church in the US:

http://www.arbca.com/churches

 

 

4 thoughts on “The Purpose of this website”

  1. I appreciate your link to Covenant Media Foundation and the work of the late Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen, but we hold the copyright to all audio and video files. They are not to be posted to any website without our consent. Those who have posted recordings to You Tube are in violation of our copyright.

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