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Why does our church use a confession of faith?

The use of confessions of faith is a common practice among reformed churches. Dutch Reformed Churches use the Three Forms of Unity, Presbyterians have the Westminster Confession of Faith, and Reformed Baptists hold to the 2nd London Confession…
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Does Matthew 25:31-46 teach salvation by works?

The question of good works and the final judgment is one that often perplexes the people of God. The teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25 is relevant as it is a clear statement of the judgment of the sheep and the goats. There are several reasons…
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What does it mean to “fear God?”

The Bible often speaks about the “fear of God.” There are two types of the fear of God, the first is a slavish fear, and the second is a filial fear. Both are referred to in Exodus 20:20, “And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not fear [slavish];…

Are They Few That Be Saved? (ebook)

How many people will be saved? How many people will be left? The answers to these questions often constitute an objection to the goodness of God.Why doesn't God save everyone?  Warfield’s essay on the subject addresses these issues relating…

What is Easy Believism?

The problem of easy believism is a legitimate threat to Christian orthodoxy, but to properly address how it departs from biblical doctrine, it is important to identify its characteristics and to guard against its misrepresentation. In the first…
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What Does Biblical Preaching Look Like?

In 2 Timothy 2:15, Paul writes, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” There are several things the church needs to hear about this text. In the…

How to find out if you’re one of the elect

The Bible teaches what has been commonly referred to in the history of theology as “Calvinism.” The second point of the Five Points of Calvinism is called “unconditional election,” which means that God chose us in Christ before the foundation…

Excerpt: One insurrectionist saved, so that no sinner might despair

Listen to this short 5 minute excerpt from the sermon on The Thief on the Cross. https://youtu.be/KRjqU1avoy0 He [Jesus] says the Son of Man will be lifted up and everyone who looks to Me will live. Brethren, faith is what it's about. This…
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FBGC Update – July 4

With reference to church attendance at FGBC, as of June 28th we are no longer scheduling attendance for morning and evening services, but have gone back to a first come first serve basis. This took effect on Sunday, June 28. There have been…

FGBC Update – June 5th

Brethren, Greetings in the Lord Jesus. There are no changes affecting worship on this Sunday. We will have Confession study (ch.24) at 9:30a.m. (available on Zoom), morning worship at 11:00a.m., and evening worship at 5:00p.m. Both services…

Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?

Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord? A Biblical Theology of the book of Leviticus L. Michael Morales (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2015, 347pp.) Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord (WSA) is a compelling study that…

The Fear of God

The Bible often speaks about the “fear of God.” There are two types of the fear of God, the first is a slavish fear, and the second is a filial fear. Both are referred to in Exodus 20:20, “And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not fear [slavish];…

The Lawful Use of God’s Law

The law is used by God for the restraint of sin among men.

A Necessary Distinction

The doctrines of justification and sanctification are both necessary components of the Christian faith. There is no such thing as a justified but unsanctified sinner and no such thing as a sanctified but unjustified sinner. Both are essential.

The Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats (Mt 25:31-46)

The question of good works and the final judgment is one that often perplexes the people of God. The teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25 is relevant as it is a clear statement of the judgment of the sheep and the goats. There are several reasons…

Surrey Reformed Baptist Church Bible Study and Church Plant – Fall 2017 Update

Fall 2017 | Update Much has happened since our Spring 2017 update -- and we give all glory and thanks to the Lord who has enabled us to get much accomplished as we advance with the work connected to the Surrey Reformed Baptist Church Plant…

Regeneration

You Must Be Born Again – What must you do to be born again? In North America, many people make the unbiblical distinction between “Christian” and a “born-again Christian.” The Bible teaches that if a man is not born again, he is…

The Resurrection of Christ – Are you ready?

At the heart of the Christian gospel are the truths of Christ crucified and Christ resurrected. Jesus came into the world to save sinners – to reconcile God and man through His atoning sacrifice. Christ was the sinner’s substitute…

Following Jesus Christ – Do you follow Christ?

Many people in North America profess to be Christians. There is, however, a great difference between the number of professors and the number of followers of Christ. Christians are not saved because of their works – that is impossible (Rom.…

Prepared to Preach

In 2 Timothy 2:15, Paul writes, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” There are several things the church needs to hear about this text. In the…

Christ the Saviour

Some people feel as if there is no hope for their lives.  The Bible holds out hope for eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ. Only Jesus Christ can give the forgiveness of sins that men and women desperately need.  Christ alone can…

Born to Reign

Prior to Jesus’ crucifixion, Pilate asked Jesus about His kingdom. The Lord Christ answered, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). Christ’s kingdom certainly includes the world as He has all authority in heaven and on…

A Heart Problem

The Bible reveals that man’s greatest problem is a problem of the heart. Unfortunately, there are people who believe that if they just fix their environment, social status, or economic standing, then all their problems will be solved. Jesus…
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What Interests You?

Christians profess to worship and adore God Almighty. He, therefore, should be the supreme interest of all...
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The Covenant of Grace

The genius of Particular Baptist covenant theology is seen in the 2nd London Confession of Faith 1677/1689 (2LCF) Chapter 7. In paragraph 1, the general necessity of God’s working through covenant is stated. It is because of “voluntary condescension…

Born to Reign

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