Resolution 82:07: On the Doctrine of Justification

(For footnotes, please see PDF which is linked after the text.) Preamble  In every generation, the doctrine of justification by faith alone comes under attack.  As the heart of the gospel, the doctrine of justification is most fundamental to the definition of salvation and any adequate understanding of the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. In our current cultural … [more]

Resolution 82:06: On Opposition to Jesus Christ and ‘Religious Freedom”

WHEREAS, Freedom from State-established religion (e.g., the Church of England) and freedom from the prohibition on the free exercise of religion are two sides of the very first of the fundamental liberties specified in the United States Bill of Rights; and WHEREAS, Freedom of religion is greatly maligned, mocked, and outrightly rejected by many people, and even by governments, as … [more]

Resolution 82:05: Persecution of a Missionary—Andrew Brunson

Whereas, American citizen Pastor Andrew Brunson has been imprisoned in Turkey for more than nineteen months on questionable charges of “engaging in espionage and using his church as a cover for the Kurdish military group, the PKK” (World magazine, June 9, 2018); and Whereas, Pastor Brunson is one of 35,000 people currently awaiting trial under the regime of Turkey leader, … [more]

Resolution 82:03: Memorial for Byonghun Song

Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. – II Corinthians 5:6-9 Born October 20, 1970, in South Korea, Byonghun Song was prayed for as a covenant child that one day he would give his life to Jesus as His Saviour and then in Christian service. The prayers of his godly parents were honored. Twenty … [more]

Resolution 82:02: Memorial for Richard Hooper

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 15:57 Richard “Dick” Hooper served as an elder at Grace Bible Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio for over 20 years. Much of his time was spent serving on various committees, such as the missions committee, fellowship committee, and as a meticulous clerk of Session. … [more]

Resolution 82:01: Resolution of Thanks to the Lakeland Bible Presbyterian Church

The 82nd General Synod expresses its heartfelt thanks to the Lakeland Bible Presbyterian Church for your warm hospitality in hosting this year’s synod meetings. Your church’s thoughtful preparations were manifold, and our delegates were blessed to see your members working cheerfully to make your guests comfortable. May the Lord multiply the efforts of the gospel ministry in Lakeland as your … [more]

Resolution 81:03: Memorial Resolution for John Kruhman

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord… That they may rest from their labors; And their works to follow them.” Revelation14:13 John Kruhmin served faithfully as an Elder in the Suncoast Bible Presbyterian Church, Palm Harbor, Florida. John and his wife Lillian were a faithful and consistent part of their church’s ministry. John died at age 90 on … [more]

Resolution 81:04: Memorial Resolution for Elder Neil VanCleve

Neil Edwin VanCleve passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at The Mount Pleasant Rehabilitation Facility in Monroe Ohio. In addition to being married to the love of his life, Linda, Neil left behind three adult children: Rodney VanCleve of Monroe, Philip VanCleve of Mason, as well as one daughter Renee Metz of Southgate, Kentucky. Neil was a true churchman … [more]

Resolution 80:05: Thanks to the Grace Bible Presbyterian Church

Resolved, that we the delegates to the 80th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, meeting at Grace Bible Presbyterian Church of Sharonville, Ohio, August 4-9, 2016, in appreciation of the distinguished hospitality received from the members of this welcoming congregation, do hereby express our profound thanks to the church staff, volunteers, and the entire Grace Church family, for all … [more]

Resolution 79:07: Resolutions of Thanks

The 79th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, meeting at Grace Bible Presbyterian Church in Cape Canaveral, Florida, from August 6-11, extends its heartfelt thanks to this congregation for its kind hospitality in hosting this year’s synod meetings. We know that entertaining delegates and their families involves extensive advanced planning, concerted cooperation of your church members, improvements to your … [more]

Resolution 79:06: The Rev. Dr. John Janbaz memorial Resolution

Reverend John E. Janbaz of Redlands, California, passed away at his residence on March 12, 2015 at the age of ninety-nine. Born September 20, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA, Reverend Janbaz was the son of Elisha and Arusiag Janbaz of Armenia, who immigrated to the United States during the Turkish genocide of Armenians. As a teenager John was a member of … [more]