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]