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]

Resolution 63:2 – Memorial Resolution Albert Rule

Deacon Albert Rule of the Bible Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN went home to be with the Lord on January 19, 1999. Deacon Rule was a unique servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and a man of uncommon gifts. Though he was a perennial nominee for the office of elder, he consistently refused as a maffer of personal conviction relating … [more]

Resolution 64:1 – Memorial Resolution Elder Edward C. Schumacher

Edward Schumacher came from a large family that lived on a farm in the Cincinnati area. He grew up in the Lutheran Church, and benefitted from its teaching of the Catechism. Ed was a hard worker, and even during the years of the Depression was able to make money because of his willingness to work. He enjoyed various jobs throughout … [more]

Resolution 64:2 – Memorial Resolution Elder Paul Cox

Elder Paul Cox was ushered into the presence of the Lord March 13, 2000. He was born into a Christian home March 12, 1920 and was raised a Presbyterian. At the age of 13 he was saved after having talked to his pastor about the Lord. In June, 1942 he went into military service and continued to faithfully attend the … [more]

Resolution 64:3 – Memorial Resolution Marlan Justus Michel

The Rev. Marlan Justus Michel, age 75, husband of Myrtle Robertson Michel, born on June 15, 1924, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Taylors, South Carolina. He was born in Lakemills, Wisconsin, and was the son of the late Henry Eric and Amanda Elbert Michel. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and was a missionary … [more]

Resolution 64:5 – Memorial Resolution William Thayer 1921-2000

William Thayer served for the past 18 years as an elder of the Bethany Bible Presbyterian Church of Glendale, California and prior to that he had served as a deacon at the Long Beach Bible Presbyterian Church. Mr. Thayer, a veteran of World War II, greeted visitors each week, and brought joy to all at Bethany. Before moving to Glendale, … [more]

Resolution 64:6 – Resolution of Thanks

The members of the 64th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church express their appreciation to the pastor, staff and congregation of the Grace Bible Presbyterian Church of Sharonville, Ohio for their gracious hospitality. Your provision of facilities for our meetings and fellowship, the delicious meals and snacks, and many other services on your part have more than met our … [more]

Resolution 64:10 – Memorial Resolution Alford Vincentius

Alford Vincentius was born on October 17, 1918. He was ushered into the presence of the Lord in November 1999. He served in the merchant marine during World War II and then later was a boat contractor. He began attending the Lakeland Bible Presbyterian Church in 1983. He loved the Scriptures, having memorized the books of John, Romans and Ephesians. … [more]

RESOLUTION 73:02 – Memorial Resolution for Kenneth Robert Reinhard

Kenneth Robert Reinhard was born in Springville New York on September 25th, 1920.  He grew up in the suburbs of Buffalo and attended Church during that time.  Ken enjoyed sports especially basketball, baseball and football.  He attended Riverside High School and his High School football team won the Harvard Cup Championship in 1936.  He went on to play Semi pro … [more]

RESOLUTION 73:03 – Thanks to the Congregation of Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church

Whereas we the members and guests of the 73rd General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, meeting August 6-11 in Bristol, Tennessee, have been the recipients of delicious meals, ideal accommodations, and overall gracious southern hospitality, and Whereas we have witnessed an evident outpouring of Christian love through the hearts of the members of Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church in preparation … [more]

RESOLUTION 74:01 Thanks to Grace Bible Presbyterian Church

Be it resolved that we, the members of the 74th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, meeting at Grace Bible Presbyterian Church in Sharonville, Ohio, August 5-10, 2010, do extend our heart-filled thanks to Rev. Miessler, the Church Session, as well as the entire congregation of Grace BPC, for their warm Christian hospitality. The delicious meals, the well-prepared facility, … [more]

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION 74:03 Elder Félix Irusta Choque

Félix Irusta was born in November 12, 1922, in Pocoata province Omasuyos , La Paz, Bolivia. By the grace of the Lord he received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1958 in the city of La Paz. In the year 1970 He decided to reside in the town of Caranavi Nor Yungas, for reasons of his personal health and … [more]

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION 74:07 Rev. Dr. William R. Kane

Pastor William R. Kane served as a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ for over 47 years. He was ordained in 1961 in the Bible Presbyterian Church. A deeply humble and knowledgeable man, he taught Biblical studies and other classes at many colleges and universities including Highland College, Clearwater College, Cohen Seminary, Pepperdine College and Los Angeles State University. … [more]