RESOLUTION 77:08 On Marriage

Whereas marriage is a covenant relationship and an institution established by God rather than simply by human construct (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:22-33); And whereas the Bible Presbyterian Church reaffirms the historic and biblical definition of marriage, and the need for it in our society; And whereas the external attacks by government and the silence of a majority of … [more]

RESOLUTION 77:07 The 80th Anniversary of The Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions

The 77th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, meeting at the Bible Presbyterian Church, Grand Island, NY, August 1-6, 2013, does acknowledge the providence of God in the founding of The Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, and does recognize its 80th Anniversary, rejoicing in the service of its missionaries in the furtherance of the Gospel. We also recognize … [more]

RESOLUTION 77:06 Erosion of Religious Freedom in the U.S. Military

The free exercise of religion in the U.S. military is protected by the First Amendment of America’s Constitution. Through the 20th century, all branches of service observed a policy of religious diversity where there was mutual respect among the represented religious bodies in the military chaplaincy, as well as a protected freedom for each faith group to exercise with discretion … [more]

RESOLUTION 77:05 Thanks to Bible Presbyterian Church of Grand Island

We, the Seventy-seventh General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, meeting from August 1 through August 6, 2013, wish to praise and give thanks to the triune God through Jesus Christ our Lord, for the hospitality of the saints at the Bible Presbyterian Church of Grand Island. The General Synod gathers to labor for the sake of the church and … [more]

RESOLUTION 77:03 Memorial for Elder Charles Robert “Bud” Jones

Charles Robert “Bud” Jones was born on November 25, 1921. While many memorials can be filled with dates, places, and accomplishments, the Synod wants to share the lasting impression of one man that served his Lord with zeal and commitment in a hope that he would inspire each of us to that same dedication and character. There are three things … [more]

RESOLUTION 77:02 Memorial for Elder Joseph DeWarren Pope

J. DeWarren Pope was born October 4, 1917, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, a son of godly Christian parents. He became a banker at the Mellon Bank of Pittsburgh. During World War II, he served in the United States Army in Korea. While there, he became friends with another Christian soldier and they attended worship services together. When he was discharged from … [more]

RESOLUTION 77:01 Memorial for Elder Edward Thomas Oliver, D.D.

Possibly Dr. Oliver touched the lives of Bible Presbyterian young people as much as any other person over the last 48 years. He was a professor of Bible at Shelton College from 1964 to 1977, then held a similar position at Clearwater Christian College from 1977 to 2005. His teaching ministry at Suncoast Bible Presbyterian Church in Palm Harbor, Florida … [more]

Resolution 77-04: Memorial for Elder Ricely Clem “RC” Banks

RC Banks was born on August 19, 1938, and raised in Castlewood, Virginia. He was one of six children. He went home to be with the Lord on January 28, 2012, at the age of 73. RC is survived by his loving wife Joyce, his daughters Janelle, Jeanenne, and Jennifer along with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His life was … [more]