Resolution 83:06: Memorial for Ronald Dudley

Ron Dudley served as an elder of Suncoast Bible Presbyterian Church in Palm Harbor, Florida for ten years. He was a faithful officer, a prayer warrior, and in church every time the doors were open. His desire was to see the church prosper in the things of the Lord. Ron was born on October 24, 1934 in Whitinsville, MA and … [more]

Resolution 83:05: Memorial for Peter Pavuk

Elder Peter Pavuk, of the Wilson Presbyterian Church of Clairton, Pennsylvania, having died on July 31, 2015, and passed on to the glory of heaven and his Lord, is hereby memorialized.  Elder Peter “Pete” Pavuk was born on June 27, 1923 in Hecla, Pennsylvania to the late Andrew and Barbara Hnatko Pavuk. Pete attended Grove City College where he graduated … [more]

Resolution 83:04: On the Canons of Dort

Whereas, this year is the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dort which met 1618-1619 to formally respond to the errors of James Arminius and his followers; and Whereas, that venerable body was an international synod seeking the counsel of God’s ministers not only from the Netherlands, but also various regions of Great Britain, Germany,  Switzerland, France, and other European … [more]

Resolution 83:03: Regarding Sexual Identity

Whereas, due to the aggressive propagation of the new sexual morality in recent decades, the  percentage of the population of the United States of America identifying themselves as homosexual in 2017 has risen to 4.5%[1]and the percentage of those identifying as “transgender” is approximately 0.7%;[2]and  Whereas, this new sexual morality bases itself on the idea that gender is fluid and … [more]

Resolution 83:02: Defunding Planned Parenthood

Whereas, Planned Parenthood is the leading abortion provider in the United States; and Whereas, Planned Parenthood is continuing the eugenics program established by its founder, Margaret Sanger; and  Whereas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit stayed the three injunctions against the “Protect Life” federal regulations defunding Planned Parenthood, thus terminating Planned Parenthood’s use of taxpayer funds … [more]

Resolution 83:01: A Call for the Preservation of Life

Whereas, the Word of God clearly condemns murder and states that He hates the murderer.  “You shall not murder.” Exodus 20:13.  “These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:   A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,  A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A … [more]

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]