I went to Kari’s blog, “Let Him Hear,” yesterday and found that she had posted a sermon from one of my favorite sections of scripture. As I do so often, I got sidetracked.
I wanted to know about the preacher. His name is Rev. John Greer. I don’t remember how it happened but I stumbled on a list of his sermons, found that he is alive, and that he had given a sermon after the recent New Year entitled:
Even if you don’t read the following statements about Rev. Greer’s denomination from his church’s webpage, you really should hear this sermon. You can watch it by clicking here.
In an era when the majority of church websites say little about beliefs, I found this one refreshing. Here are a few samples of what can be found on a webpage from Rev. Greer’s church:
Contending that God’s people are “separated unto the gospel” of Christ (Romans 1:1), we are free from all association with liberalism or ecumenism. Specifically, we are separated from the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, and every other form of theological compromise that would undermine the truth of Scripture.
Fundamental in Doctrine, believing in the divine authority and verbal inspiration of the Bible and the great fundamental doctrines of grace it contains. The Scriptures alone are the supreme authority in matters of faith and practice.
Evangelical in Outreach, in obedience to the great commission of Christ to “go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel”. A virile program of Gospel preaching, missionary endeavour and radio ministry is actively pursued with the great objective of leading people of every class, colour and creed to an experimental knowledge of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
Presbyterian in Government, being ruled by elders and deacons chosen from the people, by the people, to serve the people. The Free Presbyterian Church stands for a born-again membership and the ministers, elders and deacons are men genuinely born-again by the Spirit of God, and dedicated to the extension of the Kingdom of Christ.
Protestant in Conviction, gladly taking its stand alongside the great Christian leaders of the Protestant Reformation. The twin pillars of Protestantism, namely a positive witness for Christ, and a protest against error, are cherished and defended.
These folks seem serious about God’s Word.
It is a wonderful thing.
Here is the church webpage describing where it “stands.”
How long have I to live? (Click on the question and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the information.)