By Pastor Matthew Trewhella We live in the midst of a Christianity that has been busy over the last 20 years rewriting 2000 years of biblical interpretation in order to embrace America’s new ethic – toleration of; acceptance for; and accommodation to – homosex. The lack of biblical preaching on homosex and the proliferation of […]
Sermons on Church History from Mercy Seat Christian Church, including A Defense of the Crusades, Katherine von Bora: A Labor Day Sermon, The Hounded and The Martyred (Luther and Hus) and Nicholas von Amsdorf – Champion of Magdeburg, available here.
Why Rulers Promote a Pietistic Form of Christianity by Pastor Matt Trewhella Pietism was a movement which originated in the late 17th century. Pietists believe Christianity or God’s Law has no place for the governance of society. They view involvement in pubic policy matters to be “unspiritual.” They believe Christianity should be only a private […]
We must remember that all authority is delegated. No man who holds State office rules autonomously. The authority he has is delegated to him by God. Hence, all those in positions of authority stand accountable to God. This is why the practice of the church historically has been – when the State commands that which God forbids or forbids that which God commands, we have a duty to obey God rather than man. The Bible clearly teaches this principle.
As Christians, we have children because we see God’s created order declared in Scripture and we obey it; we live in fulfillment of it; we don’t try to circumvent it. We are a theologically-driven people. We conduct our lives in accordance with Holy Scripture. We do what we do based upon what the Word of God declares. We have children, even large numbers of them, because we have fealty to the Lord and His Word. Our worldview is shaped by Holy Scripture.
A popularly held belief amongst Christians in America is that the early church had nothing to do with politics. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even a brief perusal of the writings of early churchmen known as apologists, reveals that almost all of their writings were directed towards the State. They were written to […]
By Pastor Matt Trewhella Church history is important to a Christian’s mind. I’m amazed however at how many know very little of it. Case in point: George Whitefield. George Whitefield was a central figure in the Great Awakening our nation experienced back in the 18th century. He preached in the open field throughout the colonies. […]
A Declaration posted by the Scottish Covenanters on June 22nd, 1680, wherein they declared war on Charles Stuart, the King of England. The Declaration and Testimony of the True Presbyterian, Anti-prelatic, Anti-erastian, Persecuted party in Scotland. Published at Sanquhar, June 22, 1680: On the 22nd of June, 1680, the first anniversary of (the Battle […]
A Short Treatise of Political Power, and of the True Obedience which Subjects Owe to Kings and Other Civil Governors, with an Exhortation to all True Natural English Men, compiled by Dr. John Ponet. Trans. by D.R.M.S. Introduction A Short Treatise on Political Power by John Ponet was written in 1556 in response to current […]