We believe that it is the duty of every child of God to find a true church and attend it. A true church bases its doctrine on Holy Scripture as set out by Paul the Apostle. It preaches God, gives glory to God. It does not give glory to man.
We believe that God chose the elect from the beginning of time. Often the elect do not know who they are, until circumstances, a desire, a longing to know God comes in their heart. Often the desire to know God along with guilt over certain actions, considered by the world to be nothing, arise in their heart. They then start searching and it is up to those who are established in the way to point out the true church. Those who are searching often fight against the seed that God planted in their hearts, because they are fighting their own human nature.
The Five Points of Calvinism are :Total Depravity; Man because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve is so depraved that he can do no right. Unconditional Election; God through His goodness saves whomever He chooses, no matter the ethnic origin. HE does not distinguish between European, African, Asian, American, etc.but sends HIS call to all. Limited Atonement; Out of common mankind, God chooses a limited number chosen since the beginning of time and allows the rest to be kept in their common misery. The ones who are elected are drawn to Him by various means, a desire in their heart, a longing that they cannot explain. It is therefore not up to man to hinder the work of God because we do not know whether a person in a crowd, several people in a country, or an area are the elect. Irrisistible Grace and Perseverance of the Saints; No matter if a saint falls, God will not permit him or her to be lost, but will cause the person to feel guilty and persevere.
For those of the Reformed and members of the OPC, who wish to help the victims of Katrina, please see Opc on Katrina and Pca on Katrina
Canada is a pro abortion country, unfortunately. Thousands of unborn lives are killed and now Canada is at a crisis where the younger population cannot support the growing older population and so the cry is for more immigrants. However, many of these come from non Christian countries and soon the Canadian government will make laws favoring them and not favoring the dwindling Christian population. It may be that in the future the church in your neighborhood will be torn down and replaced by a mosque.
On Sept. 16.2003, Same sex 'marriage' was made legal in Canada by a narrow margin. The implications for adoption, not to mention for those homosexuals who went through the ceremony who in the future would reconsider their choice and become heterosexual. Marriages were intended to be between one man and one woman, not between two men and two women.
Bill 250-C has been passed making opposition to homosexuality a hate crime. This would mean that portions of the Bible, letters to the editor articles on a magazine, stories and novels that homosexuality is wrong would leave in the first case, portions of the Bible especially in Romans 1 considered to be hate literature and in the other cases the writer liable for prosection. The part protecting religions is weak at the best and in recent cases, that was overturned. The homosexual community wants complete approval of their perversions and wants no one to say that their lifestyle is a deathstyle, that there is a greater risk of dying, not from someone bashing their heads over with a club, but from AIDS, and other conditions. They say their lifestyle is a healthy choice and yet forget that some men entered it because they were sexually abused by a male at a young age or damaged by their parents. The Bible is very clear on its opposition to homosexuality. It is a sin. Also in Manitoba, any marriage commissioner who refuses to marry homo sexuals will have to resign. The government says that ministers of Christian Churches who perform marriage ceremonies are exempt for now. And unless God intervenes, decent and God fearing Canadians will be at the mercy of perversions. Pray that decent men and women will entered the government and reverse this hateful bill 250C and make a stand for marriage as it should be, between one man and one woman.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Gen 2:24 KJV)
Lev.18:22: Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is abomination.
Freedom of speech, etc. is now gone in Canada.
The Canadian Senate has just passed Bill C 6 which allows for the destruction of embryos for stem cell research even though adult cells have proved more successful. This is in spite of thousands of letters and emails from Christan and other religious groups. Not only does the bill allow for stem cell research but also the use of 'leftover'embryos from fertility clinics for research, cloning, etc. It also allows for the creation of embryos for research,allows destructive invirtro fertilization with the possiblity of adoption of such embyros by homosexuals and its loopholes will allow for cloning. It is obvious that the Canadian government, that is the House of Commons and the Senate do not care for the future Canadians who would have been born. Canada does not protect its unborn. For instance, if a man kicked a woman in the abdomen with the express purpose of killing her unborn child, and kills both, he will only be charged with one murder. If a man murders the unborn child of a woman who really wanted that child, he will not be charged. This law also makes it less likely that a woman who takes drugs will be encouraged to get off her addiction, if in the eyes of the Canadian government, the unborn are not persons, just things? And if the child is born permanently damaged,mentally slow, physically unable to function normally, who pays? We all do.
People in the Southern Sudan are being persecuted not as the media reports, for being black, but because of their religion. Thousands of Christian Sudanese are being persecuted, raped, tortured, burned alive (even infants),enslaved, mutilated, killed, etc. because of what they are, Christians. As as that pastors are killed, churches destroyed, but the world did nothing until it learned that some of the black Sudanese killed were not Christian, but Moslem and Animists.
This is a warning. Remember what happened in Nazi Europe, they first started after the Jews because of their religion, and then they progressed to those who disagreed with Nazism (which by the way, is Modern Paganism, New Age),which included Christians. Once one starts persecuting a certain ethnic group because of their religion, esp. Christianity, they will progress to the rest.Sudanpage
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. I Timothy 3:1-3
In Canada,outside of the Church or other religious institutions, being vocal against homosexuality, quoting verses, can bring a law suit against you,and you will be considered homophobic, or afraid of homosexuality. I would be more afraid of going against God.
The radical homosexual movements claims one is born that way and one HAS to be a homosexual or a lesbian. According to them, one with the 'homosexual gene' has to come 'out of the closet' and say openly that he is one, reveling in that fact, and be extremely happy about it. However the Bible teaches that a homosexual is not born that way, and can change. (1Co 6:9-11 KJV) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Dr. Christian Kempling was charged with "conduct unbecoming" for a teacher because he defended traditional marriage and wrote that homosexuality, especially their lifestyle is wrong. The British Columbia Court of Appeals said the Charter of Rights and Freedoms did not protect Mr. Kempling. They claimed the editorials damaged the public school system. See Canadian Christian Teacher Loses Free Speech Battle Over Homosexual Agenda