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Baptism Saves

January 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Pastor Fisk does an excellent job answering the silly “baptism doesn’t save” comments and questions.

Categories: Catechesis, Unbelief

On Flags in the Sanctuary – Pr Larry Beane

January 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Flags (even “Christian” flags) don’t belong the in sanctuary of any church. Pr. Larry Beane gives many good reasons. Here’s one:

Another example of the jurisdictional use of national flags involves embassies. The Saudi Embassy, for example, is located in Washington, DC. But it does not fly the U.S. flag. Embassies are outposts of the countries they serve, and the Saudi Embassy in Washington is actually “Saudi soil” (not sand in Washington!). U.S. law does not apply there. The Saudi flag is indicative of sovereignty and jurisdiction.
In a sense, the church (whose space we sometimes call the “nave” – that is, the “ship”) is like a ship or an embassy that flies under its own flag. Churches, though located in the U.S. or Canada or Russia or Ethiopia – are actually missions or consulates or embassies of heaven. The sovereign of the Church is not the king or the queen or the president — but the King of Kings, the Lord Jesus Christ, He who said, “My kingdom is not of this world,” He who rebuffed Satan’s temptations to give Him all of the kingdoms of the world.

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Categories: Wrong Worship