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Lord’s Day Schedule

  • Morning Worship—10:45 a.m.
  • Afternoon Worship—2:15 p.m.

Weather

Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:04 pm
Partly cloudy
Partly cloudy
82°F
real feel: 85°F
humidity: 64%
wind speed: 4 mph SE
wind gusts: 4 mph
sunrise: 6:41 am
sunset: 8:53 pm
Forecast Friday, 20 July 2018
day
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
89°F
night
Partly cloudy with thunderstorms
Partly cloudy with thunderstorms
72°F
Forecast Saturday, 21 July 2018
day
Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms
88°F
night
Partly cloudy with thunderstorms
Partly cloudy with thunderstorms
70°F
 

Pastors Necessary to the Church

The French Confession (1559)

Article XXV — Pastors Necessary to the Church

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And forasmuch as we are not made partakers of Christ but by the gospel, we believe that the good order in the church, which was established by His authority, ought to be kept sacred and inviolable; and, therefore, that the church cannot subsist unless there are pastors, whose office is to instruct their flocks, and who having been duly called and discharging their office faithfully, are to be honored and heard with reverence. Not as if God were tied to such ordinances or inferior means, but because it is His good pleasure in this way to govern us. So that for these reasons we detest all those fanatical persons who, as much as in them lies, would totally abolish the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments.

Dennison, James T. Jr., Reformed Confessions of the 16th and 17th Centuries in English Translation, Volume 2, 1552–1566 (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2010), 149.

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