Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Richmond Declaration of Faith (as Professed by the Alliance of Reformed and Theonomic Churches)

The Richmond Declaration of Faith is a confession of faith held by the theonomic confederation of churches, ARTC (Alliance of Reformed and Theonomic Churches). It includes foundational doctrines of the faith, and also includes this important statement on the civil magistrate:
20 – Of the Civil MagistrateI believe and profess that God hath instituted and endowed with the sword of punishment magistrates, whose job it is to enforce the moral law of God in accordance with its equity and jurisprudence as held forth by the Word of God. That the law of God ought to be obeyed by the unbelieving magistrate as well as the believing. That the magistrate may not be lawfully disobeyed excepting only in matters wherein he does make demands contrary to the express law of God. That the end of the magistrate is to protect the honor and majesty of God and His covenant.

Read the Richmond Declaration of Faith in its entirety here.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Odyssey of Faith: The Colony of Virginia, Jamestown and You

Odyssey of Faith: The Colony of Virginia, Jamestown and You by Chris Evans 

About the book:

The Jamestown settlers arrived on the shores of Virginia Beach on three English ships, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery, led by Captain John Smith, Edward Maria Wingfield, and their chaplain Reverend Robert Hunt. 

Read the exciting story of the founding of America from the fresh perspective of primary sources!

  • Primary source quotes that even children can understand.
  • Read to your children, or use as part of your Virginia history curriculum.
  • For use in schools, home schools, churches, history camps and other educational settings.
  • “Did you know section” section with 22 fascinating little-known facts.
  • A Coloring book featuring 26 original line drawings is available in print.

Visit the website and purchase here

Purchase kindle edition on Amazon here

Interview with John Otis on “The Federal Vision Revisited by One of Its Published Critics” (Iron Sharpens Iron)

Hear John Otis discuss the Federal Vision heresy in this recent interview on Iron Sharpens Iron radio.

Listen here

Otis is author of "Danger in the Camp: An Analysis and Refutation of the Heresies of the Federal Vision," one of the most thorough critiques of the Federal Vision that has been published. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Alliance of Reformed and Theonomic Churches (ARTC)

"The goal of the ARTC is unity within the nuances of certain aspects of diversity while remaining adherent to the "Five Sola" doctrinal structure of the Reformation. The ARTC does not wish to micro-manage every nuance of every congregation such as the methodology of the sacraments, head coverings, liturgy, exclusive psalmody, and non-instrumentation within the worship. These will be left to the local session. The ARTC encourages all worship to be done soberly, in right order and regulated by Scripture."

Learn more about the ARTC, including a directory of its churches, here.

Churches must reject the Federal Vision and New Perspective on Paul heresies. 

The ARTC Facebook page is here.

A meeting is planned next week for those interested in joining. From the Facebook page:

"Pastors, and administrative leaders from The ARTC will be meeting on January 15th (Martin Luther King Day) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Reading, PA. The meeting will begin at 10am but will continue throughout the day.

Any pastor or church leader who may be interested in learning more about the ARTC federation can join us at the Crowne, or go to our website to learn more.

For immediate questions please email"