Josh Christoffels

  • And yet, even matters of pastoral advice are still considered settled and binding. Synod 2004 urged a church in Classis Toronto to act according to the 1973 report. Wasn’t that decision evidence...

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  • According to the Church Order Article 29 and the 1975 study committee on the settled and binding nature of our confessions and synodical pronouncements, synod itself determines the settled and...

    posted on: Status Confessionis
  • I love how Lord's Day 40 of the Heidelberg Catechism gives insight into this conversation:
    Q 105. What is God's will for you in the sixth commandment?
    A: I am not to belittle, insult,...

  • I have a few questions for those in favor of Overture 6 if you wouldn't mind:

    1. In your mind is there any limit to what the church can speak to?   What distinguishes the church as...

  • Nick, because of the theological concept of Christian Freedom, there are going to be areas where we disagree.  The Bible is clear about salvation and Christian life - but not about politics. ...

  • Aaron De Boer, and don't forget Jesus himself quoted Genesis 2:24 in Matthew 19:4-5 and Mark 10:6-7, two passages that haven't been dealt with here.  Jesus clearly limits marriage to a male and a...

  • In the early Reformation, Calvin and other Reformers were against celebrating any festival days because Rome had so many special days that were not ordained by God in Scripture and these tended to...

  • I agree with the sentiment that deeper Biblical reflection is needed but I haven't seen it happen.  The Staff at OSJ and CPD have spent countless hours responding to these overtures by writing...