Schisms in the Body: Introduction

By James Brown Jr.

It is unfortunate but necessary to begin this series of blog posts with a disclaimer. Since more time is spent making judgment upon hearts rather than the words and actions of any individual or entity, we must preemptively dislodge any foreseen distraction from the real issues. If not, we will waste countless hours arguing about unseen and unknowable purposes of the heart. As is always the case, the utilization of such argumentation is solely for the purpose of establishing our own righteousness.

In this series, we are going to be addressing polemics and discernment in general, but particularly the recent controversy stemming from an article from the Christian News Network titled Tattoos for Jesus? Group Raises Funds for ‘Church Plant’ by Tattooing Members, Sampling Booze.1

Apathy By Another Name

James Brown Jr.

Just prior to the 2008 General Election, Presidential candidate Barack Obama declared, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”1 Fast forward seven and a half years and the now President Obama has accomplished his promise to completely undermine our remaining national foundations.

We have been on a downward trend for many years, but during his two terms, President Obama repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”2 and ended the legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).3 Both of these policies were originally placed into law by Democratic leadership after they demanded that we conservatives enact neutral policies In addition to these and many other abominations, he was also instrumental in working toward the United States Supreme Court overthrowing over 200 years of American Jurisprudence and 800 years of English Common Law in OBERGEFELL v. HODGES.4

It is clear these Cultural Marxists are anything but neutral. Under the guise of neutrality, we have not only been duped into a “live and let live” philosophy of life. Through the cooperation of hate crimes legislation, bureaucratic policies and executive orders, we are now being forced to abandon the illusion of neutrality. 

Restoration Campaign

Dear Brethren,

“So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.” –Acts 11:29

Pastor Stephen Baker Preaching April 3rd

On April 3rd, 2016, Pastor Stephen Baker from Clearnote Church in Bloomington will be speaking in both services at Reformed Church of the Holy Trinity.

Stephen Baker has served as an associate pastor of Clearnote Church, Bloomington (CNB) since 2003. In 2001 Stephen completed a Master of Ministry degree from the Reformed Baptist Pastoral Training Institute of Worcester, Massachusetts. Stephen's responsibilities at CNB include preaching, pastoral counseling, discipling, and teaching. In addition, Stephen also serves as Dean and lead instructor at Clearnote Pastor's College. Stephen is married to Sebra, and they have six children.

When Saving Faith is Absent

This message was preached at Reformed Church of the Holy Trinity on Palm Sunday (March 20, 2016). Find out why the multitudes hailed Jesus as the coming king on Sunday but called for His crucifixion on Friday.