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*Third Reformation Pastors
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*New Church Plant
Pastor Bill Marshal, Church Plant, Moorhead City, North Carolina
Meeting Sundays at 6:00 PM in various homes for studies in the Westminster Confession of Faith followed by questions and discussion. The studies are led by Mr. Jacob Yount. We are looking to start a worship service in the mornings and evenings if we receive a few more families to the North Carolina area. Please listen to some sermons by Pastor Marshall who studied under John Murray at Westminster and give us a call if you have any questions
Call (252) 515-2195 Jacob Yount for location
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Rev. Bill Marshall, M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1963, PA; B.S., U. S. Naval Academy
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Worship book held off-due to needed editor.
BACKCOVER TO THE BOOK: THE NATURE OF REFORMED WORSHIP
The Nature of Reformed Worship- Is to worship only by God's New Testament ordinances as taught in the Westminster Confession of Faith [WCF] chapter 21. Thus for worship to be acceptable to God we must not take away any New Testament ordinances [WCF ch.21], add any of Rome's reinstated O.T. Jewish worship [WCF ch's 19-20], or add any of Rome's invented superstitious worship [Westminster Larger Catechism, Q.109]. “Every addition as well as subtraction is a departure from the observance and keeping of the commandments of God, and a corruption of them” (Deut 12:32). ‘You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you’ (Deut 4:2). William Ames, The Marrow of Theology, p.280. Thus, “By all which, you see where the idolatry of worship lies. The instituting of any, though the smallest part of worship, in and by our own authority, without scripture-warrant, makes it idolatrous, as well as if we worshipped an idol” [Ex: 20:5]. The Works of John Flavel, Vol, 4, p.527.
Thus, what two types of idolatry has the Reformed Church added to her worship in 2013? First, adding Rome’s reinstated O.T. Jewish worship: Sacred places A.D. 300’s, invented new holy days- Easter A.D. 300’s & Christmas A.D. 345, choirs A.D. 300-400’s, organs-instruments A.D. 600’s, incense A.D. 600’s, vestments A.D. 600’s. Second, adding Rome’s invented superstitions: Hymns invented by heretics A.D. 200’s, first used by Rome A.D. 300’s, crosses A.D. 300’s, pictures of Jesus A.D. 700’s, kneeling at communion A.D. 1200’s.
Thus Thomas Brooks has a severe warning for those who add to [Deut 4:2, 12:32] God’s Worship with Rome’s inventions and traditions: For, “Assuredly there is a day coming when the King of kings will most severely punish all such who have embased His worship and service, by mixing human inventions and Romish traditions [Sacred places, Christmas, Easter, choirs, organs, incense, vestments, hymns, crosses, pictures of Jesus, kneeling at communion] with His holy institutions....For it is a very dangerous thing for any mortals to be adding to God's worship and word; there is a horrible curse that hangs over the heads of all such that add or take away from the blessed Scriptures. If falsifiers of coin are liable unto the civil curse of the law, how much more shall the anathema of eternal damnation be inflicted upon the corrupters of God's word and worship? ‘To them that add thereto, God will add all the plagues of this book’ -to wit, the seven last plagues- ‘and cast them into the lake of fire and brimstone, with the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet,’ Rev 19. The Works of Thomas Brooks, Vol, 5, p.430. Thus we learn, “The jealousy of God over His worship and worshippers; so that this sin of corrupting His worship will dreadfully incense His wrath,” (Lev 10:1-2). The Works of John Flavel, Vol 6, p. 229.
It is my hope that the reason the Reformed Church is in Rome’s superstitious and idolatrous worship is due to “lack of light and information,” which Anthony Burgess says may be true of godly men. Thus to help the Reformed Church come to this “light and information” I prayerfully urge you to examine the writings of the Reformers & Puritans concerning 4 aspects of worship: 1st. The O.T. Regulative Principle: James Durham, Thomas Vincent, Thomas Watson, Thomas Manton, John Bunyan & George Gillespie. 2nd. O.T. Ceremonial Worship: Jonathan Edwards & Stephen Charnock 3rd. The N.T. Regulative Principle: John Owen, Richard Sibbes, & Thomas Boston. 4th. The Dangers of False Worship: John Flavel, Thomas Brooks, Jeremiah Burroughs, Mathew Henry, John Calvin, Anthony Burgess, William Greenhill, & much more…
SOLI DEO GLORIA