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October, 1999: Training Ministers

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Seminary Education: Its Necessity and Importance

The Form of Government (FG) of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church requires seminary training for men who would be licensed or ordained to preach.

FG XXI:3 puts it this way: "It is highly reproachful to religion and dangerous to the church to entrust the preaching of the gospel to weak and ignorant men. The presbytery shall therefore license a candidate only if he has received a bachelor of arts degree, or its academic equivalent, from a college or university of reputable academic standing, and has completed an adequate course of study lasting at least one year and a half in a theological seminary." Read more

Raised Up by the Lord: The Call of God to the Office of Pastor

In recent months, the "Shepherd—Finder Update" on the Home Missions pages of New Horizons has focused attention on the pressing need for pastors in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, both for mission works and for organized congregations. We have been reminded of our duty to pray, for the laborers are few. In prayer, we acknowledge that God alone can raise up true pastors for the work. A biblical pastor is a man who has been called by God.

The Pastoral Doctrine of John Calvin

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Venturing onto the Highway

"Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled'" (Luke 14:23 NKJV).

By now, most New Horizons readers have heard of the Information Superhighway, or Internet. The July 1997 issue of New Horizons featured several articles on computers in the church, including some discussion of the Internet. G. I. Williamson likened the impact of the Internet to that of the printing press: Read more

 
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