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The Lord's Supper and Our Children ...
The Lord's Supper and Our Children - Article written by Rev. Steve Wilkins, pastor of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Monroe, LA. Good article on the place/standing our covenant children have in regards to their membership in the covenant.
The speakers at this conference (John ...
The speakers at this conference (John Barach, Steve Schlissel, Steve Wilkins, and Douglas Wilson) highlighted the benefits of a covenantal perspective for issues such as the assurance of salvation and child training.
Without bias towards its content, the PCA rejected the overture because it did not want to implicitly endorse a document concerning matters upon which the larger denomination had not made a judgment.[ 22] Since then, at least two other congregations within the PCA have adopted an officially critical stance towards the FV, while another presbytery plans to request that a denomination wide study committee be formed at the 2006 General Assembly.[ 24] The Louisiana Presbytery, of which the Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church is a part, publicly exonerated Steve Wilkins concerning suspicion of heresy.[ 25] Many contributors to the Florida colloquium responded in protest. Since then, at least one other presbytery within the PCA has adopted a moderate position. Also worthy of note, the Central Carolina Presbytery asked the Standing Judicial Committee of the PCA
to examine the legality of the Louisiana Presbytery's exoneration of Rev. Wilkins
writes, "Covenant is a real relationship, consisting of real communion with the triune God through union with Christ.
The covenant is not some thing that exists apart from Christ or in addition to him...rather, the covenant is union with Christ.
28] Alluding to the way the Apostle Paul addresses the weak Corinthian congregations, (sanctified in Christ, baptized in the name of Christ, brothers, etc) Wilkins
was not able to speak like this because he
had some special insight into the secret decrees of God.
was speaking about what was true of these objectively by virtue of their union with Christ in covenant."[ 29] In sum, "All in covenant are given all that is true of Christ." Thus, according to Wilkins
and others, all covenant members are "saved" in some sense.
, " The gospel is only saving to those who hold fast to the word. (1 Corinthians 15:1-2)'" From the perspective of the covenant, however, no one can say when/if a man has faith, is regenerated, or truly converted; and so these things cannot be the objective basis upon which we "define the Church or identify God's people."[ 41] These twin truths enable pastors to assure tender souls of their salvation by speaking to them the way Paul speaks to New Testament churches.[ 42] This does not mean that visible saints may live as they wish.
leaves no doubt, "The Bible teaches that baptism unites us to Christ and His
body by the power of the Holy Spirit...Baptism is an act of God...which signifies and seals our initiation into the Triune communion."[ 56] This requires elaboration.
" James Jordan, Horne, Lusk
, Douglas Wilson, Steve Wilkins
, and many more explicitly affirm the imputation of Christ's active and passive obedience.
In personal correspondence with the pastor of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church
(Steve Wilkins) and the formers assistant pastor (Lusk), I was told that the RPCUS
was the first group to publicly respond to the teaching of the conference.
Examining the dates of my resources, this information checks out.
Links to the documents of these charges and the response of AAPC can be found at http://www.paulperspective.com.
Why Heresy Prospers - American Presbyterian Church
Steve Wilkins, pastor of the Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (PCA), Monroe, Louisiana; and
Like Wilson and Wilkins
, Schlissel is fatally confused.
Rich Lusk, erstwhile assistant to Steve Wilkins
, tells us that "Machen would have been more true to Paul if he had had [sic] telegrammed [sic], 'I'm so thankful for [the] resurrection of Christ.
has helped to home-school my children in history4 (and me in homiletics) and had faithfully preached from our pulpit.
Steve Wilkins, a pastor in good standing in the PCA, and a Neolegalist, tells us that water "baptism unites us to Christ and his church and thus in him gives us new life.... By our baptism we have been reborn, in this sense, having died with Christ, we have been raised with him....
The same is true for all who are baptized.
According to Wilkins
, water baptism means "united to Christ, forgiveness of sins, Holy Spirit cleansed, regenerate and renewed, buried and resurrected, joined to the body of Christ, clothed in righteousness, justified and sanctified, saved, ordained as priests with access to [the] heavenly sanctuary."
For years the PCA
has tolerated this false Gospel being taught in its congregations, from its pulpits, and in its presbyteries.
If a true church bears three marks - the preaching of the Gospel, the proper administration of the sacraments, and church discipline - neither the Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church
nor the PCA
is a true church.
informs us that
The apostate doesn't forfeit "apparent blessings" that were never his
in reality, but real blessings that were his
in covenant with God [emphasis is Wilkins'].
It asked the Louisiana Presbytery to investigate Steve Wilkins
If the Louisiana Presbytery does so, it will accomplish three things:
It will gain more time for the heretics to spread their heresies in Presbyterian churches.
It will preclude other Presbyteries from taking original jurisdiction in bringing Wilkins
to trial, as they now are permitted to do under PCA law.
It will be able, after a year or two of investigation, to whitewash Wilkins
Engine of Atheism, by A. A. Hodge - edited: Hisways USA, Inc.
*J. Steven Wilkins, Pastor of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Monroe, Louisiana
overwhelming importance of this principle and weight of this obligation (i.e. State controlled education) appear in the clearest light the moment the nation claims to regulate the supreme function of education.
This site contains the sermon outlines and articles of Steve Wilkins, pastor of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Monroe, Louisiana.
His insights into current events and our devolving culture are priceless.