Q & A - Topical Index

12 Articles of Faith: 01/11/2004

Abortion: 04/13/2008 11/07/2009

Absent from the Body: 06/20/2004 10/10/2010

Addiction: Sin or Disease?: 09/11/2011

Adultery and Forgiveness: 02/01/2004

Advance Directives for Health Care: 11/21/2009

Age Requirements for Lord's Supper: 04/10/2010

Alcoholic Beverages: 10/28/2007

Altar Cloths: 11/27/2011

Anglicans taking Communion in an OPC: 12/02/2002

Animals' Role in Life: 02/06/2010

Apocrypha and Purgatory: 12/14/2003

Apostles today: 03/10/2003

Apostles' Creed: 03/23/2008 03/09/2014

Apostolic Healing Services Revisited: 06/19/2005 12/26/2004

Apostolic Succession and the Roman Catholic Church: 05/30/2004

Apparent Contradiction in Scripture?: 10/17/2004

Are all sins equal in God's eyes?: 03/13/2011

Arminianism: 05/20/2007

Ash Wednesday: 08/21/2005

Assemblies of God: 06/30/2003

Associate Pastors: 01/23/2011

Assurance of Salvation: 04/24/2010 05/22/2011 12/23/2012

Attire in Worship Services: 03/20/2011

Authors of Answers: 04/02/2006

Authorship of the Gospels: 08/26/2007

Baptism and Circumcision: 03/14/2004 08/19/2012 09/02/2012

Baptism of covenant children: 02/17/2003 02/05/2012 12/16/2012

Baptismal Regeneration: 08/06/2006

Baptists and evangelism: 09/12/2010

Baptists and the OPC: 12/16/2007

Baptizing Children of Non-Members: 05/28/2006

Begotten or Proceeding: 07/14/2013

Bible Presbyterian Church: 01/13/2008

Bible Translations: 08/14/2005

Bible Versions: 05/18/2008 12/05/2009 03/25/2012 10/24/2009 06/02/2013

Biblical Forgiveness: 02/20/2010

Biblical Theology: 08/05/2007

Binding and loosing: 02/26/2012

Birth Control: 07/03/2005 09/28/2003

Blood and organ donation: 11/21/2010

Blood of Jesus: 10/31/2004

Body, Soul and Spirit: 05/01/2010

Business Partnerships with Unbelievers: 08/12/2007

Calvin and Servetus: 09/16/2012

Calvinism and Reformed Denominations: 03/20/2005

Calvinism vs. Hyper-Calvinism: 03/03/2003 02/10/2008

Can Catholics Be Christians?: 02/05/2006

Can Christians own luxuries?: 03/31/2013

Capital Punishment: 04/06/2008

Capitalization of pronouns referring to God: 04/04/2004

Caring for the pastor: 05/04/2008

Carry your cross: 01/27/2003

Catholic vs. Presbyterian: 03/28/2004

Charge to a Congregation: 01/23/2005

Charismata: 01/20/2003

Chastening by the Lord: 02/03/2008

Children's Church: 03/16/2008

Children's friends: 06/09/2013

Children: are they an obligation?: 03/21/2004

Christ's Atonement: 01/20/2008 06/19/2011

Christ's descent into hell: 04/22/2007

Christian Condolence to a Non-Christian: 04/23/2006

Christian counseling or psychology: 07/15/2012

Christian Lifestyle: 07/22/2007

Christian marriage: 05/11/2008 06/15/2014

Christian Reformed Church: 11/30/2003

Christian Schools: 07/15/2007

Christian Singles: 06/10/2007

Christian View of Contraception: 07/03/2005 09/28/2003

Christmas and the Regulative Principle: 01/25/2004 11/25/2002 12/18/2005

Christmas celebration: 01/25/2004 11/25/2002 12/18/2005

Christmas star in Matthew 2: 12/30/2012

Church Attendance: 07/17/2011

Church building uses: 09/30/2012

Church business meetings on Sunday: 04/30/2006

Church discipline: 11/16/2003

Church fund raising: 05/08/2011

Church membership materials: 12/02/2007

Church unity: 01/06/2008

Clerical Titles: 02/27/2010 01/06/2013

Close Relationship with God: 04/24/2005

Collecting the offering: 10/21/2012

Coming from other denominations: 11/09/2003

Common Grace, Well-Intentioned Offer, etc.: 11/14/2004

Communion: 05/15/2005 01/18/2004 12/31/2006 05/25/2008

Communion and Bible Studies: 01/18/2004 12/31/2006 05/15/2005

Communion and Christ's Body: 05/15/2005 01/18/2004 12/31/2006

Communion of Saints: 01/04/2004

Confession: 08/01/2010

Contraception: 07/03/2005 09/28/2003

Covenant Theology and the OPC: 10/07/2007 10/31/2009

Covert Missions: 12/25/2005

Creation of Man in Genesis: 04/16/2006

Creation: length of days: 03/31/2003

Creationism vs. Traducianism: 12/03/2006

Cremation: 11/14/2009

Criteria of Biblical Canon: 02/12/2012

Cross-denominational Baptism: 09/21/2003

Crosses in the sanctuary: 03/04/2012

Crucifixes: 03/24/2013

Da Vinci Code: 08/20/2006

Deaconesses: 08/07/2005

Deaconesses: 08/07/2005 07/22/2012

Deadly weapons: 02/03/2013

Deborah's Leadership Position: 10/16/2005

Deceiving Pharaoh: 11/26/2006

Demon Possession: 10/16/2011

Denominations and Christian Truth: 06/05/2005 04/17/2010

Denominations, Reformed: 03/20/2005 04/22/2012

Did David Pray for Grace?: 09/17/2006

Did God Make My Son Homosexual: 11/18/2007 07/21/2013

Dietary laws in O.T.: 03/06/2011

Differences between Presbyterian denominations: 04/22/2012

Differing with WCF: 05/23/2010

Discerning the Will of God: 12/04/2005

Divinity of Jesus: 03/13/2010

Divorce and Christian Service: 06/03/2007 09/02/2007

Divorce and Remarriage: 06/03/2007 09/02/2007 07/11/2010

Does God desire that everyone be saved?: 01/13/2013

Does God have emotions?: 12/09/2012

Does God Love Everyone?: 05/14/2006 02/11/2007

Does OPC reject evolution?: 01/23/2010

Does the OPC say the Lord's Prayer?: 06/06/2010

Double Predestination: 01/28/2007

Early Christians and the Eucharist: 05/15/2005

Easter Eggs: 04/08/2012

Eastern Orthodoxy: 06/15/2008

Elders' Authority: 08/19/2007 04/01/2012 06/23/2013

Elements in the Lord's Supper: 09/04/2005 04/24/2011

Emotions - are they only physical and chemical processes?: 03/23/2014

Emotions - are they only physical and chemical processes?: 03/23/2014

End Times Bible Prophecy: 05/06/2007

English Standard Version (ESV): 08/14/2005

Eschatology of Jehovah's Witnesses: 02/19/2006

Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the OPC: 05/26/2003

Evangelism by the OPC: 08/29/2004

Evangelism without Decisional Regeneration: 03/13/2005

Evening Worship Service: 11/11/2007

Evil: 05/01/2005

Fake Christians and Worldly Benefits: 01/07/2007

Family Roles: 04/18/2004

Family Worship: 09/09/2007

Fasting: 02/12/2006

Fencing the table: 10/07/2012

Fitting in at an OPC: 06/13/2010

Flags in the sanctuary: 07/04/2010

Forgiveness: 05/16/2010 10/03/2010

Free Will and Predestination: 04/27/2008

Freemasonry: 02/18/2008

Future of Christianity: 10/09/2011

Gender changes in the NIV: 10/24/2009 03/25/2012

Gender of God: 06/17/2012

Genealogies of Jesus: 03/19/2006

Geology and revelation: 11/20/2011

Geology vs. revelation: 11/20/2011

Gift of Teaching: 10/24/2010

God's Chosen People and the Holocaust: 06/17/2007

God's Judgment and Hurricane Katrina: 10/09/2005

God's nature: 07/10/2005

Godparents: 11/28/2009 01/16/2011 12/02/2012

Going to Church: 03/05/2006

Good Non-Christian People?: 12/05/2004

Gospel: 06/13/2004

Gospel in the Stars: 07/07/2003

Gospel Ministry: 09/26/2010

Grace: 05/21/2006

Grief: Is It a Sin?: 11/21/2004

Hades, Meaning of Sheol and: 01/30/2005

Halloween: 05/30/2010

Handling offerings: 10/17/2010

Harold Camping: 05/12/2003

Have I been called to pastoral ministry?: 03/10/2013

Head Coverings: 04/29/2007

Heaven: 07/04/2004

Hebrews 10:29 and the Blood of the Covenant: 03/06/2005

Heidelberg Catechism and Westminster Standards: 09/05/2004

Heidelberg Catechism Teacher's Guide: 02/18/2007

Hermeneutic Used by OPC: 12/10/2006

Hispanics in the OPC: 11/18/2006 02/09/2014

Historic Premillennialism and Dispensationalism: 01/13/2003 10/31/2009

Holocaust: 08/08/2004

Home Bible Studies: 09/18/2011

Homosexuality and gay marriages: 06/06/2004 12/26/2010 05/13/2012 07/21/2013

Hostile academic environments: 12/26/2010

How Can a Loving God Condemn?: 11/07/2004

How to Be Saved: 11/18/2012

Hunting animals: 01/20/2013

Illegal Immigrants: 01/02/2010

Importance of church membership: 04/29/2012

Importance of Preaching: 01/16/2010

In vitro and artificial insemination: 10/26/2003

In Vitro Fertilization: 07/23/2006 10/26/2003

Incarnation's Purpose: 08/11/2003

Incorporating Churches: 10/12/2003

Infant Baptism: 11/18/2002 01/01/2006 09/04/2011

Infant Baptism - age: 06/25/2006 11/07/2010

Infant baptism and John's Baptism of Jesus: 03/27/2005

Intelligent Design: 06/18/2006

Intermetiate state after death: 10/10/2010

Interracial marriage: 02/17/2013

Is 1 John 5:7 in original scripture?: 08/29/2010

Is a Wedding a Worship Service?: 12/19/2009

Is Jesus the angel of the Lord?: 09/05/2010

Is righteousness "imputed" or "reckoned" to us?: 05/20/2012

Is sickness God's discipline?: 07/27/2014

Is there hope for America's wicked society?: 11/04/2012

J. I. Packer: 01/15/2012

James 4:5: 04/03/2005

Jeremiah/Zechariah Resolution: 02/20/2005

Jesus as Mary's First-Born: 05/22/2005

John's Baptism of Jesus: 03/27/2005

Joining the Catholic Church: 11/11/2012

Joining the OPC: 09/19/2010

Judaism: 01/29/2012

Just Wars: 06/20/2010

Justification: 02/13/2005 07/29/2012

Kenneth Hagin and Word of Faith Movement: 12/12/2004

King James Version: 04/28/2003

Law As Means of Grace: 01/15/2006

Law in Old and New Covenant: 12/11/2005

Laying On of Hands at Ordination: 07/24/2005

LC 109: why was it changed?: 05/06/2012

Leaving a Church Fellowship: 09/14/2003 05/27/2007

Leaving another denomination for Presbyterian: 02/24/2013

Leaving the PCUSA: 02/08/2004

Length of Lord's Day: 11/10/2013

Lent: should we observe it?: 03/06/2010

Letters on the Cross: 08/28/2005

Limited atonement: 12/30/2007

Liturgical Year: 12/26/2009

Long hair on men: 11/06/2011

Lord's Supper: 01/18/2004 05/15/2005 12/31/2006 10/02/2011

Lord's Supper: 07/03/2011 10/02/2011 04/29/2012 11/27/2011 08/13/2006 09/02/2012

Lord's Supper and Catholics: 03/17/2003

Losing Salvation: 10/31/2010

Lotteries and Gambling: 02/26/2006

Luke 14:33 and "Giving Up Everything": 03/18/2007

Lutheran vs. Reformed: 02/27/2005

Lutheranism and Limited Atonement: 06/08/2008

Lutherans and Presbyterians: 02/25/2008

Machen, J. Gresham: 01/16/2005 04/10/2011

Making restitution: 03/11/2012

Man's Chief End and the Unsaved: 06/02/2003

Mark of the beast: 01/27/2013

Marks of the True Church: 05/02/2004 03/17/2013

Marriage with a Roman Catholic: 05/23/2004

Martial arts: 08/14/2011

Mary's death and burial: 10/14/2012

Mary: the Mother of God?: 12/28/2003

Matt. 25:31-46 and good works: 08/22/2010

Matt. 7:7-11: 06/05/2011

Maximum Age of a Baptized Child: 06/25/2006

Meaning of "Altar": 08/13/2006

Meaning of Orthodox: 01/09/2005 01/02/2005 09/26/2004

Meaning of Sheol and Hades: 01/30/2005

Mel Gibson's movie The Passion: 02/22/2004

Membership in the OPC: 12/05/2010 12/12/2010 06/03/2012

Memorial Pictures on Church Bulletins: 05/29/2005

Men Under Care: 07/14/2003

Military Chaplaincy: 12/12/2009

Military service: 06/20/2010

Millennial views: 04/20/2008

Ministers: Voting and Membership: 03/26/2006

Mission Philosophy: OPC & PCA: 07/28/2003

Missions: 01/02/2011

Mode of baptism: 03/03/2003 01/08/2012

Modern Medical Questions: 10/26/2003

Music in Worship: 05/05/2003

Muslim View of Jesus' Crucifixion: 10/03/2004

Muslims: descended from Esau?: 02/04/2007

Narnia Stories of C.S. Lewis: 05/07/2006

National Israel: 01/01/2012 04/15/2012

Near death experiences: 11/25/2012

New International Version (NIV): 08/14/2005

New Perspective on Paul: 03/12/2006

New Testament: Word of God?: 10/23/2005

Nicene Creed: 08/08/2010

One little word in A Mighty Fortress: 05/09/2004

OPC and Calvinism: 08/15/2010

OPC Controversies and GA Reports: 02/15/2004

OPC Distinctives: 12/09/2002

OPC General Assembly: 06/26/2011

OPC on Wikipedia: 02/09/2014

Open Theism: 09/14/2003

Ordination in the OPC: 09/10/2006

Ordination of elders: 04/07/2003

Origin of "session": 06/01/2014

Original Sin: 05/08/2005

Original sin and immaculate conception: 09/09/2012

Orthodox Revisited - Part 1: 01/09/2005 01/02/2005

Orthodox Revisited - Part 2: 01/09/2005 01/02/2005

Orthodox Revisited - Part 3: 01/16/2005 01/09/2005 01/02/2005

Orthodox: Meaning in OPC: 01/09/2005 01/02/2005 09/26/2004

Owning the Truth: 04/17/2010 06/05/2005

Paedocommunion: 06/04/2006 02/27/2011

Parachurch Ministries: 09/03/2006

Parents' vows: 09/04/2011

Pastor's income: 08/05/2012

Pastoral Prayer: 11/28/2004

Pastors: Voting and Membership: 03/26/2006

Paul the Pharisee: 02/19/2012

Peace About It: 05/09/2010

Pictures of Christ: 03/17/2003 02/06/2011

Place of Pulpit and Table: 08/18/2003

Pledge of Allegiance: 01/09/2010

Polygamy: 11/11/2006

Polygamy in other countries: 02/20/2011

Prayer "for Jesus' Sake": 08/27/2006

Prayers of Unbelievers: 09/23/2007

Praying with unbelievers: 12/19/2010

Predestination and Irresistible Grace: 11/04/2002

Preparation for the Lord's Supper: 02/13/2010

Presbyterian Beliefs: 07/25/2004

Presbyterian Church Government: 10/21/2007

Presbyterian Church in America: 01/06/2003 07/28/2003

Presbyterian Church USA: 06/16/2003

Presbyterianism: 06/27/2004 07/10/2011

Presbyterians and the Virgin Birth: 04/09/2006

Prison Evangelism: 01/22/2006

Producing Fruit: 03/20/2010

Profession of faith: 05/29/2011

Protestant Reformed Church and the Free Offer: 08/15/2004

Protestant Saints: 07/31/2005

Psalm 150 set to music: 02/25/2007

Psalmody: 12/16/2002

Pulpit Committees: 01/30/2010

Purgatory and good works: 03/02/2008

Race relations perspective in the OPC: 03/30/2008 02/09/2014

Rapture and Left Behind: 05/19/2003 04/03/2011

Reaching young people: 06/27/2010

Red Sea Crossing: 07/11/2004

Reformed Baptists: 08/19/2012

Reformed Christianity v. Atheism: 04/21/2013

Reformed Church in America: 04/21/2003

Reformed Distinctives: 09/25/2011 01/30/2011 10/23/2011

Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America: 05/16/2004

Reformed View of Original Sin: 05/08/2005 10/23/2011

Refusing to baptise one's children: 12/16/2012

Regulative principle of worship: 03/09/2014

Regulative Principle of Worship: 08/04/2003 07/18/2010 07/24/2011

Relationship with God: 04/24/2005

Remarriage: 04/11/2004

Repentance: 05/13/2007

Restaurants on the Sabbath: 11/04/2007

Revelation: Is It Completed?: 09/19/2004 06/10/2012

Robes in Worship: 11/23/2003

Rock & Rap Music: 09/22/2013

Roman Catholicism: 09/11/2005 06/12/2011

Roman Catholicism and "Sacred Tradition": 12/17/2006

Roman Catholics joining the OPC: 09/11/2005 06/03/2012

Romans 1:20: 04/03/2005

Ruth as Covenant Member: 06/26/2005

Sabbath Day Change: 09/25/2005 09/18/2005 10/02/2005

Saints: 07/31/2005

Salvation of Infants Who Die: 02/29/2004 07/08/2012

Salvation of the Elect: 04/25/2004

Salvation: Can It Be Lost?: 10/24/2004

Sanctification: 11/25/2007

Santa Claus and Truth: 01/25/2004 11/25/2002 12/18/2005

Secret Societies: 11/14/2010

Seder: should Christians celebrate?: 07/17/2005

Seminary: 03/09/2008

Seminary Choice: 12/24/2006

Serving communion to the sick: 12/23/2002

Session Confidentiality: 04/03/2010

Seventh-Day Adventists: 06/10/2006

Sexual Morality: 02/06/2005 07/18/2004

Sexual Sin: 07/25/2010

Sheol and Hades: 01/30/2005

Short-term missions: 01/02/2011

Should entertainments be avoided?: 03/27/2011

Shrove Tuesday: 02/03/2003

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday: 08/21/2005

Shunning the excommunicated: 12/11/2011

Slain in the Spirit: 07/30/2006

Sleep - is it a result of the fall?: 01/26/2014

Small groups: 12/25/2011

Sola Fide (only faith): 07/29/2012

Soul and Spirit: 10/30/2011

Spanking Children: 08/31/2003

Speaking in tongues: 04/14/2003 05/01/2011

Special and General Revelation: 11/20/2011

Starting a new OP Church: 09/30/2007

Study Bible: 09/07/2003

Suicide: 11/13/2011

Suicide: 11/13/2011

Sunday School Teachers: 12/21/2003 03/18/2012

Supporting non-reformed agencies: 08/28/2011

Taming the Tongue: 10/10/2004 06/24/2012

Tattoos: 08/25/2003 01/08/2006 08/12/2012

Teaching our daughters: 08/26/2012

Teaching our daughters: 08/26/2012

Tenebrae & Maundy Thursday Services: 03/02/2013

Thank Offering After Communion: 12/19/2004

Theonomy and the OPC: 12/07/2003

Tithing: 06/09/2003

Tithing with debt:

Total Depravity: 10/23/2011

Translation of "homosexual" in 1 Cor. 6:9: 05/13/2012

Transubstantiation: 01/27/2008

Trinity: 09/12/2004 07/31/2011 07/14/2013

Trinity Hymnal: 04/17/2011

Trinity Hymnal: 04/17/2011 12/04/2011

Trinity Hymnal - different words: 11/28/2010 12/04/2011

True Church and the OPC: 12/09/2007

TULIP and predestination: 11/04/2002

TV Apostolic Healing Services: 06/19/2005 12/26/2004

Universal Atonement: 02/13/2011

Unpardonable sin: 12/23/2007

Value of the Westminster Standards: 06/12/2005

Verichip and the mark of the beast: 01/27/2013

Virgin Mary: 05/22/2005

Visions: 01/09/2011

War and "You Shall Not Murder": 08/22/2004

Wayward children: 03/24/2003

Wearing jewelry and wigs: 01/22/2012

Wedding locations: 06/15/2014

Wedding toast/speech that glorifies God: 07/13/2014

Were the Apostles (Re-)Baptized?: 10/01/2006

Wesleyan view of sanctification: 02/24/2003

Westminster Confession of Faith - Edition Used: 03/07/2004

Westminster Confession of Faith Study Guide: 09/16/2007

Westminster Standards: 06/12/2005

What is the church "for"?: 09/23/2012

When Was the Church Established?: 01/29/2006

Who created religion?: 08/07/2011 08/21/2011 10/06/2013

Why wasn't Mary's sin passed on to Jesus?: 04/28/2013

Wine or Grape Juice: 02/10/2003 07/01/2012

Withdrawing from the OPC: 11/02/2003

Woman caught in adultery (John 8:3-11): 06/29/2014

Women in prayer meetings: 10/28/2012

Women Missionaries: 08/01/2004 07/22/2012

Women Teaching Men: 10/05/2003 03/18/2012 02/23/2014

Women Teaching Women: 07/21/2003

Women Ushers: 04/10/2005

Worshiping with Arminians: 05/27/2012

Zechariah 14: 1-21: 05/15/2011

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