Dr. John MacArthur:
“Our preferences and opinions do not determine which parts of the Bible we submit to, and which we ignore. Instead, those preferences and opinions must be subject to Scripture and its authority.”
R. C. Sproul:
“We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we are sinners.”
“I have heard it asserted most positively, that those high doctrines which we love and which we find in the Scriptures, are licentious ones. I do not know who has the hardihood to make that assertion, when they consider that the holiest of men have been believers in them.
I ask the man who dares to say that Calvinism is a licentious religion, what he thinks of the character of Augustine, or Calvin, or Whitfield, who in successive ages were the great exponents of the system of grace; or what will he say of those Puritans, whose works are full of them? Had a man been an Arminian in those days, he would have been accounted the vilest heretic breathing; but now we are looked upon as the heretics, and they the orthodox.”
I am a Reformed Baptist. I hold to 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. Presently I attend a sound PCA in central Alabama.
I embrace the Five Solas. This means that I believe that Scripture teaches that:
We are saved by Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone)
Through Sola Fide (faith alone)
By Sola Gratia (grace alone)
By Solus Christus (Christ alone)
For Soli Deo Gloria (to the glory of God alone)
I also embrace TULIP.
The Word of God was inspired by the Holy Spirit and is sufficient, inerrant, and infallible. The Holy Spirit will not ever lead us contrary to the Holy Scriptures that He Himself inspired.
I believe in a literal six-day Creation and a world-wide flood.
I hold to cessation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Scripture forbids women to preach or hold authority over men in the church. (1 Timothy 2:11-15)
I embrace patriarchy. God specified the creation order–man first, woman second. He created woman for man, to be his help-meet. Man was created to be the leader in the home, in the church, and in society.
Titus 2: 3-5 in conjunction with the entirety of Scripture teaches that women are to be home centered. The man’s job, as appointed by God, is outward towards provision, protection, the church, and society; the woman’s job, as appointed by God, is inward towards the family.
Children are a blessing and are one of the means through which God raises up holy people unto Himself.
1 Corinthians 11: 1-16 teaches that women are to wear headcoverings in public worship. This is based in creation order and thus for today. Obedience to God’s commands on headcoverings is a powerful refutation of feminism and of feminist’s attacks on Scripture, the creation order, church, home, and family.
Christ is the only way to the Father, and it is through His life, death, resurrection, and ascension that we are offered the forgiveness of sins.
The Lord is holy and He demands that His people pursue holiness.