Author Archives: Mark Gibson

Random Stuff

The following is a rambling post intended to cover multiple topics, none of which are necessarily related.  With that disclaimer out of the way: 1.  Andy, I hope you really enjoyed your vacation.  I was born in Hawaii (lived there … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast

Bishop N.T. Wright: “Future justification, acquittal at the last great Assize, always takes place on the basis of the totality of the life lived.”   Puritan Thomas Brooks: “There is no Christian in his wits who will dare to adventure … Continue reading

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Means of Grace applied

Let us be careful to keep away from all hardening influences, whether of books, or men, or habits, or pleasures. If there is any company which deadens us towards spiritual things, which hinders our prayers, shakes our faith, or dampens … Continue reading

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The Gospel really is “Of First Importance”

Check it out: http://firstimportance.org/

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OSP Churches and the Sufficiency of Scripture

When I think about Old School Presbyterianism, one of the main things that comes to mind is the sufficiency of Scripture.  Other voices are often heard speaking of scripture’s inerrancy (and the Bible is inerrant), its authority (the Bible most … Continue reading

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Call the Sabbath a delight!

One of the things that I have come to appreciate about OSP churches and theology is the emphasis on the LORD’s Day. I didn’t become a believer until my freshman year in college (can anything good come out of the … Continue reading

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R.L. Dabney and Old School Methodology

“If the question be raised, why the church does not grow faster? …the fault is not ecclesiastical, but spiritual. The real need is not new methods, but fidelity to the old, a true revival in the hearts of ministers and … Continue reading

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