“False teaching produces false living.”
“Love is the most essential element of the Christian faith; there is a special sense in which pastors are to love those entrusted to their care.”
This question has to do with the limits of human authorities and more particularly with the jurisdictional boundaries of the civil government.
Throughout the New Testament the Sabbath principle retains its binding status. However, Romans 14:5-6, Galatians 4:9-11, and Colossians 2:16-17 are all often cited as evidence that the Sabbath is no longer binding.
Although Keach authored this work in the seventeenth century, his correctional insights about local church controversy are relevant to every generation of Christians. As such, the remainder of this article features what Keach deemed to be “common causes of discord [in a local church].”
In his magnificent work, A Treatise on the Law and the Gospel, John Colquhoun has a chapter titled “Rules for Rightly Understanding the Ten Commandments” (pp 85-98), which is similar to Question 99 of the Westminster Larger Catechism, “What rules are to be observed for the right understanding of the Ten Commandments?”
“A pastoral preacher is not merely concerned with the meaning and theology of the text, but also with the particular people to whom he’s preaching.”
Untiring Perseverance: The Rise and Fall of Particular Baptists in Vermont (1768-1880) | Cody S. Edds
The first 100 years of Particular Baptist associationalism in Vermont was marked by early flashes of increase and blessing only to be followed by a drastic decline and a continual stagnation.
Those who repent unto the forgiveness of sins are the true candidates for baptism.
For those who believe in Christ, in the midst of all the storms you will ever face in this life, God is in control and is teaching you precious truths that will do your soul eternal good.