We enjoy a great many liberties in Canada. For the time being the greatest freedom is the one which allows us to worship our Lord and God unimpeded by Government opposition. We are grateful and thankful to our Heavenly Father for allowing us to live in a land as great as Canada.
“No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground. He comes to make His blessings flow far as the curse is found”. The hymn writer, Isaac Watts, in his now famous Christmas hymn, Joy to the World makes two Biblical claims. The first is heralding the Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ. The second, is to state that with His final reign, comes the eradication of humanity’s arch enemy sin and death. The world will be held up for judgment. The books will be opened and the verdict will be declared.
I would remiss if I did not take a moment to publicly thank Pastor Rob Godard, the Elders and leaders of Cloverdale Baptist Church for once again hosting our annual West Coast Conference in Cloverdale, British Columbia. Pastor Godard has put together a fine team of servants who made our weekend a joy and delight with their meticulous attention to detail and their tireless zeal to serve.
In just over two days we will be once again back on the West Coast at Cloverdale Baptist Church. This year we will be featuring Dr. Carl Trueman giving four talks on the Life and Times of Martin Luther. 2017 is right around the corner and those of with Reformed leanings will be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We thought we get in on the fun a little early.
We are pleased to announce that at long last Sola Scriptura will be back in London, Ontario on Saturday November 19, 2016. Over the past year or so, we have received a number of inquiries asking us to visit London again. It seemed like the right thing to do so our old friend Dr. Joseph Pipa will make a return visit.
There is no question that freedom of religion, one of the cornerstones of North American civilization, has been under assault both in Canada and the United States. Most recently, an Ontario court ruled that law degrees granted by Trinity Western in British Columbia would not be recognized in the province of Ontario. The reasoning has to do with its confessional adherence to biblical standards on the subject of homosexuality. Carl Trueman points to a recent law in the state of Iowa that would punish churches for teaching or preaching biblical standards that could be seen as oppressive to minorities. Obviously, what the law has in view is any talk or doctrine that would seek to undermine the LGBT agenda.
Dear Friends ,
“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” – Psalm 119:89
I am so grateful that the Word of God reminds us all that His commandments, His decrees, His promises and His eternal will is not subject to change, arbitration, flights of fancy and caprice. It has been settled, the final outcome has been determined and yes nothing that is happening in our culture has taken God by surprise.