Be sure to visit our page on Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America, and, please be in prayer for the following missionary from ARBCA:
Stan Line ~ Bogota, Columbia ~ Missionary Information
Gordon and Rayna Taylor wish to thank all who have so faithfully prayed for them over these past 7 years. Your prayers have been heard. Now the Taylors encourage you to pray for John and Roberta Giarrizzo. John will be assuming the position of ARBCA Coordinator this month at the General Assembly in Mansfield, Texas, which is the only ARBCA event in April for the Taylors.
From the 1689 Baptist Confession
C2. Although God knoweth whatsoever may or can come to pass, upon all supposed conditions, yet hath he not decreed anything, because he foresaw it as future, or as that which would come to pass upon such conditions.
( Acts 15:18; Romans 9:11, 13, 16, 18 )
3. By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestinated, or foreordained to eternal life through Jesus Christ, to the praise of his glorious grace; others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of his glorious justice.
( 1 Timothy 5:21; Matthew 25:34; Ephesians 1:5, 6; Romans 9:22, 23; Jude 4 ) hapter 3, Paragraphs 2 & 3 of 7
Chapter 3, Paragraphs 4 & 5 of 7
4. These angels and men thus predestinated and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed, and their number so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished.
( 2 Timothy 2:19; John 13:18 )
5. Those of mankind that are predestinated to life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to his eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of his will, hath chosen in Christ unto everlasting glory, out of his mere free grace and love, without any other thing in the creature as a condition or cause moving him thereunto.
( Ephesians 1:4, 9, 11; Romans 8:30; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Romans 9:13, 16; Ephesians 2:5, 12 )