Our 2013conference will be held August 19-21 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania.
In a day in which expository preaching and doctrinal clarity are considered inconsequential, even detrimental to church growth and unity, many have abandoned the old paths for the broader road of inclusivism. But can two walk together, unless they are agreed? The Scripture encourages us to “walk by the same rule” and “be of the same mind” (Phil. 3:16). Biblical unity, therefore, is centered in the common faith of God's people and is doctrinal in it’s nature. Maintaining the unity of the Spirit requires us to hold fast to that “One Faith” which is the basis of our unity.
Like Charles Spurgeon, “We do not pretend to be un-sectarian, if by this is meant the absence of all distinctive principles, and a desire to please parties of all shades of opinion. We believe and therefore speak. We speak in love, but not in soft words and trimming sentences. We shall not court controversy, but we shall not shun it when the cause of God demands it. . . We would ply the trowel with untiring hand for the building up of Jerusalem's dilapidated walls, and wield the sword with vigor and valor against the enemies of Truth.”
It is our hope and prayer that those who read and consider the things we publish here will come to see the importance of the Biblical Faith that is at the heart of any true unity. That churches, who identify themselves with that body of Truth, might work together according to the New Testament pattern. In the words of the Apostle Paul: “I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Cor. 1:10). May the Lord bless us to that end. Amen
Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.