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OPC - Orthodox Presbyterian Church
« on: February 01, 2011, 07:11:34 PM »
Okay guys,

Not much action over here on the Presbyterian thread.  Hmmm.  Looks like I'm gonna have to row this boat alone!  LOL

Anyway, I belong to and serve in a Presbyterian Church, the denomination is known as the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church).  It has nothing to do with the Greek Orthodox church.

We are a relatively small conservative denomination in the Reformed tradition begun in 1936.  J. Gresham Machen was instrumental in the beginning, and men like John Murray and Cornelius Van Til have also been involved in this denomination.

The denomination is confessionally reformed (Westminster Confession of Faith) and has a strong emphasis on Biblical doctrine, worship and missions.  We have many missionaries we support overseas and in church plants in the U.S. 

Anyway...now you know more about the OPC than you wanted to. 

If you're ever in Central Massachusetts, shoot me an email, and you can come worship with us.  We don't bite.  Well...most of us don't.   ::smile::

Blessings!

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Re: OPC - Orthodox Presbyterian Church
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 03:21:02 PM »
Just to let you know A, I had a very interesting discussion with an OPC guy.

I found his views very much in line with modern evangelicalism. 

Thank you for distinquishing the difference between your Orthodoxy and mine.
Your orthodoxy is definitely Western-based while ours is eastern. 
BTW, most of us prefer the term eastern Orthodox.  Not all Orthodox are Greek
(but many are).


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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 03:28:02 PM »
Just to let you know A, I had a very interesting discussion with an OPC guy.

I found his views very much in line with modern evangelicalism. 

LOL.  Not sure if I should be happy about that or not!   ::noworries::

Yes, eastern Orthodox would have been a better way to put it.  Thank you!

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Re: OPC - Orthodox Presbyterian Church
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 03:55:38 PM »
Just to let you know A, I had a very interesting discussion with an OPC guy.

I found his views very much in line with modern evangelicalism. 

LOL.  Not sure if I should be happy about that or not!   ::noworries::


Well, in eastern Orthodoxy, we tend to think in the long-term.  Two hundred years
ago is yesterday for us!

What I meant by that is not emergent stuff or praise bands, but
the penal-substitution atonement theory of salvation.

  He explained that the regular Presbyterian Church was going off into
social gospel and that is why they split.

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