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  Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The RPCNA Old Light Synod adopted The Covenant of 1871 in Pittsburgh as their new church covenant.
The RPCNA is renowned for their historical commitment to strict subscription to the Westminster Confession of Faith (subordinate to The Bible), and the singing of the psalms only, unaccompanied by instruments.
Currently, the RPCNA has approximately 7,000 members in 81 congregations in 20 American states and two Canadian provinces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/RPCNA   (959 words)

 Reformation Principles Re-Exhibited: An Historical Witness & Brotherly Entreaty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
RPCNA as adopted in the Synod of 1878--4.
RPCNA Original Term of Communion--V. The owning of all the Scriptural Testimonies, and earnest contendings of Christ's faithful witnesses; whether martyrs, under the late persecution, or such as have succeeded them, in maintaining the same cause; and especially of the Judicial Act, Declaration and Testimony, emitted by the Reformed Presbytery.
RPCNA present--No mention is made of the fifth term of communion in the "Covenant of Church Membership".
reformedpresbytery.org /books/rpcna/rpcna.htm   (15995 words)

 Reformed Presbytery in North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their reasons for separation were that the RPCNA "has corrupted the doctrines and worship, and prostituted the government and discipline of the house of God".
The RPNA shares many distinctives with other Reformed denominations such as the RPCNA and to a lesser extent the OPC and PCA.
Distinctives such as the regulative principle of worship, presbyterial church government, and adherence to the Westminster Confession of Faith are beliefs that are not unique the RPNA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reformed_Presbytery_in_North_America   (1054 words)

 OTH - The Mission of the Ottawa Theological Hall Within the RPCNA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Synod of the RPCNA approved that action in the summer of 1982.
As part of the RPCNA, therefore, OTH shares basically in the pursuit of the Church’s mission which is stated in its Constitution as follows:
These men must be taken under the care of the Presbytery and fulfill all the requirements for the pastoral ministry as required by the Church.
www.rpcottawa.org /oth/mission.php   (148 words)

 Christ's Mediatorial Kingship -NRA
First of all, there is a common conception, especially in the RPCNA, that the doctrine of Christ's mediatorial kingship is distinctive to the Reformed Presbyterian Church and is even a uniquely RP contribution to the wider corpus of Reformed theology.
Pockras, is that the doctrine of Christ's mediatorial kingship is a doctrine common to Reformed theology and is not at all distinctive to the RPCNA.
What this means is that while the RPCNA retains the traditional language of covenanting, it has in fact departed from the substance of the older idea of covenanting.
www.natreformassn.org /statesman/91/kingship.html   (1445 words)

 Definitions of Terms Like RPCNA
Baptized children in the RPCNA are considered members (baptized member) but they cannot partake of communion until they make a public profession of faith and are admitted to the Lord's Table by the session (see Question 177 of the
Covenant of 1871 - sworn/subscribed by Synod of RPCNA in Pittsburgh; the covenant consists of (1) confession of personal, ecclesiastical, and national sins (2) rejection of things contrary to God's Word (3) promotion of God's Word to unite the Church and bring submission of the government under Christ.
Mediatorial Kingship of Christ - distinctive of the RPCNA.
www.christchurchreformed.com /Whoweare/Definitions.htm   (2681 words)

 An Open Letter to an RPCNA Elder by Jim Dodson
It is his testimony against the backsliding of the RPCNA (and other "Presbyterian" denominations that continue to decline from covenanted Reformation attainments).
Was this written by members of the Synod of the RPCNA or members of the Society of Jesus (i.e., Jesuits).
the RPCNA is a reforming church as witnessed at Synod, 1993.
www.swrb.com /newslett/actualNLs/RPCNAdod.htm   (6567 words)

 A Historical and Biblical Examination of Women Deacons
Stevenson was instrumental in convincing RPCNA elders and ministers that women should be ordained to the diaconate, by pointing to the example of the early church.
The first Presbyterian denomination in the United States to ordain women as deacons was the RPCNA This decision was the result of an R.P. church's decision to elect a woman, Miss McConnell, to the diaconate.
The present movement within the RPCNA to open all church offices to women is led by Faith Martin.
reformedonline.com /view/reformedonline/deacon.htm   (18199 words)

 U.S. Presbyterianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1969 they joined with the RPCNA and were completely assimilated into that body.
And there was a desire to soften McIntire’s strong separatist stand and to disassociate with his strong emphasis on political issues.
This church was formed by the union of the RPCNA, General Synod and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
www.americanpresbyterianchurch.org /american_presbyterianism.htm   (1273 words)

 Presbyterian and Reformed Churches
A breakaway from the RPCNA (1840), holds to an extreme view of Exclusive Psalmody, saying that those who use hymns and don't sing via lining are idolaters.
A merger of the Associate and northern Associate Reformed Churches (1858), this was a conservative Reformed witness until its union with the northern PCUSA in 1958 and it lost its distinctives.
Broke from the RPCNA in 1833 because that church had forbidden members to vote or hold office, while the RPCGS supported this.
www.tateville.com /churches.html   (1216 words)

 Future Churches
Christ reiterated this calling when He commissioned the apostles, and thus the church, to "Go and make disciples of every nation." Without question, we as believers and we as a church are called to proclaim the gospel of Christ.
In 1988, the Home Mission Board applied this teaching to the RPCNA, calling the church to the work of evangelism and church planting through the vision called "Time to Plant." Out of that vision, God has graciously been at work building His church.
He has inspired the denomination to be about the gospel ministry and to sow generously in the work of church planting.
www.rphomemissions.org /html/future.html   (964 words)

 PCA, RPCNA, parts of ARP, OPC in National Association of Evangelicals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Also, individual churches in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP) and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) are members of the NAE, and these individual churches are accepted by their respective denominations.
They are in cooperation with those who preach a false gospel to spread this gospel worldwide.
Clearly, the PCA and RPCNA are part of the Great Whore.
www.outsidethecamp.org /dyk34.htm   (453 words)

 Testimony of the RPCNA Concerning the Civil Magistrate -NRA
Testimony of the RPCNA Concerning the Civil Magistrate
This confessional declaration on the civil magistrate is one that all Christians and churches should ponder and consider.
Web curator's note: The RPCNA presents their testimony side-by-side with the Westminster Confession of Faith.
www.natreformassn.org /statesman/04/rpcnamag.html   (1722 words)

 About Cush4Christ
Cush4Christ is a mission under the official oversight of the Foreign Mission Board (FMB) of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA).
The vision for Sudan was born from this local church and continues to be the heart of the ministry that is reaching out to the people of Cush.
Cush4Christ is a faith mission that receives generous contributions from individuals, churches and the Foreign Mission Board of the RPCNA.
www.rpcottawa.org /c4c/JoinUs.htm   (267 words)

 PINS Article
The communique from the RPCNA to NAPARC, besides asking for a study of each denomination's distinctives, also asked for a committee to be appointed "to study Robert Godfrey's proposal on Unity Among Reformed Churches.
Opposing the motion were one delegate each from the KAPC and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the four OPC delegates, and the three delegates from the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS).
He noted that historically, the RPCNA had gone from 20,000 members down to 4,000 members; but that over the last generation, the church's membership has climbed back to about 6,000.
www.presbyteriannews.org /volumes/v5/4/naparc.html   (3131 words)

 Word for the Week - Learn and Live
Ordained ministers coming into the RPCNA from other denominations do not stay.
In the RPCNA, I'm definitely not a McPrutow.
This is an important issue as we look to the future.
www.w-e-m.org /learn/9   (524 words)

 Reformed Presbyterian Church of Shawnee, KS
In 1743, the first Reformed Presbyterian congregation was organized in North America.
The RPCNA belongs to the National Association of Evangelicals and to the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC), through which we have close working relationships with a number of other branches of the church of Jesus Christ.
RPCNA congregations stretch across the USA and Canada.
www.shawneerpc.org /about_rpcna.html   (247 words)

 Dodson Versus the RPCNA -- concerning his "Open Letter to an RPCNA Elder"
However, I do believe that the RPCNA as represented in her present judicatories is not a true church as set forth in the Reformed creeds.
The false Synod of the RPCNA has done all it could to tear itself from the Covenant bonds of former times.
Face it, the 1980 Testimony is a pathetic imitation of "testimony-bearing"--most of you in the RPCNA no longer have the stomach for faithful witness bearing.
www.swrb.com /newslett/actualNLs/dodvsrpcna.htm   (1836 words)

 The Puritanboard - » General discussions » Church suggestions
The RPCNA doesn't have many congregations in the South- I think primarily because of their anti-slavery stance in the 19th century.
I used to be a deacon in the RPCNA, but now I am a layman in the Presbyterian Reformed Church.
Peter is right that there are few RPCNA conregations in the south, although they do exist in places like Florida and Alabama.
www.puritanboard.com /forum/viewthread.php?tid=9733   (637 words)

 HMB Purposes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
To facilitate the establishment of new RPCNA congregations in North America by providing Counsel, Encouragement, Resources, and Training (CERT) to its Presbyteries.
To aid Presbyteries financially in the work of church extension and missions through administration of the funds committed to the Board by the Synod.
The Home Mission Board (HMB) is a ministry of the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA).
www.rphomemissions.org /html/purpose.html   (307 words)

 The Puritanboard - » Theological Forum » Ecclesiology » Ordination in one denomination but preaching ...
My current plans are to finish my BA B.T.S. at SBTS here in Louisville, apprentice at an RPCNA church in Indiana, under the care of their presbytery, and then move to RPTS in Pittsburgh for my M.Div.
Being ordained in the RPCNA (a WCF-practicing denomination) and then preaching in the PCA, ARPCA, PRC, OPC (all WCF-practicing denominaitions wth very similar beliefs in all respects).
www.reformedpresbyterian.org = RPCNA, and the Church in which I had planned on joining after I finish here at SBTS and can move within proximity of one.
www.puritanboard.com /forum/viewthread.php?tid=8708   (791 words)

Calling the PCA the main conservative Presbyterian denomination overlooks the older, though smaller, RPCNA, ARP, and OPC, among others.
I know of none of the smaller, conservative denominations “fighting liberalism as more evangelicals are accepting women’s ordination.” While I agree “women’s ordination” is a liberal issue, the MSL, WSL, PCA, ARP, RPCNA, or OPC are not even considering the ordination of women as elders.
The EPC has made this a local option; so they are not “fignting” the issue either.
www.beliefnet.com /boards/message_list.asp?boardID=3755&discussionID=480344   (624 words)

 Spatial repression of PCNA by p53 during kidney development -- Saifudeen et al. 283 (4): 727 -- AJP - Renal Physiology
A: nucleotide sequence alignment of the putative p53-binding motifs in the hPCNA and rPCNA genes with the consensus p53-binding sequence.
Binding of kidney nuclear extracts to the p53-response elements of hPCNA and rPCNA is developmentally regulated.
Lanes 3 and 6: 100-fold molar excess of unlabeled rPCNA or hPCNA p53 oligoduplexes.
ajprenal.physiology.org /cgi/content/full/283/4/F727   (3564 words)

 Review of Andrew Clarkson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
However, starting in 1871 -- some would even argue earlier -- the RPCNA began backpedaling its own testimony.
The RPCNA today bears little resemblance to the dissenters being defended by Clarkson.
However, a church in Edmonton, AB Canada (the Edmonton Puritan Reformed Church) has recently adopted the old testimonies of the Reformed Presbytery, i.e.
www.fpcr.org /blue_banner_articles/plain.htm   (1048 words)

 Reformation Principles Exhibited
And, (3.) It declares the steps of backsliding of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod in North America (RPCNA) insofar as it is, in itself, the first step of organic defection amongst those who pretended to be the Witnessing Remnant.
More than anything else, the History contained herein is that which motivates the present publication: a History of Events and a History of Doctrine: what was once done by Covenanters, and what was once believed by Covenanters; and how these things came over time to be despised by their children.
Had they walked in the ways of their father's, all had been well; but sadly, no generation among them has walked in the ways of their fathers, but each has successively adventured new steps of defection, and incurred greater and greater guilt as backsliders.
www.truecovenanter.com /reformedpresbyterian/rpe.html   (19183 words)

 Reformed Presbyterian Witness
For updates on the 2006 Synod of the RPCNA, visit RPSynod.com.
For daily reports and photos from the RPCNA Synod held June 26-30,
Plus, see our congregation of the month, church news, and other features.
www.rpwitness.com   (139 words)

 "Christians and the Internet" (CATI, 1/33)
One of the results of cutting down on uninvited, unwelcome, and unwanted invasions of your home is that you'll have more free time -- time that you can spend with God or with your family (perhaps doing interesting, worthwhile things together on the Internet?).
The RPCNA traces its roots to the Scottish Covenanters and thus are themselves known as "Covenanters" or even "Covies." Here's some more information on the background on this denomination;
Some RPCNA congregations do not have a Web page, but here are the ones I know of that do:
traver.org /cati/archives/cati33.htm   (3449 words)

 Pastor Bruce Backensto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Pastor Bruce was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in the RPCNA on May 31, 1972,  when he became the Pastor of the Sterling, Kansas, RPC.
After laboring there for seven and one half years, during which time the congregation moved into a
After graduation in May of 1972 he accepted the call to shepherd the Sterling, Kansas, RPC.
www.genevarpchurch.com /PastorBruceBackensto.html   (281 words)

 Fresno RP Church - Pastor Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dad is an RPCNA pastor currently serving in a church planting situation in Beltsville, MD (Washington DC area).
I would love to emulate my Dad and Mom's heart for evangelism and love for people.
Planner and participant in leadership for summer family camps of the Pacific Coast Presbytery of the RPCNA
www.fresnorpchurch.org /BIO.htm   (216 words)

 First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Cambridge, Massachusetts
They can be read with Adobe Reader, which is available at no cost.
Papers from the Worship Study Committee of the Synod of the RPCNA
Teacher and People Gathered in One Place on the Lord's Day
www.reformedprescambridge.com /articles.html   (978 words)

 April 25, 1997 note from Bacon to RPCNA elders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
April 25, 1997 note from Bacon to RPCNA elders
[To: Several RPCNA Elders discussing Schwertley's Warning against the Steelites]
An Open Letter to Reformed Pastors, Elders, and all Brethren in Christ
www.fpcr.org /fpcrprc/RPnote.htm   (198 words)

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