Re: Re: The Church Adrift /previous posts
- Greetings Simon,
Appreciate the work of the JBS, even tho JB was a Rev. Settlement
churchman. Likewise J Kennedy. The Free Church sure went downhill fast
after the first generation, but that has happened more then a time or two
in church history it would seem.
Been meaning also to write you re. your posts on the Scottish Reformation
Society and Sinclair Horne. I was wondering if you know Tony Horne who
used to edit and publish The Presbyterian? The magazine turned into the
British Reformed Journal associated with the Prot. Reformed Churches here
in America and the PRC's now former mission church in Ireland. Is he
possibly related to Sinclair? Tony started doing something for the
Trinitarian Bible Society and I believe he is with the FCC now, but am
not sure. He sent me a phamphlet early on re. the MacLeod case by I
As for the
> the Presbyterianare you talking about the same group John Murray was associated with?
> Reformed Church of America (except for one of its churches where I'm
> a member,
> in England),
I would be interested in hearing your reasons for joining there, if you
cared to comment. I didn't know they had a work in the UK.
A couple years before joining up with what became the RPNA, some of us
looked into the PRC, visiting the closest work in Portland,Ore. but
cordially in Christ
- Thank you very much for your post, Simon.
to edit and publish The Presbyterian?>>> I was wondering if you know Tony Horne
> who used
>and his wife. They are good, hard working folk.
> Yes, I know him
>Say hello to him for me please, when you see him next. I emailed him one time, I think, but lost track of his whereabouts some time ago. I had a friend who visited one of the PRC/BRJ conferences that met him, but that was awhile back.
> <<The magazine turned into the British Reformed Journalassociated
> withthe PRC's now former
> the Prot. Reformed Churches here in America and
> missionour contact
> church in Ireland.>>
> Also familiar. Some of these folks led myself and my wife to the
> faith. But we have changed a lot in our thinking since
> the groups you mention.Is the BRJ still publishing?AFAIK, Tony is not affiliated with these
> folk muchnow.
>I don't know if that surprises me or not. It would be interesting to hear what he has to say.The mission in Ireland is still there, and still theirs. They
> installed a local (N.Ireland) man who trained at their seminary in
> Michigan.Last I heard, he is stateside and the N. Ireland work is no more. The former start up pastor, Ron Hanko is now the local PRC pastor here where I attended when I was in touch with Tony, and talking to those still in the congregation who I see occasionally, one of the reasons it took so long for him to get a call here in the States when he got back was because of trouble there.>
> <<Is he possibly related to Sinclair?>>
> No. Many people ask that question, and he told me himself that they
> not related.
>!!! I won't have to ask.
> <<Tony started doing something for the Trinitarian Biblethe Highlands at least). He
> Yes, he's their rep in Scotland (or
> carriesand conferences and various AGMs in
> a TBS bookstall to churches
>What is a AGM?
> <<...and I believe he is with the FCC now, but am notsure.>>
><<He sent me a pamphlet early on re. the MacLeod case by I
> Yes he is. In Aberdeen.
>which may be the same
> I've read I Murray's book on the FC/FCC split,
> you mention, or a more developedMy copy is a 28 page Pamphlet entitles "Professor Donald Macleod and his 'opponents' dated Oct. 1996. There was some news over here about it, but nothing like over there evidently.Murray is quite a writer, but his little tract on hymnody contra psalmody was a disappointment and Ron Hanko and the BRJ quite correctly took Ian and the Banner of Truth to task for blue pencilling Pink's Sovereignty of God.
> <<"As for the Presbyterian Reformed Church of
> are you talking about the same group John Murray wasassociated
> with? Ifor joining there, if
> would be interested in hearing your reasons
> you caredhad a work in the UK. A couple years
> to comment. I didn't know they
> beforewhat became the RPNA, some of us looked into the
> joining up with
> PRC, visitingthe closest work in Portland,Ore. but didn't join.>>
>it's the same group. JM was involved in helping this PRC (not
> one as you mentioned earlier) come into being, but as he was bythen
> quiterelatives in Scotland,
> elderly and needing to look after some of his
> hethis group. Some of his views
> didn't actually become a presbyter of
> arepsalmody) but his particular take on
> held herein (e.g., exclusive
> the freewidely held. Many of our ministers have views closer to
> offer is not
> ProfWilliam Young on this issue, who is still alive and in one of our
>Praise the Lord. I had heardthat Dr. Young was seriously ill and expected to die some time ago.His comments/definition of terms re. the free offer are very good.Unfortunately, I also still have his handwritten letter to me re. why the AP were justified in leaving the Free Pres. over the Lord MacKay affair/questions of conscience. While I wouldn't justify everything the FP has done, the AP seemed to jump from the frying pan into the fire and from what little we hear over here, has really declined doctrinally. When we looked into the Portland, Ore. congregation of the PRC, I found out that the PRC were thinking about accepting the AP congregation and minister in Vancouver BC and was more than a little surprised/disappointed. That was one of the things that kept me from joining.
reconnaisance to find a> As for why my wife and I joined, we came to the Reformed faith of
> the Westminster
> Standards, and here in England we went on
> which adhered to these.Where exactly are you in the England, Simon? If you mentioned it already I forgot.
> Cordially in Christ,Likewise and thanks again for catching me up on Tony Horne