WELCOME to the Website of Messiah Reformed Church!
NEW Series! We begin a trip through the Epistles tomorrow, Dec. 14th at 10:45 am!
Elder Bryan Dogan continues teaching his FOUNDATIONS class at 9:30 every Sunday morning.
Wednesday Night Bible Study: features REVELATION 3.0! Join us every Wednesday at 7 pm!
We also invite you to watch, via youtube, Dr. Birks' recently completed Second Coming Series. There are so many views on the "end times" and Bible prophecy. Should there be? Did God make His Word on this subject confusing and full of guess work? He is not a God of confusion His Word assures us. Just click on The Second Coming Series Tab to view the complete series.
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The purpose of this site is to provide the body of Christ with direct, hard hitting exegetical information on Biblical topics without the presuppositions that have accompanied much of the Biblical teaching in the church to date and that has subsequently been labeled as "orthodox".
Presuppositional thinking is THE MAIN PROBLEM in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ when it comes to rightly dividing His Word of truth.
A "presupposition" is essentially believing a thing to be true before we approach the Bible in a disciplined moment of study. It is a reading into the text of Scripture a belief system that may in fact not be what the Bible is meaning to say at all. Take for instance the doctrine of the Parousia, or Second Coming of Christ. It is a presupposition that enunciates the view that this Second Coming has not occurred yet and is therefore still yet to occur in our futures. Every time we read a portion of Scripture that speaks of the Second Coming, we read it through the "lens" of a yet-future-to-us assumption. Consequently, because of this "presupposition", we miss the originally intended meaning of the text.
Is Dr. Birks immune to presuppositions? No one can say that they are entirely free of the influence of presuppositions when it comes to understanding what the Bible means by what it says. However, it is our goal to approach the text of Scripture with an attitude that is as unbiased as possible and to let the Holy Spirit "speak" to us in the Word so that we might come to more God-glorifying conclusions on every subject in Scripture.
This is what we intend for you, our visitor, to find on this site. If you can't find what your're looking for, go ahead and ask a question, The Doctor Is In
Dr. Kelly Nelson Birks