The Practical Implications of New Side Presbyterianism


volume 19, number 27, June 25, 2020

“And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.” -Acts 4:31

The Presbyterian denomination in Colonial America was established with its first Presbytery (Presbytery of Philadelphia) in 1706 by Francis Makemie and six other Presbyterian ministers. By 1720 a great movement of God was underway in the Dutch Reformed Churches of New Jersey under the leadership of Pastor Theodorus Frelinghuysen. Until that time the Dutch church was lethargic and failed to address the necessity of regeneration. Frelinghuysen was used powerfully of God to preach the new birth. Many were born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, as often happens in the Reformed world, many in the Dutch Reformed…

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