This is the first lesson in our course, Christian Identity and OPC History, taught by Rev. Dr. Camden M. Bucey. While it is necessary to cover basic historical facts such as names, places, and dates, our intent is to cover those items in service of conveying a comprehensive understanding of the Christian’s place in this present earthly age. We are a people living between the times. We are pilgrims who have been redeemed from the slavery of our sin yet are striving to enter our final rest (Heb. 3–4).
As we consider key events in OPC history, we will study foundational biblical texts that explain the church’s place and purpose in this world. In one sense, we could say this is not so much a course in church history as it is historical biblical theology. It is a study in the OPC within the greater context of divine progressive revelation.