Exodus 20:4-6 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a… Read More An Historic Witness Against Images of Christ
Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology, vol. 2. Whether not only the worship but also the formation and use of religious images in sacred places is prohibited by the second commandment. We affirm against the Lutherans. I. In the preceding question we treated of the worship of images. It remains to inquire further concerning their… Read More Images of Christ Are Unlawful, Even If Not Used For Worship
excerpt from Select Works of Robert Rollock, vol. 1, pgs. 68-73. Scripture is autopistos (self-authenticating) How and by what evidence this may appear, that the Scripture is God’s word? To this I answer on this manner: That we have no need simply of any other light, or of any one special evidence to demonstrate this… Read More How We Know the Bible is the Word of God
“The Scripture is the Word of God written in a language fit for the Church by men immediately called to be the Clerkes, or Secretaries of the Holy Ghost, 2 Peter 1:21: ‘For prophecie came not in old time by the will of man, but the holy men of God spake as they were carried… Read More The Apostles and Prophets: Secretaries of the Holy Ghost
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16; c.f. Ephesians 5:19). This post will briefly demonstrate that “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” refers to the Book of Psalms.… Read More Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
The following is an excerpt from volume 4 of The Christian’s Reasonable Service by Wilhelmus à Brakel (hardcopy). The Future Conversion of the Jews Examined in Light of 2 Corinthians 3 Proof #2: This proof of the anticipated conversion of the Jews we derive from 2 Cor 3. This conversion is emphatically affirmed in verse 16: “Nevertheless when… Read More Is the Old Testament a Ministry of Death?
Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 4, pp. 402-408 After Israel had arrived at Horeb, Moses ascended the mountain. God commanded Moses to ask the people on His behalf if they wished to remain in the covenant and be obedient to Him (Exod 19:8). Moses relayed the message, and the people responded at… Read More Is the Mosaic Covenant the Covenant of Grace?