Dr. George DownameThe Christian’s Sanctuary, pp. 18-29 Thus we have heard that the religious fast is a solemn exercise of religion, to be undertaken of us, when we are humble suitors to the Lord, upon some urgent occasion. Let us now consider wherein this exercise doth consist, which is expressed in the rest of the… Read More The Christian Duty of Fasting: 2. The Outward Fast
Dr. George DownameThe Christian’s Sanctuary, pp. 8-18 What is Fasting? The religious fast is a solemn exercise of religion, wherein we being humble suitors unto the Lord upon some special or extraordinary occasion, do abstain not only from food and some other commodities and delights of this life, but also from bodily labours and worldly… Read More The Christian Duty of Fasting: 1. What is Fasting?
Johann Gerhard Theological Commonplaces: On the Nature of Theology and Scripture Chapter XIV: On The Integrity of the Hebrew Text in the Old Testament The Hebrew text is not corrupt. § 318. Among the arguments with which the Papists labor to carry their point that the Hebrew text of the Old Testament is not the… Read More The Purity of the Masoretic Text
Thomas Watson The Beatitudes An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12 XVII. The blessed privilege of seeing God. “They shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 These words are linked to the former and they are a great incentive to heart-purity. The pure heart shall see the pure God. There is a double sight which the saints have of God.… Read More The Blessed Privilege of Seeing God
William Perkins A Godly and Learned Exposition of Christ’s Sermon in the Mount “Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 These words contain the sixth rule of Christ, touching true happiness, wherein, as in the former, observe two points: the persons blessed; and wherein their blessedness consists. I. The… Read More The Beatific Vision | William Perkins
Theodore Beza & Antoine de la Faye Theses Theologicae in Schola Genevensi Propositions and Principles of Divinity Propounded and Disputed in the University of Geneva by Students (1586) XL. Principles Concerning Repentance 1. Seeing the wickedness of man’s nature is such, that not only no man can perform the Law of God, but not so… Read More Principles Concerning Repentance
Theodore Beza & Antoine de la Faye Theses Theologicae in Schola Genevensi Propositions and Principles of Divinity Propounded and Disputed in the University of Geneva by Students (1586) LXI. Principles Touching the Popish Mass. We have spoken in the former principles concerning the true use of the Supper of the Lord: now we are to… Read More Principles on the Popish Mass
Theodore Beza Sermons upon the Three Chapters of the Canticle of Canticles (1587) The Argument of the 45th Psalm, serving for an Argument and Preface or Abridgment of this book of the Canticle of Canticles or Song of Songs of Solomon. This Psalm, as the whole book of the Canticle of Canticles, is to be… Read More Psalm 45: An Abridgment of Song of Solomon
“Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (Mat. 4:7) William Perkins The Combat Between Christ and the Devil Displayed Point 3 of the Second Temptation Works, vol. 1, pp. 133-138. “Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God”… Read More What Does It Mean To “Tempt” God?
Zacharias Ursinus Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism pp. 621-624. Question 117. What are the requisites of that prayer, which is acceptable to God, and which he will hear? Answer. First, that we from the heart pray to the one true God only, who hath manifested himself in his word, for all things he hath commanded… Read More Conditions of Acceptable Prayer