Suffering With The People of God

The ordinary state and condition of God’s church and people in this world is to be in affliction. Hence Paul says that “we must come to heaven through manifold afflictions” (Acts 14:22). The Lord knows what is best for His servants and children. And therefore He has set down this for a ground that “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution” (2 Tim. 3:12).… Read More Suffering With The People of God

Moral Duties Before Ritual

“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice.” (Matthew. 9:13)… There is much to be learned from God’s expressing himself in his word that he likes mercy to them that stand in need of it, better than the offering of the richest sacrifice. Three things especially we learn in it: 1. The respective value and preference of duties. 2. The guise of hypocrites, as our Saviour pinches and taxes the Pharisees often by this point. 3. The excellence of mercy.… Read More Moral Duties Before Ritual

Of Man’s Justification Before God

Lucas Trelcatius (1542-1602)A Brief Institution of the Common Places of Sacred Divinity. Wherein the truth of every place is proved, and the sophisms of Bellarmine are reproved.Translated by John Gawen in 1610. II.ix Of Man’s Justification Before GOD. The Confirming Part. The second degree of application [of Redemption by Christ] which is here made on… Read More Of Man’s Justification Before God