Herman Witsius Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man Volume 1, Book 2, Chapter 10, pp. 271-280. After what manner Christ Used the Sacraments. I. Thus far we have at large treated of those things that relate to the covenant between Christ and the Father; and might seem to have completely finished that subject,… Read More Why Did Christ Partake of the Sacraments?
John Brown of Haddington Systematic Theology, pp. 309-315. Christ’s Mediatorial Dominion Distinguished from his Natural Supremacy. Besides that natural supremacy and dominion over all things equally with his Father and the Holy Ghost, Christ hath also a mediatorial dominion, or kingdom, which, I. Was given him by his Father as the reward of his offering… Read More Christ’s Mediatorial Dominion and Two Kingdoms
“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him,…if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments…Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father… Read More Why Did Christ Only Mention the Second Table?
Can Christians have assurance of salvation? The Westminster Confession (18:1) states “such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavoring to walk in all good conscience before him, may in this life be certainly assured that they are in a state of grace, and may rejoice in the hope of… Read More Theological Certainty: Assurance of Salvation
The question is not whether women may teach publicly in the church, for all orthodox Christians agree that Scripture prohibits women from holding office in the Church and from doing duties reserved for church officers (1 Cor. 14:34-35; 1 Tim. 2:11-15). Rather, the question is if women may otherwise exercise public authority over men. Secondly,… Read More May Women Teach? Public vs. Private Instruction
WCF 3.1 God from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass (Rom 9:15, 18; 11:33; Eph 1:11; Heb 6:17); yet so as thereby neither is God the author of sin (James 1:13, 17; 1 John 1:5), nor is violence offered to… Read More God is Not the Author of Sin
John Owen Of the Penman of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Outline § 1. Knowledge of the penman of any part of Scripture not necessary. Some of them utterly concealed. The Word of God gives authority unto them that deliver it, not the contrary. Prophets in things wherein they are not actually inspired, subject to… Read More Proof that the Apostle Paul Wrote Hebrews
Anthony Burgess Treatise on Original Sin Part 3, Chapter 7. Of the last Subject of Inhesion, or Seat of Original Sin, the Body of a Man. “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord… Read More Pollution of the Body by Original Sin
Anthony Burgess Treatise on Original Sin Part 3, Chapter 6, Sections 1-20. “And God saw that every imagination of the thoughts of mans heart was only evil, and that continually.” (Genesis 6:5). SECT. I. This Text explained and vindicated against D. J. Taylor, Grotius, the Papists and Socinians. We have at large discovered the universal… Read More The Sinfulness of the Imagination
Anthony Burgess Treatise on Original Sin Part 3, Chapter 5, Sections 9-19. “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2). SECT. IX. The Pollution of the Affections in respect of the Conflict between the natural Conscience and Them. Again, the great and notorious pollution of the affections doth appear… Read More Pollution of the Affections by Original Sin