Samuel Rutherford, The Covenant of Life Opened, pp. 363-368. Christ, Even After Universal Judgment, Is a Mediatory Head, King, and Lord The Son (saith Camero) shall leave off to reign, quod attinet ad regnandi actum, according to the act of reigning, but as touching the Kingdom itself, there shall be no end of the Kingdom.… Read More Christ, Our Eternal Mediator
John Owen, Exposition of Hebrews “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” Hebrews 4:2 It is supposed and granted that the gospel was preached unto the people in the wilderness. The apostle… Read More The Gospel was Preached unto Israel in the Wilderness
Samuel Rutherford, The Covenant of Life Opened, pp. 347-348. Dr. Crispe [objects] (p. 162), “in Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 36; Hebrews 8 and other passages where the Tenor of the Covenant is contained, there is no word of a tie (pp. 163-164), there is not one word that God saith to man, thou must do this.… Read More Jeremiah 31: The New Covenant
Edward Leigh, Body of Divinity, pp. 345-346. Of Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost. It is called the great transgression (Psa. 19:13), and blasphemy against the Spirit (Mat. 12). “Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the… Read More What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?
In the Reformation 500 Winter Conference held February 2nd-4th, 2017, Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCGA) presented several lectures pertaining to the subject matter of the Westminster Confession that says (WCF 25:6): There is no other Head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 1:22; Col 1:18): nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense be… Read More The Pope is Antichrist
Samuel Rutherford, The Covenant of Life Opened, pp. 268-270. Question 4: To what things must we be crucified? Answer: Galatians 6:14, To all things created, to the world; we condemn and despise and hate the world, and the world does value us nothing. 1. Mortification to Self 1. There is a deadness to self which… Read More Mortification of Sin | Samuel Rutherford
John Brown of Haddington, A Compendious View of Natural and Revealed Religion, pp. 472-476. The fourth commandment prescribes the proper time of God’s worship. The precise quantity and part of time proper for the stated and social worship of God depending on his mere will, this command is introduced with a solemn charge to remember… Read More The Sabbath: A Creation Ordinance
The Regulative Principle of Worship Defined We can only approach God on his own terms, not only for salvation, but also in worship. The Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW) is the doctrine that everything of religious significance in worship must be prescribed in holy Scripture, either explicitly or by good and necessary consequence, such that “whatever… Read More What is the Regulative Principle of Worship?
John Calvin, Sermons on Deuteronomy, Second half of the 34th Sermon, pp. 228-230. 12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not… Read More The Lord’s Day is the Christian Sabbath | John Calvin
We have written previously on The Preservation of Scripture that God has kept his written word pure for the Church through all ages in the Hebrew and Greek faithful copies (apographa). We continue in this post by precisely explaining how he did so “by his singular care and providence.” First we will briefly discuss the nature of providence, then distinguish… Read More The Providence of God in Preserving Scripture