Christ perfectly satisfied divine justice for all our sins, by one offering of himself, such that there are no more propitiatory offerings to be made for sin.… Read More The Perfection of Christ’s Atonement
A Reformed Catholic was written by William Perkins in 1597, showing the the “places where the reformed religion agrees with and differs from the Roman religion.” Perkins sought to give a “declaration showing how near we may come to the present Church of Rome in sundry points of religion, and wherein we must forever depart from… Read More Reformed or Forged Catholicity?
“They who, upon pretense of Christian liberty, do practice any sin, or cherish any lust, do thereby destroy the end of Christian liberty; which is, that, being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, we might serve the Lord without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life (Luke… Read More Religious Liberty & the Establishment of Religion
John Owen Pneumatologia Book 1, ch. 3, pp. 65-92. The Divine Nature and Personality of the Holy Spirit Proved and Vindicated Ends of our consideration of the dispensation of the Spirit. We shall now proceed to the matter itself designed unto consideration—namely, the dispensation of the Spirit of God unto the church. And I shall… Read More Divine Nature and Personality of the Holy Spirit
“Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Cor. 14:40). “…there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God, and government of the Church…” (WCF 1.6). James Bannerman The Church of Christ III.ii.i.2.4, pp. 368-379. Although the Church has no power in regard to the ceremonies and institutions of Divine service, except to… Read More What are Circumstances of Worship?
The Young Man’s Friend and Guide through Life to Immortality, Success or Failure in Business By John Angell James (1785-1859) He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. (Proverbs 10:4) In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider. (Ecclesiastes 7:14)… Read More Ecclesiastes: Hard Work & Prosperity
Richard Baxter’s Rules & Directions for Family Duties. Shewing how every one ought to behave himself in a Christian behaviour, suitable to that Relation in which God hath placed him. Wherein is set forth the duty of Parents (required of God) towards their Children; likewise Children’s duty to their Parents. Husbands to their Wives, and… Read More Rules & Directions for Family Duties
James Bannerman The Church of Christ Part I, ch. 1. Many, perhaps indeed most, of the controversies which have arisen in connection with ecclesiastical theology, are to be traced back to fundamental differences of opinion regarding the essential nature and character of that society which Christ has instituted. The different or opposite notions which men… Read More Church: Five Ways Scripture Uses the Term
Samuel Rutherford, Lex Rex, The Law and the Prince (1644), Question XXXI. Whether or no self-defence against any unjust violence offered to the life, be warranted by God’s Law, and the law of nature and nations. Self-preservation in all creatures in which is nature, is in the creatures suitable to their nature. The bull defendeth… Read More A Biblical and Reasonable Defense of Self-Defense
The Well-Ordered Family: Wherein the Duties of its various Members are described and urged. A small, but very comprehensive piece, suitable to be in the hand of every Householder; and may be especially seasonable in the present day. By that eminently pious and learned Divine, Mr. Isaac Ambrose, Minister of the Gospel at Preston. “But… Read More The Well Ordered Family