John Calvin The 19th Sermon upon the second chapter of 1 Timothy A Sermon on 1 Timothy 2:13-15, concerning the true calling of women, the honourableness of housewifery before God, and the purity of God’s ordinance of marriage; and likewise shewing the blasphemy and horrible sins into which those fall who despise this blessed vocation.… Read More The True Calling of Women | John Calvin
William Gouge Of Domestical Duties 6.9-16, pp. 367-377. § 6.9. Of a Mother’s Care Over Her Child While It is in Her Womb. The first age of a child is the infancy thereof. I will therefore first show how therein parents must procure the temporal good of their children, and then their spiritual good. The… Read More A Mother’s Care Over Her Child
Martin Luther The Estate of Marriage Works, vol. 45, pp. 17-22. 1. Male and Female. “So God created man…male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27). From this passage we may be assured that God divided mankind into two classes, namely, male and female, or a he and a she. This was so pleasing to… Read More Childbearing and the Gift of Singleness | Martin Luther
Thomas Gataker Marriage Duties To the hopeful young couple, the right worshipful Mr. Robert Cooke esquire, and the virtuous gentlewoman, Mistress Dorothy Cooke, his wife; many comfortable days in God’s fear and favor to their mutual and eternal good. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love… Read More Marriage Duties
Head Coverings in Worship? Preached on the Lord’s Day of March 18, 2018 by Pastor Michael Ives, of the Presbyterian Reformed Church of Rhode Island Transcribed from the recording by Paul Barth. Part of the practice that our Presbytery has adopted is that in the public worship of God, women have their heads covered. The… Read More Head Coverings in Worship?
John Calvin, Commentary on Matthew 19:10-12. 10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their… Read More Folly of a Celibate Life Without the Special Gift
I received this paper written by a church officer in a NAPARC congregation. He does not want this paper construed as binding church teaching, so he has chosen this platform and to write under a pseudonym. From his last paragraph, which expresses his heart on the matter: “Many ‘overwise’ Reformed brethren take it upon themselves… Read More To Beard or Not to Beard?
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
William Gouge Of Domestical Duties Of husbands and wives helping forward the growth of grace in each other. Hereunto must be added an helping forward of the growth thereof: which man and wife must mutually endeavour to effect one in another. The care which Elkanah had to carry his wives along with himself unto the… Read More Helping Your Spouse Grow in Grace
A Complementarian parachurch group, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW), recently published a statement of affirmations and denials regarding biblical sexuality, The Nashville Statement. This brief post will express my thoughts on the statement itself, as well as the manner in which it was put forward. Praise for the Nashville Statement Despite the… Read More Thoughts on the Nashville Statement