Having made up your minds, upon evidence, as to what is truth, then have as little to do with religious controversy as you can. Seek a practical religion, rather than a polemical religion. Treat it as a something rather to be done than to be talked about. Be not fond of disputation. Be no religious knight-errant, fighting against every one who differs from you. A pugnacious disposition, whether it be from natural combativeness, or prevailing vanity—is a dangerous thing to piety, which, like the dew, falls only in a still atmosphere, and lies longest in the shade. Be too much taken up with adding “to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity” (2 Pet. 1:5-7), to have much time for strife and contention.… Read More How To Avoid The Cage Stage
It is marked in ancient history that there was almost never an eminent heresy or heretic, but had some special women for the promoters thereof, who oftentimes took to themselves the name of prophetesses. Eusebius marks it of many (which is cited in the second century). Simon Magus had his Helena; Carpocrates his Marcellina; Apelles his Philumena; Montanus had two whom he called prophetesses, to wit, Priscilla and Maximilla; and Augustine frequently mentions one Lucilla, who was a great ring-leader of the Donatists. So it is likely the Nicolaitans had such a prophetess for furthering their design in the church of Thyatira (Rev. 2:18-29).… Read More Four Reasons Satan Enlists Women in His Schemes
Five reasons the laws in Leviticus 18 are not ceremonial, but moral, and remain binding today.… Read More Leviticus 18: Ceremonial or Moral?
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
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
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?