Church: Five Ways Scripture Uses the Term

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

Eight Principles for the True Exposition of the Song of Solomon

Theodore Beza Sermons upon the Three Chapters of the Canticle of Canticles (1587) First Sermon upon the First Chapter It is written as followeth in the title of the third book of Solomon: “The Canticle of Canticles, or Song of Songs, of Solomon.” (Songs 1:1). The principal points handled in the first Sermon. 1. Read… Read More Eight Principles for the True Exposition of the Song of Solomon

The Spiritual Meaning of the Noahic Covenant

Francis Roberts (1609-1675) Mysterium & Medulla Bibliorum The Mystery and Marrow of the Bible Book 3, Chapter 2. Of the Discovery and Administration of the Covenants of Promise in the Second Period of Time—From Noah till Abraham. II. The Spiritual Meaning of the Noahic Covenant. II. What the spiritualness, or spiritual meaning of these Covenants… Read More The Spiritual Meaning of the Noahic Covenant

God’s Grace in the Noahic Covenant

Francis Roberts (1609-1675) Mysterium & Medulla Bibliorum The Mystery and Marrow of the Bible Book 3, Chapter 2. Of the Discovery and Administration of the Covenants of Promise in the Second Period of Time—From Noah till Abraham. APHORISM. III. These two Covenants of God, established with Noah, before and after the Flood—for saving Noah and… Read More God’s Grace in the Noahic Covenant

The Nature of God’s Covenant

Francis Roberts (1609-1675) Mysterium & Medulla Bibliorum The Mystery and Marrow of the Bible Book 1, Chapter 2. Of the Name, General Nature, and Distribution of God’s Covenant. APHORISM I. The names given to God’s Covenant with his Church in Scripture, are principally two, namely, בְּרִית (berith) in the Hebrew Original of the Old Testament, and… Read More The Nature of God’s Covenant

The History of Instrumental Music in the Church

In our last post we saw how the Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW) is the standard by which we should approach the question of instrumental music in the corporate worship of the church. We demonstrated how instrumental music—as part of the ceremonial worship of the old covenant—has been abrogated and is no longer part of […]

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