Samuel Willard A Complete Body of Divinity An Excerpt from a Sermon on the 5th Commandment There is a special equality made between some, which does not arise from nature, but combination; and this is that which is called friendship. Which is recommended to us, not only by moral philosophy, but also by the word… Read More The Blessing of Friendship
Samuel Willard A Complete Body of Divinity An Excerpt from a Sermon on the 5th Commandment We have taken a brief account of the chief and most comprehensive duties, relative between superiors and inferiors, both natural and political. There are some other differences in providence between men, which though they do not give a civil… Read More Social Inequality and the 5th Commandment
William Perkins Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount 3rd Branch, 5th Example, Point 2, Matthew 5:42. “Give to him that asketh; and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not away” (Mat. 5:42). Christ, having forbidden private revenge, does here command the requital of good for evil in two particular examples of well-doing,… Read More The Duty of Almsgiving
Christian Behaviour by John Bunyan If thou art a parent, a father or a mother, then thou art to consider thy calling under this relation. Thy children have souls, and they must be begotten of God as well as of thee, or they perish. And know also, that unless thou be very circumspect in thy… Read More The Duties of Parents to Their Children
William Perkins Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount 3rd Branch, 1st Example, Matthew 5:21-22. “Ye have heard that it was said of old, Thou shalt not kill, for whosoever killeth, shall be culpable of judgment” (v. 21). Our Savior Christ having laid down His preface, does here begin His interpretation of the law, being… Read More Anger and the Sixth Commandment
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). William Perkins, Of Good Works, An Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, Works, vol. 1, pp. 233-242. Now, because Christ requires of every minister, besides teaching, the evidence of good… Read More What Makes Our Works Truly Good?
“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him,…if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments…Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father… Read More Why Did Christ Only Mention the Second Table?