Necromancy is when Satan is consulted within the form of a dead man. A memorable example hereof is recorded in 1 Samuel 28. First, I prove that the opinion which says that true Samuel appeared unto Saul is a flat untruth by four reasons. Response to four objections. Observations about Witchcraft from 1 Samuel 28: First, that there is a league between the witch and the devil. Second, the devil will be ready at the call and command of witches and sorcerers when they are intending any mischief. Third, by this, the great power of the devil in the behalf of the sorcerer is made manifest.… Read More Four Reasons Samuel Did Not Return From The Dead
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him… (John 10:22-24a) Did Jesus religiously observe the Feast of Dedication as an ecclesiastical holy day even though it was not instituted… Read More Did Jesus Observe Hanukkah?
James Durham,Commentary on Revelation,pp. 742-746. A Brief View of the Series of the Whole Book of the Revelation This whole book is formed by way of an epistle. Chapter 1. Beside some general circumstances, the matter of the book generally is divided in these two: 1. The things that then were, or the present state… Read More A Brief Summary of the Book of Revelation
God did not approve the polygamy of the fathers or commend it, but did only tolerate it as a lesser evil for the preventing of a greater. Marriage is the indivisible conjunction of one man and one woman only. This Christ of purpose teaches (Matt. 19) where He says that “God created them at the first man and woman,” and not women (v. 4), “that a man must forsake father and mother, and cleave to his wife,” not to his wives (v. 5), that “they twain shall be one flesh” (v. 6). And in all this Christ makes no new law, but only revives the first institution of marriage made in paradise. And Moses having set down this divine institution, adds withal that Lamech was the first that broke it by taking many wives.… Read More Polygamy in the Old Testament
Song of Solomon is primarily allegorical of the spiritual union between Christ and the Church.… Read More Why Song of Solomon is Allegorical
Thomas Watson The Beatitudes An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12 XVII. The blessed privilege of seeing God. “They shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 These words are linked to the former and they are a great incentive to heart-purity. The pure heart shall see the pure God. There is a double sight which the saints have of God.… Read More The Blessed Privilege of Seeing God
William Perkins A Godly and Learned Exposition of Christ’s Sermon in the Mount “Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 These words contain the sixth rule of Christ, touching true happiness, wherein, as in the former, observe two points: the persons blessed; and wherein their blessedness consists. I. The… Read More The Beatific Vision | William Perkins
Theodore Beza Sermons upon the Three Chapters of the Canticle of Canticles (1587) The Argument of the 45th Psalm, serving for an Argument and Preface or Abridgment of this book of the Canticle of Canticles or Song of Songs of Solomon. This Psalm, as the whole book of the Canticle of Canticles, is to be… Read More Psalm 45: An Abridgment of 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
Peter Martyr Vermigli Common Places First Part, Chapter 10, pp. 72-91 Translated by Anthony Marten (1583). Ch. 10 Of appearings of devils; of their answers and sundry illusions. Here I may not pass over certain obscure places, which we find in the history of Samuel (1 Sam. 28). But that they may be the better understood,… Read More Ghost of Samuel, or a Demon?