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?
Jus Divinum Regiminis Ecclesiastici CHAPTER IV. II. Of a Divine Right by obligatory Scripture Examples. II. By obligatory scripture examples (which God’s people are bound to follow and imitate) matters of religion become of divine right, and by the will and appointment of Jesus Christ, by whose Spirit those examples were recorded in Scripture, and propounded… Read More Identifying Obligatory Scripture Examples
“A. For the right understanding of the ten commandments, these rules are to be observed: . . . 6. That under one sin or duty, all of the same kind are forbidden or commanded; together with all the causes, means, occasions, and appearances thereof, and provocations thereunto (Matt. 5:21-22, 27-28; Matt. 15:4-6; Heb. 10:24-25; 1 Thess.… Read More Abstain From All Appearance of Evil
King Solomon had penned 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), but there is one that is greater than all of them; it is the Song of Songs. It is so great that God included this in the canon of Scripture as an entire book. The Song of Solomon was never questioned by Jews or Christians as… Read More The Allegory of the Song of Solomon