“This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” (Ephesians 5:32). William GougeOf Domestical Duties, 1.85-92 § 85. Of the Matrimonial Conjunction of Christ and the Church. The forenamed ancient marriage law is here applied mystically to Christ and the church, as is evident by the next verse, where the apostle… Read More The Mystery of Christ and the Church
The law and gospel are two parts of the Word of God and are divers kinds of doctrine. Consider: first, their consent and agreement; secondly, their dissent and difference.… Read More Six Differences Between Law & Gospel
Lucas Trelcatius (1542-1602)A Brief Institution of the Common Places of Sacred Divinity. Wherein the truth of every place is proved, and the sophisms of Bellarmine are reproved.Translated by John Gawen in 1610. II.ix Of Man’s Justification Before GOD. The Confirming Part. The second degree of application [of Redemption by Christ] which is here made on… Read More Of Man’s Justification Before God
We hold that there is a kind of implicit or unexpressed faith…yet we reject the Romanist delusion of implicit faith touching articles of religion.… Read More What Is Implicit Faith?
Christ perfectly satisfied divine justice for all our sins, by one offering of himself, such that there are no more propitiatory offerings to be made for sin.… Read More The Perfection of Christ’s Atonement
“I am the living bread, which came down from heaven: If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever” (John 6:51). Herman Witsius Economy of the Covenants Vol. 2, pp. 306-310. XLVIII. Now let us consider the mystery of the manna. Paul teacheth us, that this food was sacramental, 1 Cor. 10:3,… Read More Christ: Our Manna From Heaven
Spiritual Refining: A Treatise of Grace and Assurance, Sermon 6, by Anthony Burgess “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” (2 Corinthians 13:5) “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” (Mark 9:24) What… Read More True Assurance vs Presumption
Thomas Manton Commentary on James 2:24 Works, vol. 4, pp. 260-265. You see then how by works a man is justified, and not by faith only (James 2:24). “You see then” — It is either a consectary [that which follows] out of the whole discourse, or out of the particular example of Abraham; he alludeth… Read More Sola Fide: Do Paul and James Contradict?
Edward Leigh Body of Divinity Seventh Book, Ch. 10 Whether Faith alone doth justify God justifies judicially, Christ’s blood meritoriously, Faith instrumentally, Works declaratively (Rom. 3:24, 28; Rom. 4:5; Mark 5:36; Luke 8:50; Acts 13:39). The Papists, Socinians and Remonstrants all acknowledge faith to justify, but by it they mean obedience to God’s commandments, and so make it a work, and… Read More Justification By Faith Alone
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I… Read More The Great Commission | Matthew Henry