Is the Sabbath Optional? An Evaluation of Romans 14 and Colossians 2

Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service Vol. 3, pp. 171-176. Objection 4: The Sabbath Is Detrimental to the Gospel. “One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that… Read More Is the Sabbath Optional? An Evaluation of Romans 14 and Colossians 2

Does Perseverance of the Saints Promote Impiety and False Assurance?

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). Herman Witsius Economy of the Covenants Book III, ch. 13, pp. 77-81. Objection: Perseverance of the saints promotes impiety and false assurance. Answer: XLI. Hence appears the falsehood… Read More Does Perseverance of the Saints Promote Impiety and False Assurance?

False Assumptions of Ancient Near East Literary Approaches to Genesis

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3 “Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.” 1 Timothy 1:4 Dr.… Read More False Assumptions of Ancient Near East Literary Approaches to Genesis

Why the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belongs in the Bible

Dr. Edward F. Hills, The King James Version Defended, pp. 150-159. The Woman Taken In Adultery (John 7:53-8:11) The story of the woman taken in adultery (called the pericope de adultera) has been rather harshly treated by the modern English versions. The R.V. and the A.S.V. put it in brackets; the R.S.V. relegates it to… Read More Why the Story of the Woman Caught in Adultery Belongs in the Bible

Psalmody Objections Answered: Paraphrases

Psalmody Objections Answered: Paraphrases By Richard Bacon Copyright 1999, The Blue Banner (from v. 3 #5-6, May-June 1994), FPCR.org (reposted with permission) Introduction One sometimes hears objections to singing only Psalms in public worship. Interestingly, the objectors seldom stop to consider that many of their objections, if they were valid, would speak against singing any… Read More Psalmody Objections Answered: Paraphrases

Objection: Magistrates Liable to Abuse the Enforcing of the First Table

It is objected, that the power in question is very liable to be abused, has been abused in all ages; and that, if we give power to magistrates about religion, they will employ it for the support of a false religion as well as the true. This is an objection which has the greatest influence… Read More Objection: Magistrates Liable to Abuse the Enforcing of the First Table