The Justice of God’s Judgment

When the officers in church and state are corrupt, it is generally accompanied, if not preceded, by a thorough corruption of the people. “A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” (Jer. 5:30-31). When unsound doctrine and a low standard of morals are set forth by the leaders of the people, it is generally because the people “love to have it so” (Jer. 5:31). Let us seek to hear not so much what is palatable to our corrupt hearts, as what is profitable for the salvation of our souls!… Read More The Justice of God’s Judgment

New Covenant Tribulations

First, God’s Word threatens plagues and punishments to the disobedient and the transgressors of His commandments. Secondly, because these are the last times, and Satan sees that he has but a short time to continue, therefore he bestirs himself. Thirdly, the church of God has always been subject to the cross, and none must marvel if it be. How can the world love them that hate it and have little acquaintance with it and are on the earth as pilgrims, waiting every day for happy passage through the troublesome sea of this life to their own home, even to the heavenly city of Jerusalem?… Read More New Covenant Tribulations

Is the Old Testament a Ministry of Death?

The following is an excerpt from volume 4 of The Christian’s Reasonable Service by Wilhelmus à Brakel (hardcopy). The Future Conversion of the Jews Examined in Light of 2 Corinthians 3 Proof #2: This proof of the anticipated conversion of the Jews we derive from 2 Cor 3. This conversion is emphatically affirmed in verse 16: “Nevertheless when… Read More Is the Old Testament a Ministry of Death?

6 Reasons Protestants and Roman Catholics Can Never Unite

Many Evangelicals today see the divisions among Christians, the many denominations, and the sometimes heated rhetoric between brothers, and rightly desire to see unity among Christians. Indeed, many modern Evangelicals even want to see unity between Protestant Christians and Roman Catholics.1 While such a desire may seem well-intentioned on the surface, we need to examine whether… Read More 6 Reasons Protestants and Roman Catholics Can Never Unite

The Gospel Ministry During the Reign of Antichrist

Jus Divinum Ministerii Evangelici, Or The Divine Right of the Gospel-Ministry London Provinical Assembly 1654 An Excerpt from Chapter III Wherein the grand Objection Asserting the Loss of the Ministry under Antichrist, is Answered. Objection We confess that there was a Ministry Ordained of Christ, and continued all the days of the Apostles, and some… Read More The Gospel Ministry During the Reign of Antichrist