“And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Rev. 21:14)… Read More The Equality of Peter Among the Apostles
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?
In the New Testament there is both new priest and sacrifice, yet not any popish priest but only Christ Himself both God and man.… Read More Is the Lord’s Supper a Sacrifice?
When we read these topical speeches of sacrificing and offering in the Fathers, we must not believe that they did admit any other propitiatory sacrifice, but only the passion of Christ, being the only sacrifice of the whole world, nor that they were accustomed to celebrate the popish mass.… Read More The Early Church and the Sacrifice of the Mass
A Reformed Catholic was written by William Perkins in 1597, showing the the “places where the reformed religion agrees with and differs from the Roman religion.” Perkins sought to give a “declaration showing how near we may come to the present Church of Rome in sundry points of religion, and wherein we must forever depart from… Read More Reformed or Forged Catholicity?
Theodore Beza & Antoine de la Faye Theses Theologicae in Schola Genevensi Propositions and Principles of Divinity Propounded and Disputed in the University of Geneva by Students (1586) LXI. Principles Touching the Popish Mass. We have spoken in the former principles concerning the true use of the Supper of the Lord: now we are to… Read More Principles on the Popish Mass
Zacharias Ursinus Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism pp. 542-548 The objections which the Papists bring against us in favor of the Invocation of the Saints. Obj. 1. The saints, on account of their virtues, are to be honored with the worship either of adoration (λατρεια) or of veneration (δουλεια). But it is not in the… Read More Should We Pray to the Saints in Heaven?
Thomas Cartwright Confutation of the Rhemists’ Interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 2:15 pp. 530-534. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. (2 Thessalonians 2:15) Upon this, that the Apostle affirmeth that he gave the Thessalonians some things by word, and some things by epistle to… Read More Apostolic Tradition: Oral or Written? An Examination of 2 Thessalonians 2:15
J.A. Wylie Book I. The History of the Papacy. Chapter VII. That the Church of Rome Neither has Nor Can Change Her Principles on the Head of the Supremacy. We have shown in the foregoing chapter, that nothing in all past history is better authenticated than the fact that the Papacy has claimed supremacy over… Read More 7. Rome Cannot Alter its Claim to Supremacy
J.A. Wylie Book I. History of the Papacy. Chapter VI. The Canon Law. It would be bad enough that a system of the character we have described should exist in the world, and that there should be a numerous class of men all animated by its spirit, and sworn to carry into effect its principles.… Read More 6. The Canon Law