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
J.A. Wylie Book I. History of the Papacy. Chapter V. Foundation and Extent of the Supremacy. This is the favourable point for taking a view of the character of the Papacy,–its lofty pretensions and claims, and the foundation on which all these are based. The conflict waged by the seventh Gregory, and which ended in… Read More 5. Foundation and Extent of the Supremacy
J.A. Wylie Book I. History of the Papacy. Chapter IV. Progress of the Temporal Sovereignty. We left the Papacy, at the opening of the ninth century, reposing beneath the shadow of the Carlovingian monarchy. One grand stage in its progress had been accomplished. The battle for the temporal sovereignty had been fought and won. A… Read More 4. Progress of the Temporal Sovereignty
J.A. Wylie Book I. History of the Papacy. Chapter III. Rise of the Temporal Sovereignty. Over the abyss in which the Roman empire of the west had been engulfed there now floated the portentous form of the Papacy. If the idolatrous nations, in their victorious march from the Upper Danube to southern Europe, had not… Read More 3. Rise of the Temporal Sovereignty
J.A. Wylie Book I. History of the Papacy. Chapter II. Rise and Progress of Ecclesiastical Supremacy. The first pastors of the Roman Church aspired to no rank above their brethren. The labours in which they occupied themselves were the same as those of the ordinary ministers of the gospel. As pastors, they watched with affectionate… Read More 2. Rise and Progress of Ecclesiastical Supremacy