Mastricht on 16-17th Century Religion in Britain

This Dutch theologian gives powerful third-party testimony to the purity of Westminsterian Puritanism and Scottish Presbyterianism, over against the schismatic papal inclinations of the Anglican establishment (i.e. the “crypto-papists”).… Read More Mastricht on 16-17th Century Religion in Britain

Circumstances of Worship & Musical Instruments

John L. Girardeau Instrumental Music in the Public Worship of the Church pp. 105-120. 3. Instrumental music is doctrinally excluded from the public worship of the church by the Confession of Faith. The passage which is appealed to in support of [instrumental music in public worship] is as follows: “…there are some circumstances concerning the… Read More Circumstances of Worship & Musical Instruments

Is Instrumental Music a Circumstance of Worship?

This excerpt assumes the reader is familiar with the Regulative Principle of Worship and the difference between elements of worship and circumstances of worship. See here for a brief introduction: What is the Regulative Principle of Worship? John L. Girardeau, Instrumental Music in the Public Worship of the Church pp. 147-156 (1.) It is not claimed,… Read More Is Instrumental Music a Circumstance of Worship?

Of God and the Holy Trinity (1) | Robert Shaw

The Reformed Faith An Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith Robert Shaw Chapter II. Of God and of the Holy Trinity Section I. There is but one only living and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty,… Read More Of God and the Holy Trinity (1) | Robert Shaw