Samuel Willard A Complete Body of Divinity An Excerpt from a Sermon on the 5th Commandment There is a special equality made between some, which does not arise from nature, but combination; and this is that which is called friendship. Which is recommended to us, not only by moral philosophy, but also by the word… Read More The Blessing of Friendship
Samuel Willard A Complete Body of Divinity An Excerpt from a Sermon on the 5th Commandment We have taken a brief account of the chief and most comprehensive duties, relative between superiors and inferiors, both natural and political. There are some other differences in providence between men, which though they do not give a civil… Read More Social Inequality and the 5th Commandment
Boëthius Trinity is One God Not Three Gods. I. There are many who claim as theirs the dignity of the Christian religion; but that form of faith is valid and only valid which, both on account of the universal character of the rules and doctrines affirming its authority, and because the worship in which they… Read More Trinity is One God Not Three Gods
William Perkins An Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount Works, vol. 1, pp. 407-408. But sundry objections are made against the necessity of prayer: 1. First, it is said God knows our thoughts before we pray, and therefore it is needless to express them by prayer unto Him. Answer. We pray not to acquaint… Read More Objections to the Necessity of Prayer Answered
Peter Martyr Vermigli Common Places First Part, Chapter 10, pp. 72-91 Translated by Anthony Marten (1583). Ch. 10 Of appearings of devils; of their answers and sundry illusions. Here I may not pass over certain obscure places, which we find in the history of Samuel (1 Sam. 28). But that they may be the better understood,… Read More Ghost of Samuel, or a Demon?
William Ames Marrow of Sacred Divinity, Book 2, ch. 15. Of the Time of Worship. 1. The most solemn time of worship is now the first day of every week which is called the Lord’s Day (Rev. 1:10; 1 Cor. 16:2). 2. And it is called the Lord’s Day by the same reason that the… Read More The Time of Divine Worship
William Ames Marrow of Sacred Divinity, Book 2, ch. 14. Of the Manner of Divine Worship. 1. The adjuncts of worship especially to be observed are two: the manner which is contained in the third commandment, and the time which is commanded in the fourth commandment. 2. But these two are so adjuncts of religious… Read More The Manner of Divine Worship
William Ames Marrow of Sacred Divinity, Book 2, ch. 5 § 1-8 & ch. 13 Natural Worship. 1. The parts of religion are two; natural worship, and voluntary or instituted worship. 2. This distinction is grounded on Exodus 20:6, those words of the second commandment: “who love me, and keep my commandments.” 3. Natural worship is that… Read More Natural Worship and Instituted Worship
William Perkins Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount 3rd Branch, 5th Example, Point 2, Matthew 5:42. “Give to him that asketh; and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not away” (Mat. 5:42). Christ, having forbidden private revenge, does here command the requital of good for evil in two particular examples of well-doing,… Read More The Duty of Almsgiving
William Bucanus Institutions of Christian Religion pp. 99-103. 9. Of the Image of God in Man What is an Image? It is the portraiture or representation of some thing, and that both in the soul of man—to wit, in the mind or faculty of knowledge, and it is called of the Philosophers an Idea, namely,… Read More What is the Image of God in Man?