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?
Christian Behaviour by John Bunyan If thou art a parent, a father or a mother, then thou art to consider thy calling under this relation. Thy children have souls, and they must be begotten of God as well as of thee, or they perish. And know also, that unless thou be very circumspect in thy… Read More The Duties of Parents to Their Children
Samuel Willard Complete Body of Divinity, pp. 652-654. Question 3. Wherein does the morality of [the Sabbath] consist? That we may take up a right conception of this matter, we must call to mind, what it is for a command to be moral, according as it has already been stated; namely, not merely as it… Read More Sabbath in the Light of Nature
Objection: “Natural law cannot contradict the Bible. So why depend on a vague concept of natural law when we can trust in the perspicuous revelation of God’s Law?“ Answer: First, what is Natural Law? Natural Law is the reflection of God’s moral character and the moral order of creation, as designed by God, which is… Read More The Propriety of Natural Law
Girolamo Zanchi De Religione Christiana Fides Confession of Christian Religion pp. 391-419. Of the Resurrection of Christ Jesus from the Dead, his ascension into heaven, and sitting at God’s right hand, out of the first of Paul to the Ephesians. 1 God did effectually show the greatness of his power in Christ by raising him… Read More A Refutation of the Omnipresence of Christ’s Human Nature
Girolamo Zanchi De Religione Christiana Fides Confession of Christian Religion pp. 425-441. Of those things which are spoken of our Lord Jesus Christ, after the union: and in what sort they are spoken. Out of the 1st chapter to the Ephesians. Positions. [Three Kinds of Names.] 1. The apostle writeth that “Christ was raised from… Read More The Communication of Properties
William Perkins Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount 3rd Branch, 1st Example, Matthew 5:21-22. “Ye have heard that it was said of old, Thou shalt not kill, for whosoever killeth, shall be culpable of judgment” (v. 21). Our Savior Christ having laid down His preface, does here begin His interpretation of the law, being… Read More Anger and the Sixth Commandment
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). William Perkins, Of Good Works, An Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, Works, vol. 1, pp. 233-242. Now, because Christ requires of every minister, besides teaching, the evidence of good… Read More What Makes Our Works Truly Good?
“What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia” (Revelation 1:11). James Durham Commentary on Revelation pp. 52-59. This command of writing, was particularly set down [Rev. 1:11]. Here again, it’s renewed; and afterward, Chap. 2. and Chap. 3. is seven times repeated, with respect to every Church he writes unto: which certainly is… Read More Internal Call to the Ministry
I received this paper written by a church officer in a NAPARC congregation. He does not want this paper construed as binding church teaching, so he has chosen this platform and to write under a pseudonym. From his last paragraph, which expresses his heart on the matter: “Many ‘overwise’ Reformed brethren take it upon themselves… Read More To Beard or Not to Beard?