“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice.” (Matthew. 9:13)… There is much to be learned from God’s expressing himself in his word that he likes mercy to them that stand in need of it, better than the offering of the richest sacrifice. Three things especially we learn in it: 1. The respective value and preference of duties. 2. The guise of hypocrites, as our Saviour pinches and taxes the Pharisees often by this point. 3. The excellence of mercy.… Read More Moral Duties Before Ritual
The law and gospel are two parts of the Word of God and are divers kinds of doctrine. Consider: first, their consent and agreement; secondly, their dissent and difference.… Read More Six Differences Between Law & Gospel
Objections against the importance of creeds and confessions, answered.… Read More Objections to Creeds & Confessions, Answered
The importance of creeds and confessions for maintaining the unity and purity of the visible church.… Read More The Importance of Creeds & Confessions
Five reasons the laws in Leviticus 18 are not ceremonial, but moral, and remain binding today.… Read More Leviticus 18: Ceremonial or Moral?
Song of Solomon is primarily allegorical of the spiritual union between Christ and the Church.… Read More Why Song of Solomon is Allegorical
The position of the Evangelists, like the positions of the Apostle and the Prophet, must be reckoned among those provisional arrangements of the primitive Church, which formed the transition to its permanent and settled condition.… Read More The Extraordinary Office of Evangelist
There will be a more peculiar opening of Christ as a Fountain of Life, when the Jews shall be called.… Read More Christ: The Fountain Opened Unto the Jews
Lucas Trelcatius (1542-1602)A Brief Institution of the Common Places of Sacred Divinity. Wherein the truth of every place is proved, and the sophisms of Bellarmine are reproved.Translated by John Gawen in 1610. II.ix Of Man’s Justification Before GOD. The Confirming Part. The second degree of application [of Redemption by Christ] which is here made on… Read More Of Man’s Justification Before God
Why did the New Testament writers quote from the Septuagint (LXX)? Did they favor the Septuagint over the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament?… Read More Did the Apostles Favor the Septuagint?