Cyril Lukaris was was the Patriarch of Alexandria (1602-1620) and the Patriarch of Constantinople from 1620 until his death in 1638. He corresponded with several European Protestants for many years, eventually resulting in his acceptance of the Reformed Faith. He was accused of treason against Murad IV, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and was arrested… Read More The Confession of Cyril Lukaris (1629)
“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:13). Zacharias Ursinus Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, pp. 129-133. IV. WHAT DO THE TERMS ESSENCE, PERSON, AND TRINITY SIGNIFY, AND IN WHAT DO THEY DIFFER FROM EACH OTHER? Essence, from the Greek ουσια, signifies,… Read More The Trinity and the Importance of Extra-Biblical Terminology
Thomas HallThe Pulpit Guarded, pp. 1-7 The Thesis That private persons (though they be gifted, yet) may not preach in a constituted Church without a Call. Private Persons First, by private persons, I mean such as the Apostle calls the flock, the people of God, hearers, such as must obey their teachers in the… Read More Who May Preach?
John Owen The True Nature of a Gospel Church and its Government, ch. 6. Of the Office of Teachers in the Church, or an Inquiry into the State, Condition, and Work of those called Teachers in the Scripture. The Lord Christ hath given unto his Church pastors and teachers (Eph. 4:11). He “hath set some in… Read More Pastor and Teacher: Distinct Church Offices
Zacharias Ursinus Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, pp. 96-101. OF THE COVENANT OF GOD. It has been shown, that a Mediator is one who reconciles parties that are at variance, as God and men. This reconciliation is called in the Scriptures a Covenant, which has particular reference to the Mediator, inasmuch as every mediator is… Read More Comparison of the Old and New Covenants
Thomas Gataker Marriage Duties To the hopeful young couple, the right worshipful Mr. Robert Cooke esquire, and the virtuous gentlewoman, Mistress Dorothy Cooke, his wife; many comfortable days in God’s fear and favor to their mutual and eternal good. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love… Read More Marriage Duties
Head Coverings in Worship? Preached on the Lord’s Day of March 18, 2018 by Pastor Michael Ives, of the Presbyterian Reformed Church of Rhode Island Transcribed from the recording by Paul Barth. Part of the practice that our Presbytery has adopted is that in the public worship of God, women have their heads covered. The… Read More Head Coverings in Worship?
Christopher LoveThe Penitent Pardoned, pp 172-180. In treating of the doctrine of Christ’s coming again, the other query is this, how or after what manner shall this coming of Christ be? But I will come again. Now in the resolving of this question, I shall confine my answers to these six particulars. 1. He shall… Read More The Manner of Christ’s Coming
Christopher LoveThe Penitent Pardoned, pp 181-185. Christ’s coming again to judge the world is not only a dreadful doctrine to a Felix [Acts 24:25], but may make thee a Christian to tremble in these cases. First, the doctrine of Christ’s coming may make men tremble, who are guilty of acts of oppression and violence in… Read More Christ’s Coming Again to Judge
Christopher LoveThe Penitent Pardoned, pp. 150-172. Introduction. Take heed of bold and adventurous conjectures, about the manner of Christ’s coming to judge the world by vain and carnal corruptions of a temporal Kingdom of Christ. Many are very peremptory about it, and there be strange Books, at least in their own expressions, that they can descry… Read More Premillennialism Refuted