Men’s institutions cannot be admitted and practiced in the worship of God, without incurring the guilt of a very great sin. There is not only a sin committed by them that invent and appoint them, nor only by them that preach them and tie them upon men’s consciences, but it is also no small sin in those that comply with, and yield conformity to them. Indifferency in the matter is not sufficient to justify a tradition in worship. A divine precept is necessary to warrant every part of religious worship.… Read More The Sinfulness of Worshiping God With Men’s Institutions
This article is a synopsis of the second book in “A Treatise Concerning the Right Use of the Fathers” by Jean Daillé (1594-1670). Click here to read Part 1: The Relevance of the Church Fathers Today. The primary question Daillé’s second book addresses is “Whether adducing the Fathers be a sufficient and proper means for demonstrating the… Read More The Authority of the Early Church Fathers
The early church fathers are highly respected by all Christian groups that are serious about the historical roots of their faith. Their writings are appealed to by Protestants and Roman Catholics alike to support their dogmatic and ecclesiastical beliefs and practices. However, it is easy to make too much out of them. This essay provides… Read More The Relevance of the Church Fathers Today
John Cameron An Examination Of Those Plausible Appearances Which Seem Most To Commend The Romish Church ch. 17. The only means to prove true antiquity is to have recourse to the beginning by the Scripture. Now that we allege St. Cyprian, it is not to authorize the truth, by the authority of men, only we borrow their… Read More True Antiquity: Scripture or Tradition?
Although “the authority of the holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed and obeyed, dependeth not upon the testimony of any man or church, but wholly upon God (who is truth itself), the Author thereof; and therefore it is to be received, because it is the Word of God (1 Thes 2:13; 2 Tim… Read More The Authority of Scripture and the Testimony of the Church