Excerpted from his book, An Assertion of the Government of the Church of Scotland CHAPTER I. OF THE WORDS ELDER, LAY ELDER, RULING ELDER. THE word elder answereth to zaken in the Hebrew, and presbuteroV in the Greek. It hath four different significations: (1.) It noteth age; (2.) Antiquity; (3.) Venerability; (4.) An office. In the first… Read More The Biblical Basis for Ruling Elders
That this Author saith, God commanded those that transgressed his holy Law with an high hand, and presumptuously to be killed, lest they should live and profane his holy things; I defend not: But sure Erastus erreth, who will have all such to be killed by the Magistrate under the New Testament, because they were… Read More The Judicial Law, as Judicial, has been Abolished | Samuel Rutherford
The following is an excerpt from Lex Rex by Samuel Rutherford. You can buy it here. Question IV Whether the King Be Only and Immediately from God, and Not from the People That this question may be the clearer we are to set down these considerations: — 1. The question is, Whether the kingly office itself come from… Read More The Origin and Limits of the King
Many, citing Acts 19 as their proof, would deny that John the Baptist’s baptism was Christian. They conclude from that text that the Apostle Paul rebaptized men who had been baptized by John and therefore John’s baptism was not a valid New Testament baptism. However, we believe this understanding of Acts 19 is incorrect, and… Read More Was John’s Baptism Christian?
Samuel Rutherford on Infant Baptism (Part 2) The following is Chapter 14 of The Covenant of Life Opened Considerations of the Arguments from Gen. 17, Mark 10:15-16, Luke 18, Math. 19, & Rom. 11 for Infant Baptism. If God be the God of Abraham and of his seed, Gen. 17. therefore every male child shall… Read More Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures (2) | Samuel Rutherford