On every point Transubstantiation is a false, shocking, & novel doctrine. With Transubstantiation falls the sacrifice of the Mass. Upon Transubstantiation, everything important and decisive in the church of Rome may be said in a degree to hang. Yet, Protestant sacramentology truly captures the simple and beautiful institution of Jesus Christ.… Read More Transubstantiation: Unbiblical, Ahistorical, and Unreasonable
Herman Witsius Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man Volume 1, Book 2, Chapter 10, pp. 271-280. After what manner Christ Used the Sacraments. I. Thus far we have at large treated of those things that relate to the covenant between Christ and the Father; and might seem to have completely finished that subject,… Read More Why Did Christ Partake of the Sacraments?
“Why dost thou prepare thy teeth and belly? Believe, and thou hast eaten.” (Augustine, Tractate 25). Daniel Featley, Transubstantiation Exploded pp. 154-189. That the words of the institution, “This is my Body,” are to be taken in a tropical [from trope. Figurative; rhetorically changed from its proper or original sense] and figurative sense, is proved:… Read More “This Is My Body”: Literal or Figurative?
Zacharias Ursinus (1534 – 1583) Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism That there is a God, is proven by many arguments common both to philosophy and theology. These arguments we shall present in the following order: 1. The order and harmony which we observe every where in nature, gives evidence of the existence of God. There… Read More 11 Proofs for the Existence of God
“Now, I see here today more people that I am accustomed to having at the sermon. Why is that? It is Christmas day. And who told you this? You poor beasts. That is a fitting euphemism for all of you who have come here today to honor Noel. Did you think you would be honoring… Read More An XMas Day Sermon by John Calvin
The New Testament teaches that Gentiles are now partakers in the covenants of promise (Ephesians 2:12-13) that were formerly exclusive to the nation of Israel. One of those promises is that God will be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee (Genesis 17:7); and this promise is explicitly repeated in the New… Read More A Clear and Concise Case for Infant Baptism
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
Wilhelmus à Brakel The Christian’s Reasonable Service vol. 2, pp. 43-53 The Antichrist: The Foremost and Most Formidable Foe of the Church. Among the enemies which the church has here upon earth, the antichrist is the most significant and primary cause of all the persecutions of the church. The word “antichrist” consists of two words:… Read More The Pope of Rome is the Antichrist
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
The following is an excerpt from Systematic Theology: A Compendious View of Natural and Revealed Religion by John Brown of Haddington. Read online. In preaching the gospel, and administering the sacraments, ministers exercise their power as single persons. But all jurisdiction relative to admission of members, ordination of officers, censure of offenders, or absolution of penitents, is to… Read More Sessions, Presbyteries, and Synods