The Mystery of Christ and the Church

“This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” (Ephesians 5:32). William GougeOf Domestical Duties, 1.85-92 § 85. Of the Matrimonial Conjunction of Christ and the Church. The forenamed ancient marriage law is here applied mystically to Christ and the church, as is evident by the next verse, where the apostle… Read More The Mystery of Christ and the Church

Transubstantiation: Unbiblical, Ahistorical, and Unreasonable

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

“This Is My Body”: Literal or Figurative?

“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?

Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures

Samuel Rutherford on Infant Baptism (Part 1) Chapter 13 of The Covenant of Life Opened (published in 1655) There are two sorts of Covenanting, one external, professed, visible, conditional, another internal, real, absolute and the differences betwixt them. 2. Infants Externally in Covenant under the New Testament 3. Some Questions touching infants.  Persons are two ways… Read More Infant Baptism Proven from the Scriptures