The abuse of casting of the lot is a sin of the third commandment. The casting of the lot is an extraordinary or unusual request made to God that He would reveal His will in an important controversy which cannot be resolved by either wisdom, skill, or strength. It pertains to an issue that must be resolved, as there would otherwise be danger or great disadvantage to the country, church, or individual. The lot is abused in petty decision-making, games of chance, and gambling.… Read More The Abuse of Casting Lots
Zacharias Ursinus Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism pp. 542-548 The objections which the Papists bring against us in favor of the Invocation of the Saints. Obj. 1. The saints, on account of their virtues, are to be honored with the worship either of adoration (λατρεια) or of veneration (δουλεια). But it is not in the… Read More Should We Pray to the Saints in Heaven?
William Ames Marrow of Sacred Divinity, Book 2, ch. 14. Of the Manner of Divine Worship. 1. The adjuncts of worship especially to be observed are two: the manner which is contained in the third commandment, and the time which is commanded in the fourth commandment. 2. But these two are so adjuncts of religious… Read More The Manner of Divine Worship