When we read these topical speeches of sacrificing and offering in the Fathers, we must not believe that they did admit any other propitiatory sacrifice, but only the passion of Christ, being the only sacrifice of the whole world, nor that they were accustomed to celebrate the popish mass.… Read More The Early Church and the Sacrifice of the Mass
A Reformed Catholic was written by William Perkins in 1597, showing the the “places where the reformed religion agrees with and differs from the Roman religion.” Perkins sought to give a “declaration showing how near we may come to the present Church of Rome in sundry points of religion, and wherein we must forever depart from… Read More Reformed or Forged Catholicity?
William Perkins A Godly and Learned Exposition of Christ’s Sermon in the Mount “Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 These words contain the sixth rule of Christ, touching true happiness, wherein, as in the former, observe two points: the persons blessed; and wherein their blessedness consists. I. The… Read More The Beatific Vision | William Perkins
“Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (Mat. 4:7) William Perkins The Combat Between Christ and the Devil Displayed Point 3 of the Second Temptation Works, vol. 1, pp. 133-138. “Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God”… Read More What Does It Mean To “Tempt” God?
William Perkins Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount 3rd Branch, 1st Example, Matthew 5:21-22. “Ye have heard that it was said of old, Thou shalt not kill, for whosoever killeth, shall be culpable of judgment” (v. 21). Our Savior Christ having laid down His preface, does here begin His interpretation of the law, being… Read More Anger and the Sixth Commandment
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). William Perkins, Of Good Works, An Exposition of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, Works, vol. 1, pp. 233-242. Now, because Christ requires of every minister, besides teaching, the evidence of good… Read More What Makes Our Works Truly Good?
Very many modern doctrines of inspiration (particularly those among the more conservative) arose in the 19th century, through the influences of German Higher Criticism, Hegelian Romanticism, and other irrational dogmas. Organic Inspiration is the notion that the words of Scripture are not merely the Word of God, through His chosen secretaries or clerks, but that… Read More The Reformed Doctrine of Inspiration