The idea brought forth by those who claim that we who hold to God's sovereignty in all things are similar to the Greek pagans is without warranted. As Ronald Nash states in his book The Gospel and the Greeks, these so called gods were limited by their own weakness both physical and moral. Not to...
The Puritan Board
Is There A Consensus on Reformed View Regarding translation and Sources?
I do not think that the LBCF addresses the issue of which textual sources, and which English translation is to be seen as being the real ones for use, as it seems to address the concept of the Originals themselves being inspired and without any errors/mistakes in them.
Does the LBCF speak to the broader issues of which...
Technically, reading the Scriptures in your own privacy isn't corporate worship which, from what I remember, is the only thing the properly RPW regulates, aside from icons. I guess do illuminated Bibles constitute icons, even if you're just reading and studying? And if so, how much is too much? Many editions of the Quran for example use stylized geometric art to accentuate the beauty of their...
The following is a quote from A. A. Hodge's Outlines of Theology:
"Besides pure pantheism there has existed an infinite variety of impure forms of virtual pantheism. This is true of all systems that affirm the impersonality of the infinite and absolute, and which resolve all the divine attributes into modes of causality. The same is true of all systems which represent...
The Reality of Satan—Then and Now
By "Then and Now" I mean the Puritan era as compared to our modern era.
In preparation for our sixth lesson on Luke chapter four, I was intrigued by the following account while Jesus taught in a synagogue in Capernaum (a city in the North by the Sea of Galilee) on a Sabbath Day.
32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with...
I was reading interpretations on 1 Cor. 15:29, "Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?" Calvin in his commentary says, "Before expounding this passage, it is of importance to set aside the common exposition,...
Once my wife and I had our first daughter I began to be convicted and convinced by scripture that I needed to do family worship. This was foreign to me as I was not raised doing family worship. Currently I have a 4yr. old and an 18 month old. 18-month old is normally asleep before we start as she can barely sit still. We plan (as we did with my first kid), to be more dogmatic once...
In his book, Thoughts on Public Prayer, Samuel Miller makes a rather compelling argument for standing during public prayer, as opposed to sitting. I cannot say I have ever even attended a church in which the congregation stands during a congregational (long) prayer.
Does anyone attend a church in which the congregation stands during prayer?
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