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    Do any Presbyterian Churches still Require Ministers to Know Latin

    The Form of Presbyterian Church Government set at the Westminster Assembly, in it's Directory for the Ordination of Ministers, says: Do any of the Presbyterian Churches or Seminaries still have this or a similar requirement? Perhaps some of the more conservative ones that still hold the Form...
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    Of marrying a spouses kindred nearer in blood than you may your own

    The Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter XXIV, section IV: Marriage ought not to be within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity forbidden in the Word;a nor can such incestuous marriages ever be made lawful by any law of man, or consent of parties, so as those persons may live together as...
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    Simeon Ashe (d. 1600) Introduces the Ordo Salutis at A Puritan's Mind

  4. Travis Fentiman

    What is Worship?

    Some persons say all of life is worship, and see no special significance for the Church’s public worship. Others, often in reaction, hold worship to be only worship ordinances, such as prayer, reading Scripture and singing praise, whether publicly or privately. Both are wrong, according to...
  5. Travis Fentiman

    Recreation on the Lord's Day Article

    Friends, It is often thought Westminster Confession 21.8 prohibits all recreation on the Sabbath. On the contrary, I have written something of an academic article which appears as "Intro & Westminster Only Necessarily Prohibits Worldly Recreations on the Sabbath" on the Recreation on the...
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK on Hints and Helps to Personal Devotions Explained by Thomas Harrison (1618-1682)

    Spiritual Logic or Hints and Helps to Personal Devotions by Thomas Harrison D.D. (1618–1682) Thomas Harrison D.D. (1618–1682) was a nonconformist divine and powerful preacher of the Gospel, who was well known for his eloquence and fluency both in prayer and preaching. In this wonderful...
  7. GillespieWestminster

    Adultery and the CFW 24.5

    Hello, I am studying the thinking of Westminster theologians about the punishment for adultery, first of all I want to remind you that I subscribe to CFW 1646 (received by Scotland in 1647). In that sense, note this quote: Samuel Rutherford: George Gillespie: An extra quote: The...
  8. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Kingdom of Heaven is Upon You by C. Matthew McMahon

    The Kingdom of Heaven is Upon You by C. Matthew McMahon Jesus preached, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” (Matthew 4:17). This is the Gospel. But what did Jesus mean by preaching in this way? Is Christ’s gospel the gospel we know and love as Paul preached, and many ministers...
  9. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK and PURITAN: Ralph Brownrigg (1592-1659) on Repetnance and Prayer

    Repentance and Prayer by Ralph Brownrig (1592–1659) Ralph Brownrig (1592–1659) was hailed as one of the greatest lights in the church in his day, was an excellent preacher, a rigid Calvinist, and was nominated to the Westminster Assembly (though he didn't attend). The work is divided into four...
  10. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

    The Excellent Name of God by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646) was a brilliant Reformed preacher of the Gospel, and a member of the Westminster Assembly. He ministered with pastoral sensitivity and a zealous desire to glorify God in his preaching and writing...
  11. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEWLY PUBLISHED: The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713)

    The Blessed God by Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) Daniel Burgess (1645-1713) was a popular Reformed, Presbyterian minister, and fiery preacher in his day. To intimately know God is the substance of this work by Burgess. It is not only to know God as God has revealed his essence, but Burgess, as...
  12. C. Matthew McMahon

    God is Our Refuge and Our Strength by George Gipps, Westminster Divine

    God is Our Refuge and Our Strength by George Gipps (n.d.) George Gipps (n.d.) was a member of the Westminster Assembly, is noted as a strong Christian of personal piety, and was a faithful minister of the Gospel in Aylstone, Leicester-shire England. In this work, Gipps deals particularly with...
  13. Travis Fentiman

    More Writings of Westminster Divines Online

    Around Thanksgiving we had over 890 online writings of the Westminster divines collected on our site. Realizing there were some that we had missed, we kept digging, searching and scurrying. We are glad to announce that, by the blessing of God, we have been able to cull together for you 1,118...
  14. Travis Fentiman

    New Release: Westminster: God is Not the Author of Sin

    The following piece may be the least known, but most important, short document of the Westminster Assembly. A book was circulated in London arguing that God is the Author even of Sin, this being purportedly for the benefit of saints taking comfort in this in their trials. The Westminster...
  15. Travis Fentiman

    Works of the Westminster Divines Online, Now more Complete than Ever

    A few months ago Phase II of Early English Books Online, which contains over 35,000 volumes, became freely open to the public online. Hence, I have been able to add several hundred volumes to: All of the Writings of the Westminster Divines in English Online which now contains over 890 works...
  16. C. Matthew McMahon

    Christopher Love's Last Unpublished and Rare Work - Now Available

    The Christian’s Duty and Safety in Evil Times by Christopher Love (1618-1651) "Love is without a doubt, one of my favorites writers of all time. Eminently biblical and exceedingly practical. This new work is a gem in both regards." - Dr. McMahon Christopher Love (1618-1651) was a fiery and...
  17. C. Matthew McMahon

    Books on the Reformation

    A few books to consider for this month on godly reform: The Duty of Reformation in Light of God’s Mercies – by Thomas Gouge (1605-1681) Do you long for reformation and spiritual revival? Even though God has given Christians blessing upon blessing, and mercy piled onto mercy, if Christians...
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    Books by Samuel Rutherford

    We have just issued a new catalogue of second hand & antiquarian Reformed Theological books. Included, amongst others, are few Samuel Rutherford 1st editions, most of which haven't been reprinted. View and download it here; https://jamesdicksonbooks.com/current-catalogue/
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    Intent of Westminster Larger Catechism 109 Regarding Pictures of Christ’s Humanity

    I have posted this 2009 article very slightly modified at Naphtali Press. From Chris Coldwell, “In Brief: The Intent of Westminster Larger Catechism 109 Regarding Pictures of Christ’s Humanity,” The Confessional Presbyterian journal 5 (2009) 227–228; 323. The Intent of Westminster Larger...
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    Matthew Winzer review of Needham re Westminster Assembly & Psamody - free

    Matthew Winzer, “Westminster and Worship Examined: A Review of Nick Needham’s essay on the Westminster Confession of Faith’s teaching concerning the regulative principle, the singing of psalms, and the use of musical instruments in the public worship of God.” CPJ has been peddling this as...