A Declaration of the Faith and Practice of the Church of Christ at Horsely-down, under the Pastoral Care of Mr. John Gill, &c. Having been enabled, through divine grace, to give up ourselves to the Lord, and likewise to one another by the will of God; we account it a duty incumbent upon us to … Continue reading 1729 Goat Yard Declaration of Faith
"Arminian workmongers, who, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, see in the absence of Sinai's thunder, any cannot incentive to holiness; but the in whose hearts God has recorded the law of the spirit of life, cease not to pray that they may be found in Christ, not … Continue reading Arminian Workmongers
Just to pique your interest... Samuel Waldron explains the Regulative Principle in his Exposition of the 1689 using the following example. "Mr Anglican must use the materials of the Word of God, but has no blueprint and may use other materials. Mr. Puritan must use only materials of the Word of God and has a … Continue reading Regulative Principle
Ok, I'm back...for a minute. Bought a new Bible and wanted to share some pics of it since I was unable to find any online, except from the publisher and they were not very detailed. From 2009 until December of 2015 I used a reference Bible only. In December I started reading The Orthodox Study … Continue reading Reformation Heritage Study Bible Premium Hardcover
B. H. Carroll: "...I want to say first of all is that it is a time that men speak disparagingly of creeds. You hear it on every side, 'I believe in religion but I don't care anything about theology. I love flowers but I don't care anything for botany. Let's have a religion without any … Continue reading EVANjellyFISH: The Creedless Christian
“Though I cannot say I truly approve of the method of education used by some good people; as by teaching them the Creed, a form of belief, saying, I believe, so and so, before they have any knowledge of and faith in divine truths; and to babble over the Lord’s Prayer, as it is commonly … Continue reading Teaching Children
Great quote from Rev. Winzer; The Bible is the very word of God. It is God given. The translation of the Bible is a blessing of Providence. The Bible as translated is to be received and read as the very word of God. The problem with multiple translations, sometimes contradictory in meaning one from another, … Continue reading The Bible
What does it mean to be Reformed? I tend to shy away from using Reformed before Baptist, knowing the historical roots of the meaning of the word Reformed, preferring Confessional (or more historically actuate) Particular Baptist. In an effort to be "terribly reductionistic," I believe Reformed theology includes Calvinistic soteriology, covenant theology and the Regulative … Continue reading What’s in a name?
Benajah Harvey Carroll: "The modern cry: 'Less creed and more liberty,' is a degeneration from the vertebrate to the jellyfish, and means less unity and less morality, and it means more heresy. Definitive truth does not create heresy it only exposes and corrects. Shut off the creed and the Christian world would fill up with … Continue reading Jellyfish
Philpot writes, The Lord knows what we are, as so deeply, so awfully sunk in the Adam fall. Adam was wise as well as upright; but with the fall both were gone as in a moment; for the same awful crash which broke to pieces his innocency wrecked and ruined his wisdom, and thus he … Continue reading Does not the eye guide the hands and feet?