For we live by faith…

Going through my bookshelves and re-reading some old favourites. During lunch today I’m diving into the Beveridge translation of Calvin’s Institutes (book 4). "Wherefore as during our whole lives we carry about with us the remains of sin, we could not continue in the church one single moment were we not sustained by the uninterrupted … Continue reading For we live by faith…

Modernized Geneva Bible

I like this idea from Canon Press. Small, handy editions of the Geneva Bible in an easy cary format. From the site: Quote: But the MGB New Testament is not a facsimile edition intended for scholars of the Reformation. The thirteen thin volumes of the MGB New Testament are meant for one thing only: … Continue reading Modernized Geneva Bible

To Be A Christian Is To Confess The Truth

Photo by Rene Asmussen on "Confession is of the essence of Christianity both from the standpoint of personal transformation and the belief of objective truth.  Confession of sin is the most consistent evidence of continued reliance on the objective work of Christ. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive … Continue reading To Be A Christian Is To Confess The Truth

The Colour of the Fields, and their Fitness for the Sickle

William Huntington (1745-1813) "Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest,"? John 4:35. Beloved of God, I AM more and more convinced of the necessity of seeking wisdom, knowledge, and understanding with fresh life, and a supply of every needful grace, from … Continue reading The Colour of the Fields, and their Fitness for the Sickle

Sackcloth & Ashes

REPENTANCE ACCORDING TO 2 CORINTHIANS 7:11 It is for a very good reason that the apostle enumerates seven causes, effects, or parts in his description of repentance. They are earnestness or carefulness, excuse, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and avenging [ 2 Corinthians 7:11]. It should not seem absurd that I dare not determine whether they ought … Continue reading Sackcloth & Ashes

Five Disadvantages to Liturgical Worship

Back in April of 2018 I posted Dr. Jordan Cooper's video on the Five Benefits of Liturgical Worship and it has been one of my more popular posts. At the time I was attending Holy Trinity Anglican Church and going through somewhat of a spiritual/midlife crisis. I wondered around for a few years but eventually … Continue reading Five Disadvantages to Liturgical Worship

To Promote a Fortitude of Mind Against the Fear of Death

Dr. John Gill observes, That Christ has abolished death as a penal evil, so that it will never be inflicted on the believer by way of punishment. The sting of death is taken away by Christ, which is sin, and a very venomous sting it is, and death thus armed is to be feared; but … Continue reading To Promote a Fortitude of Mind Against the Fear of Death