Perkin's is masterful when discussing the early church fathers in light of scripture. "To sacrifice and to offer in the fathers is understood by a metaphor of the celebration, execution, and action of all ecclesiastical matters tending unto the worship of God. Origen, upon the epistle to the Romans, l. 2, for circumcise, says, offer the … Continue reading Perkin’s on the Sacrifice of the Mass
“Sinner, I would be loth to have thy soul destroyed by wilful self-delusion. . . . So consequently, there is a despair which is a grievous sin; and there is a despair which is absolutely necessary to thy salvation. I would not have thee despair of the sufficiency of the blood of Christ to save … Continue reading Despair – Baxter
John Owen: The Father loves us, and “chose us before the foundation of the world;” but in the pursuit of that love, he “blesseth us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ,” Eph. i. 3, 4. From his love, he sheds or pours out the Holy Spirit richly upon us, through Jesus Christ … Continue reading God is Love
"In the midst of battle, it is easy to get discouraged by the bumps, bruises, and wounds that we suffer. When we see other Christians fail, fall, or pass away, it can be devastating. So, we must be reminded that our Captain has already conquered sin and death. He is risen indeed! His strategies will … Continue reading Christian Soldier
Reblog from Reformed Covenanter: Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition (2 Thessalonians 2:3) Papists vainly pretend that the pope is the successor of Peter. Granted, the pope is the successor of an apostle. As … Continue reading Pope’s “apostolic succession” from Judas Iscariot
My uniform is on. Belt is tied. The room is full of people busy performing different Karate kata, punching and kicking, kiai! Shouts fill the room. I work through my kata once. Twice. Three times. Over and over again. With each repetition I pick up speed and use more power. I torque my hips and … Continue reading In Motion
It seems Jerome Zanchius is articulating that God to be the architect, designer, etc of sin. I have no problem with this idea and Reformed [Calvinistic] Christians shouldn’t either, especially the way Zanchius explains how the ultimate end will result in good…somehow. God, as the primary and efficient cause of all things, is not only the Author … Continue reading God – Author of Sin?
Posted on FM last year: "WE HAVE NO superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we … Continue reading Spurgeon on Christmass