John Owen: The Lord’s Day (Hebrews 4)

19. First, the apostle showeth that there was a great work of God, and that finished, for the foundation of the whole. This he had made way for, chap. 3:4, 5, where he both expressly asserts the Son to be God, and shows the analogy that is between the creation of all things and theContinue reading “John Owen: The Lord’s Day (Hebrews 4)”

James Bannerman: The Christian Sabbath

THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH WE have now brought to a close our argument on the subject of Church power in reference to public worship viewed generally. Following out the order of discussion already indicated, we have next to consider the question of when and how often public worship is statedly to be celebrated. If public worshipContinue reading “James Bannerman: The Christian Sabbath”

James Bannerman: Ecclesiasctical Holidays

“THERE is no day commanded in scripture to be kept holy under the gospel but the Lord’s day, which is the Christian Sabbath.

Festival days, vulgarly called Holy-days, having no warrant in the word of God, are not to be continued.”

Westminster Directory for the Publick Worship of God

Cawdrey & Palmer: The Christian Sabbath Vindicated (Part 1)

Daniel Cawdry (Cawdrey) (1588–1664) was an English clergyman, member of the Westminster Assembly, and ejected minister of 1662.   Herbert Palmer (1601–1647) was an English Puritan clergyman, member of the Westminster Assembly, and President of Queens’ College, Cambridge. He is now remembered for his work on the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and as a leading opponentContinue reading “Cawdrey & Palmer: The Christian Sabbath Vindicated (Part 1)”

The Sabbath: Remember

“To be guilty of desecrating the Holy Sabbath is therefore no light matter, my reader. The violation of the Fourth Commandment is a sin of the gravest and blackest kind; yet, sad to say, the profanation of the Lord’s Day has become one of the most common crimes of our perverse generation.”1 -A.W. Pink TheContinue reading “The Sabbath: Remember”