John Ward: He Judgeth Among The gods 

Die Mercurii 26, Martii, 1645. Ordered by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That Sir Roger North, and Mr Cage doe give thankes to Mr Goode and Mr Ward for the great paines they took in the Sermons they preached this day, at the in­treaty of the House of Commons, at St Mar­garetts Westminster, (it beingContinue reading “John Ward: He Judgeth Among The gods “

Anthony Burgess: On Natural Law (Part 1)

“ROM.  2: 14, 15. ‘For when the Gentiles which know not the law, do the things of the law by nature, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves: which shew the work of the law written in their hearts.’ Before I handle the other places of Scripture that are brought by theContinue reading “Anthony Burgess: On Natural Law (Part 1)”

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)”

Edmund Calamy: Magistrate, Keeper of the First Table

Edmund Calamy (February 1600 – October 29, 1666) was an English Presbyterian church leader and divine. Known as “the elder”, he was the first of four generations of nonconformist ministers bearing the same name. , This excerpt is taken from the 5th Edition of the Confessional Presbyterian. “Lastly, it is your duty (Right Honourable) whomContinue reading “Edmund Calamy: Magistrate, Keeper of the First Table”

William Reyner: The Magistrate to Prevent Idolatry

William Reyner (Rayner) was an English Divine that served from 1643-1652 on the Westminster Assembly. This excerpt is taken from the 5th Edition of the Confessional Presbyterian. “Execute judgement for God, every one as far as his power will stretch. First, do judgement upon thine own self for thy sin in all ways of godlyContinue reading “William Reyner: The Magistrate to Prevent Idolatry”

Thomas Case: The Civil Magistrate to Imitate God on Justice and Mercy

THOMAS CASE, M. A., MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL IN LONDON, AND A MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES AT WESTMINSTER. This excerpt is taken from the 5th Edition of the Confessional Presbyterian. “But thirdly, Eye your rule. In this I might be large, but that I was happily prevented by my learned and Reverend BrotherContinue reading “Thomas Case: The Civil Magistrate to Imitate God on Justice and Mercy”

Gillespie: Magistracy to Exercise Coercive Powers

This excerpt is taken from the 5th Edition of the Confessional Presbyterian. “The third opinion [of liberty of conscience] is that the Magistrate may and ought to exercise his coercive power, in suppressing and punishing heretics and sectaries, less or more, according as the nature and degree of the error, schism, obstinacy, and danger ofContinue reading “Gillespie: Magistracy to Exercise Coercive Powers”

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”

Would Jesus Have Been Right In Stoning the Woman? (John 8:1-11)

  Jesus was not a magistrate during His earthly ministry (making a distinction since He has now been given all authority to act as judge, which we see in other passages). If He picked up a stone to stone the women, acting as a judge, He would have disobeyed the Law. Moses was a magistrateContinue reading “Would Jesus Have Been Right In Stoning the Woman? (John 8:1-11)”

Bad Counseling

Reading Christian responses to political or social issues can be quite disheartening. Especially when they come from the reformed circles and they respond in an unbiblical manner. When we ask specific questions or try to respond to anything, we must do what we confess. If we call ourselves Christians, we ought to believe the WordContinue reading “Bad Counseling”