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

Minutes and Acts: The Westminster Assembly and Parliament on Worship

Introduction This is a collection of (some) the Acts of Parliament, Minutes of the Assembly, and Sermons/quotes of the Divines on worship. Particularly, the focus is upon the Psalms for sung praise, instruments in worship, and holy day observances. I want to make clear that this is not a complete work of the acts orContinue reading “Minutes and Acts: The Westminster Assembly and Parliament on Worship”

1661-1662: History Around Savoy

As Lee Gatiss put it, “1662 was not a good year for those to whom the gospel and a good conscience were more precious than the institutional church”. However, 1661 was a key point in history that led to tragedy in 1662. This will be a short historical survey of the issues revolving around theContinue reading “1661-1662: History Around Savoy”

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”