The Most Benefit from the Means of Grace

Another gem from George Swinnock: Reader, remember thine errand at ordinances is to get grace. Thou hast God’s promise to them, and His power and faithfulness, both engaged for its [...]

The Amazing Privilege of Prayer

I am constantly amazed at the combination of devotion and scholarship present in Puritan authors. They demonstrate that there is no contradiction between careful, dedicated study and reverent [...]

A ‘Man-Taker’

Joseph Ivimey records this fascinating anecdote about a 17th century General Baptist pastor, George Hammon. It was the normal practice of the day for ministers to do itinerant evangelistic work, [...]

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Stephen Charnock, The Attributes of God 1:504 How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long [...]

Obedience Flows out of Union with Christ

A brief quote from Dr. Michael Horton’s What’s Wrong and Right About the Imitation of Christ “Doing what Jesus did is different from bearing the fruit of Christ’s righteous life. In fact, [...]

Colonel John Hutchinson

One of the great and tragic figures of the Puritan Era is John Hutchinson. Along with being a faithful Christian, he was a colonel in the Parliamentary Army, defender of representative [...]

Christ’s Ascension Gifts

From Spurgeon’s Sermon on Eph. 4:7-12 preached in March 1871 (Thanks to Rob Cosby for these quotations) We have thought that Christ’s gifts were valuable enough for us to treasure up [...]

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Divorce

The careful reader will notice that 2LCF chapter 25 differs from WCF 24 (remembering that after chapter 20 the numbers differ between the two confessions) in that it does not contain the [...]

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Praying in A Known Tongue

Here is a question I have been asked several times–sometimes with real concern. In 2LCF 22:3, which describes acceptable prayer in a variety of ways, the doctrine concludes with the phrase [...]

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Elect Infants

In many modern editions of 2LCF, chapter 10:3 begins simply ‘infants dying in infancy . . . .’ Other texts read ‘elect infants dying in infancy . . . . ‘ Which text is [...]

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