Law and History

The Olivet Discourse and the Destruction of Jerusalem in Prophecy

[Excerpt from a larger work] JERUSALEM TO BE DESOLATED BUT CHRIST TO BE CALLED BLESSED    Matthew 23                                                                           August 3   "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!   You who keep on killing the Prophets and keep on stoning them who are sent to you!   How often I wanted to gather your children together — even as a hen gathers her… Read more »

The Non-Preterist Historicalism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards

Futurism teaches that most Biblical predictions will only start being fulfilled in the yet-future (such as after a questionable future "rapture" of the Church before or during a questionable future "great tribulation"). Both Historicalism and Preterism firmly and rightly oppose Futurism. However, they also oppose one another. Preterism teaches that most Biblical predictions were finally… Read more »

The Historical Roots of the Australian Constitution

Even before the arrival of the Australoids (alias the 'Blackfellows'), several waves of migrants had already come to the World's Southernmost Continent inhabitable by man. One such group was the Negritos, or Mimi people. Traces of their earlier occupancy of Mainland Australia can still be found in the Northern Territory, and near Cairns in Queensland…. Read more »

The Christian Foundations of Australia

In the Jubilee History of Queensland,1 one reads "there are those who credit the discovery of Australia to the time of Alexander the Great, 327 B.C….. There can be little doubt that when Strabo wrote fifty years before Christ, and Pliny in the latter part of the first century, and Ptolemy [Claudius Ptolemaeus] in the… Read more »

Rev. Dr. Andrew Murray – Calvinist, or Pentecostalist?

Was Rev. Dr. Andrew Murray — South Africa's best-known man of God — a consistent Calvinist? Or was he an incipient Pentecostalist? Murray was fully committed to the Classic Calvinist doctrine of imputed justification as contained in the Heidelberg Catechism — which he constantly championed.   He concentrated, however, especially on its Third Section — on… Read more »

Mount Sinai and the Sermon on the Mount

Preface The following paraphrastic translation is neither a strict translation nor a free paraphrase of Matthew chapter five. In a strict translation, an attempt is made to give a precise rendition of the writer's very words, taken straight from the ancient language he wrote in. Even the thoughtforms of the writer's own ancient culture are… Read more »

Luther on Islam and the Papacy

Unitarian Arianism produced unitarian Islam.   According to Dr. Luther,1 who before becoming a Protestant had previously been an Augustinian monk, the A.D. 400f  "Augustine held that [the A.D. 320f] Arius's punishment in hell becomes greater every day, as long as this error lasts.    For Mohammed came out of this sect."   Arius , who died in… Read more »

King Alfred the Great and Our Common Law

In 1892, the famous German Church Historian Rev. Professor Dr.J.H. Kurtz1 called King Alfred the greatest and noblest of all the monarchs England has ever had. King Alfred ruled from 871 to 901 A.D. He applied all the energy of his mind to the difficult problems of government; to the emancipation of his Christian country… Read more »