Law and History

The Covenantal Home Life of Reverend Matthew Henry

What is by far the most beloved and widely read Bible Commentary ever published?1 Without doubt, it is that of Rev. Matthew Henry (1662-1714). This has seen many editions and impressions.   As the famous Anglican scholar Rev. William Romaine pointed out at the front of the fifth edition (in his own 1761 Recommendation to the… Read more »

Calvinist Critique of 2003 “Auburn Affirmation” – Refutation of the Hypercovenantal Sacramentology of Reverend S. Wilkins

– 1 – Back in the 1990s, Auburn Avenue P.C.A. Monroe Louisiana’s Rev. Steve Wilkins, taped eight of his sermons — proposing that also baptized but unconfirmed young children should manducate at the Lord’s Supper.   Later, he augmented his tapes with four articles (which were posted to his website in 2001).   Here is an updated… Read more »

What Really Happened? The Severe Limitations of Most Histories

(Reprinted and updated from Journey Magazine, Lynchburg, Va., USA, pp. 16-19, Jan.–Feb. 1988) There is no modern history — without its foundation in ancient history.   Indeed, there is no ancient history, at all, without the Bible. Unaided by the historical information contained in the Holy Bible (as the infallible because inspired Word of God) —… Read more »

Luther on God’s Law

“After God had made all other creatures, He created man…with righteousness and true holiness after His image, having the Law of God written in their hearts (Genesis 1:26; Colossians 3:10; Ephesians 4:24; Romans 2:14-15)….   God gave to Adam a Law (Ecclesiastes 7:29)…. This Law, after his fall, continued to be a perfect rule of righteousness… Read more »

Are the Mosaic Laws for Today?

TABLE OF CONTENTS   I. God’s Laws from Calvin through American Presbyterianism………….1 II. Distinction and Interrelationship of Various Mosaic Laws……………..5 III. The Moral Law of Nature for Adam and All Men Everywhere……….9 IV. Calvin’s Detailed Exposition of the Moral Law of Nature…………….13 V. The Westminster Standards’ Exposition of the Moral Law……………17 VI. The Westminster Standards on… Read more »

Antichrist in Scripture

Copyright 1997. Short Summary of the findings, extracted from a message given at the 1997 Blue Banner Conference.   Let us now shortly summarize the above teachings of Holy Scripture, Martin Luther and Calvinistic Protestantism. 1. About 540 B.C., Daniel predicted the cessation of all new prophesying around the time of Christ’s death. This, Daniel… Read more »

An Abridgement of Dr. N. Lee’s Holy Harvests

Wrote Professor-Emeritus Rev. Dr. Harold J. Whitney: "Perhaps the greatest feature of the Reformed Church life [in South Africa], is its annual ‘Pentecost Meetings’ — which begin with Ascension Day, and go on for ten days…. People are invited by…their Ministers to ‘hear the infallible Word of God’ — before the Scriptures are read…. Thousands… Read more »

The Repudiation of Anabaptism by the Dutch Ex-Anabaptist Leader Obbe Philips

The famous Dutch Anabaptist Obbe Philips was [re-]baptized in 1533 — and himself [re-]baptized and ordained the famous David Joris in 1534 and Menno Simons around 1536. So renowned did Obbe become, that the Dutch Anabaptists were often called Obbenites. After Obbe later withdrew from his own Obbenites, Menno Simons took over the leadership of… Read more »