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Jeremiah Burroughs on the Lord’s Day

God would have us upon the Sabbath rest from all other works, that we may be free to converse with him. Therefore it is so much the more inexcusable if we have nothing else to do , [if we should] deny to converse with God as he requireth of us. If a friend should come...

The Purity of Worship by John Calvin

I have also no difficulty in conceding to you, that there is nothing more perilous to our salvation than a preposterous and perverse worship of God. The primary rudiments, by which we are wont to train to piety those whom we wish to gain as disciples to Christ, are...

Edward Leigh on Singing in Church

Edward Leigh, theologian and contemporary of the Westminster divines, on Colossians 3:16: Teaching and admonishing one another in Psalmes, and Hymnes, and spiritual Songs] See Ephes. 5.19. In both which places, as the Apostle exhorteh us to singing, so he instructeth...

Johannes Wollebius on Defining a Heretic

Heretics are they, who maintain stubbornly against the plain light of truth, any doctrine which overthrows directly, or by necessary consequence the fundamentals of Christian faith. The Rules. I. Not every Error makes an Heretic. For either there is an error against...

The Nassau Confession (1578) on Idolatry

“It were much to be wished that suitable steps against this evil had been taken in the Protestant churches soon upon the initial purification of doctrine. And moreover, that the idolatrous images, which have been and still are one of the principal abominations under...

John Calvin on Pure Worship

Moreover the rule which distinguishes between pure and vitiated worship is of universal application, in order that we may not adopt any device which seems fit to ourselves, but look to the injunction of him who alone is entitled to prescribe. Therefore, if we would...

Idolatry by David Dickson

"2. The Nazarites having made this vow were no more to serve God as they liked, but were bound |414| to follow the law appointed by God for Nazarites (Num. 6); their eating, drinking, and sacrifice were appointed of God, which lets us see that albeit God will have...

The Bremen Consensus (1595) on Ceremonies

“II. Some ceremonies are devised and established by men are properly called adiaphora, that is, a thing neither evil nor good, or an act which is left free, or an ecclesiastical rule. … They do not take the place of the indispensable worship service, such as the use...

The Debrecen Synod (1567) on Idolatry

The Debrecen Synod (1567) said, "all marks and organs of idolatry and the Mass are totally forbidden in the second commandment— indeed, everywhere in the New Testament,” and with several proofs from Scripture prove that “idols and the marks and purposes of idolatry...

CRTA Launches New Ring of Reformed Sites

Welcome to The Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics, the heart of Reformed Theology on the internet. As you can see by our brand-new site, we have completely overhauled everything! CRTA is now the main hub of a number of tried and trusted Reformed websites...

Remembering the Reformation

History cannot be documented simply as chronological events, but the intrusion of God into time to establish His redemptive purposes in and through men. Two epochs in this Spirit’s work point to the greatest revolutions ever documented: the entrance of the Lord of...

The Lord’s Supper Part 1

Through the history of the church, one of the most written about topics is the Lord’s Supper. In today’s church, one of the least written about or preached about topics is the Lord’s Supper. No doubt, as a result, there is a huge amount of misinformation that rests on...

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