Must We Avoid Eating Meat of Strangled Animals and Blood? (Turretin)

P&R Publishing is having a great sale on a great systematic theology: Francis Turretin's 3-Volume "Institutes" is $78 (with free shipping) for a limited time over at P&R Books. As I saw this sale, I was re-reading a section of Turretin on "The Abrogation of the Ceremonial Law." It's an excellent section for sure. One …

The Divine and Perfect Knowledge of God (Turretin)

Back in 17th century Europe there was a religious group of people called Socinians. This group originated with the teachings of Lelio Socinus and his nephew Faustus Socinus. The former rubbed shoulders with Reformers such as Henry Bullinger, Philipp Melanchthon, and John Calvin. Lelio Socinus' teachings worried the Reformers because of his habit of always …

Sale Notice: Excellent Reformed Resources on Logos

I typically don't do blog posts like this, but I just noticed that Logos Bible Software is having a pretty good sale on some very good Reformed resources. And I hope our readers don't mind me posting a list of the sales here - maybe it'll be of some use for some people! If not, …

The Clarity of Scripture (Turretin)

(This is a re-blog from April, 2016) The perspicuity (clarity) of Scripture has been denied by the Roman Catholic Church, the Socinians in the 17th century, and other such groups.  During and after the Reformation, the Reformers had to explain, teach, and defend this doctrine (e.g. WCF 1.6-8).  What does the clarity of Scripture mean?  …

The Church Is Greater Than Her Pastors (Turretin)

In the era of celebrity pastors and famous preachers who have thousands of "likes" and (sadly) even fans, it's very important to remember that Christ's church is greater than her pastors.  Pastors serve for 10, 20, or 30 years; maybe sometimes they even serve 50 or 60 years.  Then they die and someone else takes …

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