Charles Hodge on Piety

By | July 15, 2012

“Wherever you find vital piety – that is penitence and a devotional spirit – there you find the doctrines of the fall, of depravity, of regeneration, of atonement, and of the deity of Jesus Christ. I neither saw nor heard of a single individual who exhibited a spirit of piety who rejected any one of these doctrines. Holiness… Read More »

Problems with Congregationalism

By | June 28, 2012

Church Polity: Problems with Congregationalism from “The Ruling Elder” by Samuel Miller “It is a vain apprehension,” says the venerable Dr. Owen, “to suppose that one or two teaching officers in a Church, who are obliged to give themselves unto the word and prayer, to labour in the word and doctrine, to preach in and out of season,… Read More »

Ecclesiastical Tyranny

By | June 27, 2012

Ecclesiastical Tyranny From “The Ruling Elder”  by Samuel Miller We know that ministers are subject to the same frailties and imperfections with other men. We know, too, that a love of pre-eminence and of power is not only natural to them, in common with others; but that this principle, very early after the days of the Apostles, began… Read More »

Church Polity

By | June 23, 2012

Church Polity From “The Ruling Elder”  by Samuel Miller, Professor in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, 1831 It is ever also to be borne in mind that the Church is not a mere voluntary association, with which men are at liberty to connect themselves or not, as they please. For, although the service which God requires of us… Read More »

A Believer’s Privilege At Death

By | June 22, 2012

A Believer’s Privilege At Death From “Body of Practical Divinity” by Thomas Watson To a believer death is great gain. A saint can tell what his losses for Christ are here, but he cannot tell how great his gains are at death. “To me to die is gain.” Death to a believer is crepusculum gloriae, the day-break of… Read More »