Daily Archives: May 16, 2015

Church Attenders: An Observation

Zwinglius Redivivus

After 34 years of ministry (beginning 13 May, 1981) here’s what I’ve learned:

  • The least committed are the most demanding
  • The ones who contribute the least want to spend the most
  • ‘I’ll see you Sunday’ is the lie most frequently told
  • The people who find fault with you the most pray for you the least
  • The people who pray for you the most find fault with you the least
  • The hypocrites aren’t in Church, they are out of it
  • If you do what you do with expectations of being thanked, you will never be happy

View original post

Witsius on Law, Gospel, and Antinomianism

The Reformed Reader

Conciliatory or Irenical Animadversions on the Controversies Agitated in Britain  In 1696 at Utrecht, Herman Witsius’ book against antinomianism and neonomianism was first published.  The long title is Conciliatory or Irenical Animadversions on the Controversies Agitated in Britain.  I’m still working through it, and will comment more later.  For now, I want to mention a section I thought helpful – a section on the law and the gospel.

Finally, it is required, in what manner and order the preaching of the law should accompany that of the gospel. To the determination of which question, we must first know, 1) what is understood by the law, and 2) what by the gospel.

1) The law here signifies that part of the Divine word which consists in precepts and prohibitions, with the promise of conferring a reward upon them who obey, and a threatening of punishment to the disobedient.  …Every prescription of duty belongs to the law, as the venerable…

View original post 376 more words