"The principle underlying the Sabbath is formulated in the Decalogue itself. It consists in this, that man must copy God in his course of life. The divine creative work complete itself in six days, whereupon the seventh followed as a day of rest for God. In connection with God, 'rest' cannot, of course, mean mere … Continue reading Geerhardus Vos on the Eschatology of the Sabbath
“THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST IN THE SUPPER. We do not, therefore, so join the body of the Lord and his blood with the bread and wine as to say that the bread itself is the body of Christ except in a sacramental way; or that the body of Christ is hidden corporeally under the bread, … Continue reading 2nd Helvetic Confession on the Presence of Christ in the Lord’s Supper
"If it be inquired, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing existence amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity: that is, a knowledge, … Continue reading John Calvin on the Essence of Christianity
Gordon Fee is one of my favourite scholars. He has a great passion for people being learning how to read the Bible for themselves. He is professor of New Testament studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, God’s Empowering Presence: the Holy … Continue reading Gold from Gordon Fee
"Theological reading [of the Bible]... is pursued theocentrically, looking and listening for God throughout, with the controlling purpose of discerning him with maximum clarity, through his own testimony to his will, works, and ways. Such reading is pursued prayerfully, according to Martin Luther's observation that the first thing one needs to become a good theologian through Bible reading is prayer for the illumination and help of the Holy Spirit."
- J. I. Packer
“The doctrine of our confession is contained in the writings of the prophets and apostles, to which we are bound. Thus, ministers should endeavour to study the books of the Bible, and nothing should remain in their hands and be read as much as the Holy Scriptures." - Article II of the Synod of Gönc
The name of Jesus is not only light but food also, yes oil, without which all the food of the soul is dry; salt, without which as a condiment whatever is set before us is insipid; in fine, honey in the mouth, melody in the ear, joy in the heart, and, at the same time, … Continue reading Everything needful for us exists in Christ