Hanserd Knollys on Independent Church Polity

In A Moderate Answer to Dr. Bastwick's Book, called Independence is not God's Ordinance.[efn_note]W. Pitts Jr. & R. Rouldan-Figueroa, The Collected Works of Hanserd Knollys[/efn_note] Knollys, a congregationalist, writes: Passing by many things less considerable, because I intend brevity, in the seventeenth page of the Doctor's book, "There is a twofold question between them called … Continue reading Hanserd Knollys on Independent Church Polity

Hanserd Knollys, Henry Danvers, and Jerome On Paedobapstism

The seventeenth century debate concerning the ordinance of baptism was not as simple as one might expect. The debate consisted of historical, hermeneutical, and methodological considerations. Perhaps the best way to picture such a controversy is in a series of ever-shrinking circles, the smaller inside the larger. Discussion may have began at the broadest circle, … Continue reading Hanserd Knollys, Henry Danvers, and Jerome On Paedobapstism

Hymn Commentary: The Law of God is Good and Wise

God’s eternal Moral Law represents His personal holiness and is the standard for all righteousness.  It is written on the consciences of all men, summarized in the Ten Commandments, and further summarized in the two greatest commandments to love God and love neighbor.  But sinful man rejects God’s Law because he rejects God Himself.  And, … Continue reading Hymn Commentary: The Law of God is Good and Wise