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Part 3 – Of Thankfulness, Lord’s Day 40, Chapter 3: Love of the Neighbor’s Person (cont’d). Lord’s Day 41, Chapter 1: The Covenant of Marriage.

Chapter 3: Love of the Neighbor’s Person (cont’d)  By the power of that love we walk in the light. In that light we have fellowship not only with God, but also with one another, I John 1:5-7: “This is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you,…

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Part 3 – Of Thankfulness, Lord’s Day 45, Chapter 1: The Necessity of Prayer. Chapter 2: The Requisites of True Prayer.

Chapter 1: The Necessity of Prayer We understand, of course, that when the Catechism speaks in this connection of the grace of God and the Holy Spirit which God will give unto them that ask Him for them, it refers to the continually flowing fountain of grace from which the…

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The Canons of Dordrecht, Part Two, Exposition of the Canons, First Head of Doctrine, Of Divine Predestination (Article 16)

Article 16. Those who do not yet experience a lively faith in Christ, an assured confidence of soul, peace of conscience, an earnest endeavor after filial obedience, and glorying in God through Christ, efficaciously wrought in them, and do nevertheless persist in the use of the means which God hath appointed…

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The Church and the Sacraments, Views During the Second Period (300-750 A.D.), The Doctrine of the Church: The Church Visible

There was at this time a controversy about the purity of the Church and the question of Church discipline between the Donatists and the Church Catholic, whose view was represented and defended by Augustine. The Donatists were a schismatic party in North Africa. When we speak here of the Church…

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