Accepting Words but Rejecting Sense

Francis Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology contains a very helpful section on the differences between essential vs. non-essential doctrines. In article XXII of this section, Turretin makes a very important distinction between adhering to...

Hypostatic Union

What was assumed from the Lord’s mother was nature, not fault; nor does the wondrousness of the nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, as born of a Virgin’s womb, imply that his nature is unlike ours. For the selfsame who is very God, is also very man; and there is no...

The Symbol of Chalcedon

We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable [rational] soul and body; consubstantial...

The Sum of Saving Knowledge, &c.

or, A Brief Sum of Christian Doctrine, Contained in the Holy Scriptures, and Holden Forth in the Foresaid Confession of Faith and Catechisms; Together with The Practical Use Thereof John 6:37.  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me...

The Athanasian Creed

Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the catholic faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity, and...