The Fifth Commandment by John Calvin

Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the lord thy god giveth thee. 35. The end of this commandment is, that since the Lord takes pleasure in the preservation of his own ordinance, the degrees of dignity appointed by him must...

Supralapsarianism: the Teleological Principle

by Robert L. Reymond A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith (Nashville: T. Nelson, 1998), 488–490. In light of these difficulties with the infralapsarian arrangement of the order of the divine decrees, supralapsarians, including such eminent Reformed...

The Perspicuity Of The Scriptures by Turretin

Are the Scriptures so perspicuous in things necessary to salvation that they can be understood by believers without the external help of oral (agraphou) tradition or ecclesiastical authority? We affirm against the papists I. The papists, not satisfied with their...

The Immutability of God

There was no change in the Divine nature of the Son, when he assumed human nature. There was an union of the two natures, but no change of the Deity into the humanity, or of the humanity into the Deity: both preserved their peculiar properties. The humanity was...

Regeneration Precedes Faith

Why do some people repent and respond by faith in Christ to the divine summons to faith while others do not? Concerning those who believe in Christ’s name John immediately says in John 1:13: “[These are they] who have been begotten [ἐγεννήθησαν, egennēthēsan], not by...