"... it was far from the Apostle’s thought, to reckon any of the ten commandments as a weak and beggarly rudiments; so let it be abhorred of all Christian hearts and ears." We turn again to consider George Abbot's defence of the Christian Sabbath in Vinriciæ Sabbathi. One of the standard objections raised against the observance of the Sabbath is the citation of Galatians 4:10,11, which is generally presented by opponents as conclusive. Is the Apostle here confirming the abrog
George Abbot (1604-1649) (not to be confused with Archbishop George Abbot, a translator of the King James Bible), was an English lay theologian and capable scholar known as "the Puritan". He attended the preaching of Richard Baxter, who in his Practical Works (page 879) referred to Master Abbot affectionately as "my dear friend". Abbot's most famous work was "The Whole Book of Job made easy for any to understand" (1640), which stood in marked contrast to the prolixity of cont
July 1519, Leipzig. The controversy between Martin Luther and Roman Catholicism was coming to a head regarding the question of authority. The famous public disputation with counter-reformer Johann von Eck of Inglostadt was in session. The question was posed to Luther - had the Council of Constance (which condemned John Huss) erred? Luther responded: "among the condemned beliefs of John Huss and his disciples, there are many which are truly Christian and evangelical and which
In Answer to a Challenge Made by a Jesuit in Ireland (1624) Archbishop Usher responds to the disputations of Jesuit William Malone concerning the Reformed religion, setting out the judgment of antiquity on the points questioned and proving the novelty of the Romish doctrines. One such question concerned the "real presence of the body of Christ in the Sacrament of the altar", which Malone holds forth as being the agreed doctrine of the Doctors, Pastors and Fathers of the Churc
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