In this second instalment from Drelincourt’s Observations Against the Principal Popish Errors we continue his defence of Sola Scriptura. Having in the first part shown the sufficiency of Scripture and the deficiencies of Tradition, Drelincourt now turns to proving two further limbs of Sola Scriptura, namely: 1. The clearness or perspicuity of Scripture, which is affirmed by the Westminster Confession of Faith: "those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and obser
We begin a new series of articles drawn from A Collection of Texts of Scripture, with Short Notes Upon Them, and Some Other Observations Against the Principal Popish Errors by Charles Drelincourt. Charles Drelincourt, was a seventeenth-century Protestant minister born in France of Huguenot parents. He became a pastor of the Reformed Church in Charenton, near Paris, which was at that time the most influential Calvinist Church in France. Known for his pastoral care and visitati
Is there a law of obedience for man? Yes, this is evident from the Holy Scriptures which define sin as the transgression of the law. 'Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.' (1 John 3:4). Indeed if sin did not have a God given definition then all scriptural exhortations against sin would be meaningless. The confessions and creeds of the Reformed churches affirm that there is a rule of obedience set out in scripture, that
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