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The beauty of Christ - Samuel Rutherford

“I dare say that angels’ pens, angel’s tongues, nay, as many worlds of angels as there are drops of water in all the seas and fountains, and rivers of the earth cannot paint Him out to you.

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What price for clay?

“Oh, what love! Christ would not intrust our redemption to angels, to millions of angels; but he would come himself, and in person suffer; he would not give a low and a base price for us clay. 305 more words


Samuel Rutherford's Word of Comfort for the Grief of a Child

Letter 310, to Lady Kenmure, on the occasion of the death of her infant daughter.
Written by, Samuel Rutherford


Saluting your Ladyship with grace and mercy from God our Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ. 761 more words

Crying Out to God in Prayer

Samuel Rutherford The Trial and Triumph of Faith Sermon VI, pp. 66-73

 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 2,225 more words


Maria, a gentle iconoclast reblogged this on Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - a former Catholic on the narrow way and commented:

Take hope and pray! Even our sighs He hears, and "Tears have a tongue, and grammar, and language, that our Father knoweth."

Rutherford and Possibilia

“Samuel Rutherford and the Divine Origin of Possibility and Impossibility” in Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland.

  1. P1: God’s being is the first principle of all things (142-143).
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Rutherford's Scotist Ethics

“Samuel Rutherford’s Euthyphro Dilemma” in Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland by Simon J. G. Burton

Cameron’s Thesis:

  1. Things that are good in themselves have a much stronger binding authority than adiaphora.
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Speak ye not of Calvin

I’ve read through the Institutes 3 times.  It’s good, I guess.  I just don’t really resonate towards Calvin.  And until 1800, that was more or less the impression in the Reformed world.   127 more words

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