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Hell

Seventh question: Hell and Eternal Death Is there a hell? And what are its punishments—whether only of loss or also of sense. We affirm the latter. I. The execution of the sentence of the Judge will follow its promulgation. This will be carried out with respect to the wicked by casting them down int... Read More

The Marks of a True Church

Twelfth question; the marks of the church - Is the truth of doctrine which is held in any assembly, or its conformity with the word of God by the pure preaching and profession of the word, and the lawful administration and use of the sacraments, a mark of the true visible church? We affirm against t... Read More

The Obscure Church

Proof That the Church is Often Obscured: From the Condition of the Old Testament Church. Our opinion is confirmed by various reasons. The first is drawn from the condition of the church under the Old Testament, under which it is evident that she was not rarely obscured and destitute of all splendor ... Read More

The Salaries of Ministers

TWENTY-EIGHTH question: the salaries OF ministers AND ecclesiastical goods: Is any salary due ministers of the church? We affirm against the Anabaptists. I. This question was agitated before this by the Anabaptists, who thought the gospel should be preached gratuitously; either by richer persons who... Read More

A Brief Biography of the Real Francis Turretin

The following biography was originally published in The Evangelical Guardian and Review, Vol. II, April 1819, No. 12: Sketch of the Life of the celebrated Francis Turrettine, Professor of Divinity at Geneva, who died Anno 1687. Translated from B. Pictet's Latin Oration, delivered before the Academy ... Read More

Forensic Justification

Is the word Justification always used in a forensic sense in this argument, or also in a moral and physical? The former we affirm, the latter we deny, against the Romanists. I. As in the chain of salvation Justification follows Vocation, Rom. 8:30, and is everywhere set forth as the primary effect o... Read More

Hell and Eternal Death

Seventh question: Hell and Eternal Death Is there a hell? And what are its punishments--whether only of loss or also of sense. We affirm the latter. I. The execution of the sentence of the Judge will follow its promulgation. This will be carried out with respect to the wicked by casting them down in... Read More

Predestination of the Elect of God

Ought predestination to be publicly taught and preached? We affirm. Some of the brethren of France in the time of Augustine started this question. Since, in his books against the Pelagians, he had inserted and inculcated many things concerning predestination, so as in this way to defend the truth ag... Read More

Proof That the Church is Often Obscured

Proof That the Church is Often Obscured: From the Condition of the Old Testament Church. Our opinion is confirmed by various reasons. The first is drawn from the condition of the church under the Old Testament, under which it is evident that she was not rarely obscured and destitute of all splendor ... Read More

The Holy Scriptures

"FIRST QUESTION: THE WORD OF GOD -- Was a verbal revelation necessary? We affirm." "As the word of God is the sole principle of theology, so the question concerning its necessity deservedly comes before all things." Rejecting false appeals to reason and nature, Turretin says: "But the orthodox churc... Read More

The The State of Man Before the Fall and the Covenant of Nature

IV. This double covenant is proposed to us in Scripture: Twofold of nature and of grace; of works and of faith; legal and covenant: of evangelical. The foundation of this distinction rests both on the different relation of God contracting (who can be considered now as Creator and Lord, then as Redee... Read More

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